When two worlds of excellence collide, the result is nothing short of spectacular. That's what happens when Jacob & Co., the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker, and jeweler, collaborates with Bugatti, the legendary French automobile manufacturer, to create a series of timepieces inspired by the Bugatti Chiron, the fastest and most powerful car in the world.
The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette is the ultimate expression of this partnership, combining high watchmaking and high jewelry in a stunning masterpiece of craftsmanship and engineering. This watch features 537 baguette-cut white diamonds set on a rose gold case, totaling 14.12 carats, as well as a 578-component movement that replicates the iconic W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron in miniature.
The movement is housed in a sapphire crystal block that allows a 360-degree view of the intricate mechanism, which comes to life with a push button. The 16 pistons move up and down, the crankshaft rotates, and the turbochargers spin, all in perfect synchronization with the flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock, which is inclined at 30 degrees to enhance its visibility.
The watch also features a power reserve at 9 o'clock, which resembles a fuel gauge, and a time display at 12 o'clock, with diamond and tsavorite indices. The time can be set with a stem on the left side of the case, while the movement can be wound with a stem on the center. The animation can be activated with a stem on the right side, which also bears the Bugatti logo.
The watch is fitted with a rubber strap that matches the color of the dial and case, and a rose gold deployment buckle set with 18 baguette white diamonds. The watch is a unique piece, with a retail price of $920,200.
The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette is not only a tribute to the Bugatti Chiron but also a testament to the creativity and innovation of Jacob & Co., which has been pushing the boundaries of high watchmaking and high jewelry for over three decades. This was is a true work of art that celebrates the passion and excellence of two iconic brands.