Remember last month when we featured a £225,000 watch with a working Bugatti W16 engine inside? It isn’t along anymore. In fact, Jacob & Co. (not my company, by the way) has released another timepiece into its collection that's more complicated and more reserved for those with deep, dark pockets.
Called the Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious under the company's Grand Complication Masterpieces (it can't get any more honest than that), this $580,000 (approx. £463,000) watch pays homage to the record-breaking Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ hypercar that was announced last year.
This very posh and expensive watch comes in two flavours – one in Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium and Carbon Fibre and the other in 18-karat Rose Gold 5N and Carbon Fibre.
Unlike the previous Jacob & Co. watch with a working miniature W16 inside, the Twin Turbo Furious is inspired by the £3.17-million car it pays homage to. The materials and colours used are similar to the hypercar, and more importantly, even its performance and complexity transcend into the watch.
As a matter of fact, the luxurious watch features two black titanium triple-axis tourbillon escapements and a decimal minute repeater. "Very few brands create decimal repeaters," says Forbes, which is a complicated process that involves 832 components and challenging to comprehend if you're not a watch connoisseur.
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But then again, the 88-piece forged case is 57x52mm in size with materials inspired by the record-breaking Bugatti. While the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is only limited to 30 buyers, the Jacob & Co. watch is also limited to just 18 buyers of each option.
If you're among those who bought the Chiron Super Sport 300+, we believe you should pair it with this watch. That price tag won't be an object to you, we're sure.
Source: Jacob & Co. via Forbes