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Opera Godfather Musical Watch Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium

Opera Musical Godfather

Story

The Opera Godfather collection uses a series of artistic details and high watchmaking complications to tell the story of one of the greatest films ever made, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. It was created in a novel official partnership with Paramount Pictures, the production and distribution company of the famous feature film.

Powered by its exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement, the Opera Godfather features a bespoke music box that plays the first 120 notes of The Godfather theme. For the Opera Godfather Black Barrels, the two cylinders for the music box are in black.

In addition to the music, the Opera Godfather relies on a spectacular triple-axis gravitational tourbillon to ensure accurate timekeeping, and to represent Jacob & Co's cutting-edge watchmaking expertise.

Artistic details can include a hand-painted replica of a piano, the film's iconic logo on a black painted 18K gold plate, and a hand-painted figurine of the Godfather himself with cigar in hand.

These artistic flourishes and high watchmaking complications are combined in a well-balanced dial display that presents the epic crime story in glorious sight and sound. Like the film, the Opera Godfather is a timeless work of high technical expertise and fine art.

The Godfather Partnership

This is the first time Paramount has partnered with a watch company in this way and it was a challenge to secure the rights. Once the deal was done, however, Paramount agreed to license the music and the Godfather logo to Jacob & Co.
Triple-Axis Gravitational Tourbillon

Triple-Axis Gravitational Tourbillon

The tourbillon was originally invented to improve accuracy of a pocket watch by countering the effects of gravity. The Opera Godfather brings this more than 220-year-old invention to the levels of refinement and complexity that its musical box complication and dial assembly represent.

Composed of a total of 104 components that altogether weigh just 1.15 grams, the
triple-axis sequential high-speed flying tourbillon of the Opera Godfather is at the forefront of modern watchmaking. With an average component weight of just 0.011 grams (0.00039
ounces), it is a spectacular constellation of individually barely visible parts that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, fulfill the primary duty of a precious timepiece: accurate timekeeping.

The triple-axis tourbillon's delicately detailed assembly rotates on three axes simultaneously: a full rotation on the 1st axis takes 24 seconds, on the 2nd axis 8 seconds, and on the third axis 30 seconds to complete. This makes for a bold new look at how tourbillons can function, when engineered with
cutting-edge, ultra-modern technologies and timeless horological heritage in mind.

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Opera Godfather Musical Watch Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium Video

Opera Godfather Complication

Godfather Musical Complication

Chiming mechanisms represent some of the most complicated and challenging haute horlogerie complications. The Opera Godfather Black Barrels brings the rarest type of audible complications to front: that of a musical box, engineered into the strict constraints of a wristwatch and designed to play the iconic theme music of The Godfather, recreated into this purely mechanical format in official partnership with Paramount Pictures.

A single press on the pusher situated at the 10 o'clock position of the case - crafted from 18K Rose Gold or Grade 5 Titanium - initiates the chiming mechanism and sets over 600 components into motion. A pair of uniquely crafted black cylinders begin to rotate at a finely calculated tempo, brushing their 36 teeth against a pair of combs to evoke a total of 120 notes of the original movie theme.

In unison with the approximately 30-second operation of the chiming function, the entire movement and dial assembly of the Opera Godfather performs a rotation of 120 degrees, a singular feat that serves as a testament to the powerful engineering that lives inside the JCFM04 caliber.

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Piano section

Integrated as part of the music box, the keys of the 18K gold, black lacquered piano contact the pins of the cylinder, producing the music. Because of this, the keys of the piano seem to be moving while the music is playing.

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Godfather Miniature figure

Sitting in the very center of the Opera Godfather musical watch is a miniature, hand-engraved and hand-painted figurine of the Godfather himself, with cigar in hand, listening to the chiming complication and keeping his eyes on the spectacular triple-axis tourbillon.

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Violin Crank

Winding the watch is simple. All you do is unfold the 18K violin-shaped crank and turn it. When finished, refold and return to its place on the side of the watch.

Opera Godfather Gold Case & Crystal

Case & Crystal

The 49mm case, caseback and lug structure of the Opera Godfather is crafted from either 18K Rose Gold or Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium. Its front crystal is uniquely domed so as to reveal the entire construction and every detail of the Opera Godfather's incredible complications. The side of the case is made up of blocks of transparent sapphire crystal as well, to allow for fascinating new viewing angles to appreciate the functioning of JCFM04 caliber. On the case is the 18K gold winding crank, in the shape of a violin, replacing the traditional crown. This crank charges the power reserve for the movement and for the music box function. The setting is accomplished via a lift-out bow on the case back.

Opera Musical Godfather Gold Dial & Hands

Dial & Hands

Time is displayed on a matte black subdial with a linear design executed in highly polished gold. Hours and minutes are indicated by a set of blue finished hands. Thanks to ingenious engineering solutions and a patented differential system working silently inside the JCFM04 caliber, the time display sub-dial always remains in the correct 12/6 orientation while the entire platform of the Opera Godfather rotates during the operation of the musical box complication.

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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: OP110.21.AG.AC.A

MOVEMENT: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob & Co. Manual-Winding JCFM04; Diameter: 43mm; Height: 17.2mm; Weight: 38g; Material: Gold, steel, titanium, brass; Components: 658; Power Reserve: 42-Hours; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 58; System: Triple Axis Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Combs; Finishing: Bridges and plates: Shot-blasted and Black PVD finish; Barrels: Circular graining; Cylinders: Rose Gold Plated; Screws: Angled Bevel and Mirror Polished .

FUNCTIONS: Subsidiary hour and minute dial Triple-axis gravitational tourbillon (97 components; 1.79g): 1st Axis Flying: in 24 seconds; 2nd Axis Flying: in 8 seconds; 3rd Axis Flying: in 30 seconds;

Godfather Theme activated on demand by pusher at 10 o'clock: rotation of two black cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes. Decors: 18K Rose Gold and black PVD Godfather plate, Black lacquered 18K Rose Gold Piano and Miniature Godfather at the center of the movement. Movement rotation of 120° in 30 seconds.

CASE: Diameter: 49mm; Height: 23mm; Material: Black Titanium DLC and Sapphire; Case Back: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium and 18K Rose Gold; Bow: Time-Setting via 18K Rose Gold lift-out rotating bow on case back; Crown: Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin Crank-handle at 3 o'clock; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3atm).

DIAL & HANDS: Dial: Black Mat Polish and 18K Rose Gold Applique Index; Hands: Blued Jacob&Co designed hands.

STRAP & CLASP: Alligator; Clasp: Black DLC Titanium Deployant Buckle.

LIMITED EDITION: 18 Pieces

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