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Jacob & Co. has entered into a partnership with Paramount Pictures and acquired the rights to The Godfather. Jacob & Co. has gained access to the name, imagery, narrative and music from the iconic motion picture. These have become the inspiration for the ultimate movie tribute timepiece.


Opera Godfather Baguette is a tribute piece and a music playing timepiece. The 49-mm case contains visual, symbolic and graphic elements directly taken from the movie. A miniature sculpture of Don Vito Corleone sitting on his chair. The puppeteer strings from the movie poster. A piano and a violin-shaped crank as a reference to the ubiquitous Nino Rota soundtrack, whose main theme the music box plays on demand. The Godfather was the first movie Jacob Arabo saw in a movie theater after coming to the U.S.A. The Godfather is not just a watchmaking achievement. It is a deeply personal creation, a uniquely entertaining timepiece and a thrilling concept. The Opera Godfather Baguette is its high jewelry version, invisibly-set with baguette-cut gems. Developing a high complication timepiece that has no equivalent is one of Jacob & Co.’s signature skills. Making a high jewelry version of it is another. Adding hundreds of exquisite, baguette-cut gems to a 650+ component watch is built in Jacob & Co.’s culture.

From a creative partnership to design inspiration. From the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Shaped like an open scene, Opera Godfather Baguette is about theatrics, precious stones and meaning.


Caliber JCFM04 is a movement like no other. It combines high watchmaking and The Godfather's actual music. Made of a total of 658 components, the movement rotates as it plays the movie's famous main theme. Two sets of combs and blades play the notes of that 30-second tune, which resonate far outside the case. Caliber JCFM04 also includes a triple-axis, flying tourbillon. This extremely rare complication is made even more special as it rotates along with the rest of the movement when the on-demand melody is activated. Such a set of complications and structure are entirely unique. It takes the best hands, the best gems and the best know-how to set an Opera Godfather Baguette. The case is covered in 305 gems. Each one is baguette-cut and prepared for the invisible setting. As are several other hundreds dress-up the décor elements, such as the piano and violin crank handle. 666 more cover the music box cylinders The gem selection and setting process devised by Jacob & Co. is extremely demanding. Drawing from a 30-year experience in high jewelry, it results in a perfectly smooth, seamless surface of gleaming gems.

658 components. Music box playing 30-second The Godfather theme with rotating movement. Triple-axis flying tourbillon. Godfather-inspired decor. 50-hour power reserve. Case invisibly-set with 305 white baguette-cut diamonds (23.32 ct.). Décor and dial set with 124 white baguette-cut diamonds (3.62 ct.). Cylinders pavé-set with 666 brilliant-cut white diamonds (1.85 ct.).


The 654-component Opera Godfather movement is built on top of a rotating base. It tells time with an off-centered rotating dial. It features a flying, high speed, triple-axis tourbillon. This contemporary complication is mastered only by the most qualified movement constructors and watchmakers


Opera Godfather Baguette is dedicated to the namesake motion picture, its actors, its authors and fans. It's also a statement piece, showing what luxury watchmaking becomes when freed from conventions, limitations, and illuminated by the art of invisible setting.



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