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Opera Godfather Musical Watch Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium With Diamond Barrels

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The Opera Godfather Musical Watch combines the world of ultra-high-end watchmaking with the breathtaking complexity of a mechanical musical box, playing the stirring theme music of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. The Opera Godfather is powered by its exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement, a caliber of absolutely peerless construction and an unmatched capacity to amaze and entertain.

Created in partnership with Paramount Pictures, the production and distribution company of The Godfather, the Opera Godfather utilizes its bespoke complication of two rotating cylinders with a total of 30 teeth turning against two combs to play a melody of 120 notes of The Godfather theme music.

It isn't all just about the music: the Opera Godfather relies on a spectacular triple-axis tourbillon to ensure accurate timekeeping, and to represent Jacob & Co's cutting-edge watchmaking expertise. A combination of gold, steel, brass, and titanium components in the JCFM04 caliber, as well as their hand-finished decorations, connect the artistic and technical sides of the Opera Godfather.

In this extra-special unique piece, the Opera Godfather's music box cylinders are completely set with brilliant white diamonds, making it even more spectacular.


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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.

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Triple-axis Gravitational Tourbillon

The tourbillon was originally invented to provide improved timekeeping performance for a pocket watch. The Astronomia Tourbillon brings this 200-plus-year-old complication to breathtaking levels of modern refinement and complexity.

Composed of a total of 104 components that weigh just 1.15 grams, the triple-axis 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: that of 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 72 seconds to complete. This makes for a bold new way 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 With Diamond Barrels Video

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Godfather Musical Complication

The Opera Godfather contains the rarest type of audible complication: a music box. This marvel of engineering is built 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 18K rose gold pusher situated at the 10 o'clock, initiates the chiming mechanism and sets more than 600 components into motion. A pair of uniquely crafted cylinders, completely set with 666 round brilliant diamonds, begin to rotate brushing their 30 teeth against a pair of combs to create 120 notes of the original movie theme.

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

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Piano

Integrated as part of the music box, the keys of the 18K rose 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 Figurine

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




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Violin Crank

To wind the watch, unfold the sculpted 18K violin crank and turn it. When finished, refold and return to its place on the side of the watch.

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Case & Crystal

The case, caseback and lugs of the Opera Godfather Musical Watch are crafted from 18K Rose Gold. Its front crystal is uniquely domed 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 additional viewing angles to appreciate the functioning of JCFM04 caliber. On the case is the 18K gold winding crank, a replica 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 by a lift-out bow on the case back.


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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 blued Jacob & Co. designed hands. A patented differential system allows the time display to always remain in the correct 12/6 o'clock orientation, even while the entire platform of the Opera Godfather rotates during the operation of the musical box complication.

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At A Glance

Two-comb, two-cylinder Swiss Music Box, playing the theme from The Godfather on demand

The two music box cylinders are completely set with 666 round brilliant diamonds

49mm Black DLC grade 5 titanium and domed sapphire crystal case

Entire dial turns 120 degrees while music plays

Time display stays in the correct 12/6 orientation thanks to a patented differential system

Hand-sculpted and hand-painted Godfather figurine in the center of the timepiece

18K gold plate with instantly recognizable Godfather logo

Partnership with Paramount Pictures

18K gold, black-lacquered piano with moving keys


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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: OP110.21.AG.UB.ABALA

MOVEMENT: Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob&Co Manual-Winding JCFM04; Diameter: 43mm; Height: 17.2mm; 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 sequential high-speed tourbillon (104 components; 1.15g):

• 1st Axis (interior) spinning in 24 seconds

• 2nd Axis (intermediate) spinning in 8 seconds

• 3rd Axis (exterior) spinning in 72 seconds

Godfather Theme activated on demand by pusher at 10 o'clock: rotation of two cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes. The two white gold cylinders are set with a total of 666 brilliant diamonds (1.85 cts). 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 DLC Grade 5 Titanium and Sapphire; Case Back: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium and 18K Rose Gold; Bow: Time-Setting via lift-out rotating bow on caseback; Crown: Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin-shaped Crank handle at 3 o'clock; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3atm)

DIAL AND HANDS:

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

STRAP AND CLASP: Strap: Black Alligator Leather; Clasp: Black PVD Titanium Deployant buckle


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