There are so many elements that make a Bugatti so fascinating – precision, beauty, performance…everyone could make this list longer. However, it all comes back to the heart of every modern Bugatti: the engine. With the launch of the Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon in April 2020, the special Bugatti feel triggered by the iconic W16 engine is transferred to the watch for the first time. Now, four new editions of this timepiece represent the craftsmanship, dedication and skill that Chiron embodies: the meeting of the top of the automotive industry and the pinnacle of watchmaking.
The four new Chiron Tourbillon watch editions embody Bugatti in every way with the utmost sophistication and extraordinary detailing. All four versions boast a stunning movement made up of 578 individual parts that combine motor and clock designs in surprising ways. Beneath the expansive sapphire crystal is a tiny engine block modeled on the legendary 8,0-liter W16 engine that starts at the touch of a button. The watch is driven by a flying tourbillon tilted 30 degrees.
The new version of the Chiron Tourbillon has been further developed with new materials for the ultimate in personalisation. Inspired by the smooth lines of the Chiron, the overall shape of this stunning timepiece is drawn from its automotive counterparts. The first option consists of a solid sapphire crystal block, sapphire crystal case back and sapphire crystal crown and pushers. This masterpiece is worn on the wrist on a rubber strap with a titanium clasp. The second option – has a case made of 18 karat rose gold with a special anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a visible caseback, also made of 18 karat rose gold, and black DLC The finished crown and pushers feature titanium embossed with the Bugatti logo. This version includes a rubber strap with black DLC titanium and 18 karat rose gold buckle.
18 karat rose gold case
Another limited edition offers an 18-carat rose gold case set with sparkling white diamonds and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The visible case back, crown and buttons are made of 18-karat rose gold, which also features white baguette diamonds and a perforated Bugatti logo. The watch is secured by a rubber strap with an 18-carat rose gold buckle set with white diamonds. Featuring an 18-carat white gold case set with 391 black and white diamonds (approximately 20 carats), the Chiron Tourbillon represents the ultimate definition of luxury. The 18-carat white gold case back complements the crown and buttons set with white baguette diamonds. Rubber strap and 18 ct white gold buckle set with 18 white diamonds (approx. 1.76 ct).
The Bugatti experience on your wrist
Once the right crown of the timepiece is pressed, the animation of the legendary Bugatti engine begins. Just as a supercar’s engine kicks off, a “crankshaft” made of solid steel — one of the smallest and most complex single watch parts ever made — spins and the “pistons” pump up and down, mounting them in different ways The angle further adds to the complexity of the movement. Two “turbochargers” on the sides of the engine block spin while the drivetrain is running, adding to the overall spectacle.
The movement is held in four positions by Chiron-style micro shock absorbers. As a result, it floats in the case and the slight up-and-down movement of the mainspring can be observed. This suspension detail posed an additional challenge for watch designers, who had to develop and patent a unique, car-inspired lateral system to ensure that the crown pin would not be damaged by movement in the case. Replica Watches Online
The crown is located on the underside of the case. The time is set by the left crown, the middle crown provides a 60-hour power reserve and animation for winding the movement, while the right crown activates the animation. The power reserve for animation and chronograph is separate, but both wrap around the same crown – clockwise for the movement (60 hours), and counterclockwise for the motor animation (about three activated). The movement’s power reserve even features a petrol pump symbol on the side of the display.
As an interpretation of the Bugatti logo, this timepiece naturally retains the DNA of Bugatti design and also conveys its emotion. In addition to the flying tourbillon bearing the fashion Jacob & Co. logo, the engine compartment is adorned with a subtle EB logo, where the “crankshaft” houses 16 pistons waiting to start. The tourbillon window is modeled after the horseshoe grille, which has always been an integral part of Bugatti supercar design. For the first time in watchmaking, Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon provides a seamless link between supercars and high-quality watchmaking success.