Jacob & Co.’s Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Orange Sapphire Crystal: An Engine On Your Wrist?

It all started with a concept that Jacob & Co. replica developed in collaboration with Bugatti: to recreate the visceral feel of the famous Bugatti 16-cylinder engine in a watch.

The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon, which has been in development for almost a year, is the answer. In timepieces, it’s all about honoring the Chiron. Inspired by the smooth lines of the Chiron, the case is designed to replicate the movement or “engine block” of a Bugatti engine mounted behind a large sapphire crystal for all to see.

What is history?
Bugatti and Jacob & Co. announced a multi-year collaboration in 2019 to create one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen timepieces. These timepieces capture the spirit of both organizations while taking watchmaking to new heights.

Two clocks are produced to initiate this performance-driven relationship. The look and spirit of the Bugatti supercar is directly inspired by these watches, which are based on the Twin Turbo Furious and Epic X Chrono. Jacob & Co. and Bugatti launch the Twin Turbo Furious timepiece in 2020, as well as the new collection Bugatti Chiron.

Engine animation
When you press the right-hand crown of the timepiece, the engine comes to life: the crankshaft spins and 16 pistons pump up and down, just like a real internal combustion engine. When the engine is running, two “turbochargers” on the sides of the engine block spin (down from four on the actual Chiron engine), adding to the visual punch.

The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon achieves an unprecedented achievement: the perfect fusion of engine and watch.

About the tourbillon
The Bugatti Chiron tourbillon uses a 30-degree inclined tourbillon, a first for Jacob & Co. The “flying” component of the tourbillon means that the adjustment mechanism is only supported on one side, making it all the more fascinating. The 30-degree angle makes it easier to appreciate this amazing feat of engineering.

The movement comes to a complete stop in four positions thanks to what appears to be a real Chiron shock. It’s visible inside the case and can be seen moving up and down. Two “exhausts” make up the engine block, completing the engine concept of the design.

The animation and chronograph power reserve are separate, although both are wound via the winding crown, clockwise for the movement and counterclockwise for the engine animation. The universal gas pump logo even sits on the power-reserve indicator at nine o’clock on the side of the gauge for timing.

The crowns are located at the bottom of the case: the left crown sets the time, the middle crown simultaneously winds the movement and animation (60-hour power reserve), and the right crown starts the animation. cheap watches price

The movement’s suspension was a further challenge for the designers, who had to devise (and patent) a unique automotive-style lateral articulation system to prevent damage to the crown posts as the movement rose and fell within the case .

crystal box
One of the pinnacles of fine watchmaking is the case made entirely of coloured sapphire crystal. The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon sapphire crystal is the result of months of computer-aided design, fabrication and hand polishing. It was a difficult, multi-faceted project that took months to complete. Crafting it with orange sapphire crystal requires several levels of exclusivity and difficulty ladder.

For example, the tonneau-shaped Chiron case consists of multiple geometric surfaces rather than a single one. Then there is the hardness of sapphire. The Mohs hardness is 9. Few materials are harder than diamond with a hardness of 10. Therefore, the case is made with diamond cutting and polishing equipment. Making a case with the same proportions and transparency as the Chiron showcased was expensive and time-consuming, but it was an absolute necessity.

The sapphire crystal was originally a powder that was heated to extremely high temperatures and then grew into a huge round sapphire, the size and shape of a coffee can. This process may take three to fifteen days to complete. This massive sapphire is carved into a piece that will become the shell of the Bugatti Chiron. This piece is hand machined and polished.

The Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon by Jacob & Co. is a world first: a real engine on the wrist!

Brand: Jacob & Co
Model: BU210.80.AE.UA.B
Movement: Manual Winding
Case material: Anti-Reflective Orange Sapphire Crystal and 18K Rose Gold
Case size: 55×44 mm
Glass: Sapphire
Bracelet: Rubber
Glass: Sapphire
Year: 2022

Breitling Endurance Pro: An In-Depth Guide to Breitling’s Innovative Sports Watches

What should a great sports watch look like? There are many different ways to answer this question, but one of the most basic has to do with the materials used to make the watch. Stainless steel and titanium are the two most commonly used materials in the watchmaking industry. This is due to their enormous durability and elegant shape, especially when cleanly polished. However, for wearers who embrace an active, active lifestyle, stainless steel and titanium are less than ideal. Sports enthusiasts, fitness enthusiasts and athletes will definitely prefer a lightweight sports watch over a bulky metal watch. This is the main reason why Breitling makes the great Breitling Endurance Pro watch.

With the fashion Breitling Endurance Pro, Breitling answers the question of exactly what a sports watch should be. In making this watch, Breitling focused on creating a sturdy, reliable timepiece that the wearer can carry comfortably and conveniently when engaging in vigorous, active exercise. So, what makes the Breitling Endurance Pro a good companion for ordinary sports enthusiasts? Let’s find out.

first impression

Compared to other watches in the professional collection, the Breitling Endurance Pro has a unique design. Other professional watches, such as the Chronospace Automatic and the classic Aerospace, rely more on their refined design. That might turn some people off the Endurance Pro, which has a more sporty and casual style — on par with the sporty styling of the Casio G-Shock. But that doesn’t mean the Endurance Pro lacks the versatile, key features evident in other professional series.

Some people think the Breitling Endurance Pro lacks durability, especially for sports watches. This is because most sports watches come with titanium or stainless steel cases to protect them from external elements that could damage the watch. However, Breitling opted to use their own patented case material, which has properties similar to carbon. This material is called Breitlight®. It is scratch-resistant, non-magnetic, hypoallergenic, thermally stable, and much lighter than titanium and stainless steel. Breitlight is an innovation triumph for Breitling, so it’s no surprise that the company is very secretive about the components they use to make the material. Unfortunately, the unknown origins of the Breitlight have divided most Breitling fans.

Having said that, reviews of the wholesale Breitling Endurance Pro so far suggest that Breitlight has delivered on its promise, as the Endurance Pro’s case is surprisingly solid. Its lightweight profile provides the wearer with maximum comfort, allowing them to continue their activities seamlessly. Also, the 100m water resistance of this watch is very convenient as it can be easily carried around for quick swimming or even diving. The Breitling Endurance Pro is a very handy sports watch that can be worn by almost anyone – especially triathletes.

The Breitling Endurance Pro has a very simple set of features that are relatively similar to other watches in the professional collection. This makes Endurance Pro a clearly identifiable member of the stated range. There are some differences in the movement used and the style of the watch, but the professional essence can still be found in Endurance Pro. Let’s take a closer look at what the Breitling Endurance Pro has to offer.

Case, crown and case back
As mentioned earlier, the material used for the case is Breitlight, which is exclusive to Breitling. Given the sturdiness of carbon, we can take a wild guess that carbon is one of the materials that makes this lightweight case. Some might mistakenly think that the case is made of only plastic or resin – but the durability of this case proves otherwise.

The Endurance Pro has a 44m case and a screw-down case back. The diameter of this watch is just on the larger side, which might make it look like a men’s sports watch, but it’s not. Endurance Pro is not designed for a specific gender. Plus, the lightness of the case means that female athletes are known to wear this watch without any issues with weight or comfort. Since the Endurance Pro isn’t made of solid metal, the watch’s thermal stability provides appreciable warmth to your wrist, even underwater. This shows how trustworthy and versatile Breitlight is, despite its unknown origins.

The crown of the Endurance Pro is screwed down. This means you can pull the crown to make the necessary adjustments – whether it’s the calendar or the time. The watch industry has been debating whether this type of crown contributes to the water resistance of the watch. Many agree that the presence of the screw-down crown is necessary to prevent any moisture from leaking and damaging the watch’s internal structure, so its presence in the Endurance Pro is definitely a plus. Additionally, the Endurance Pro is water resistant to 100m, which is approximately 330 feet underwater. This means you can easily use the Endurance Pro for recreational diving in the ocean without worrying that it might get damaged by water. top replica watch

Dial and strap
The dial of the Endurance Pro is very simple, even for a chronograph. Most chronographs are known for their complicated dials that are cluttered and cluttered, which can be confusing to the wearer. The dial mainly consists of three sub-dials, a date aperture and the usual minutes, seconds and hours. The 1/10-second subdial is located at 1 to 2 o’clock, while the 30-minute subdial is located at 9 to 10 o’clock. On the other hand, the 60-second subdial is located at 6 o’clock. The three subdials can be controlled by two corresponding buttons located around the crown. The date window is at the 4:30 position. One problem with the date aperture is that it’s so small that it’s easy to miss at first.

Minute markers and hour numerals set the dial of the Endurance Pro apart from other watches in the professional collection. 3, 6, and 9 hours are in large font, while the other numbers are smaller. The Breitling logo replaces the 12th hour marker. It’s a neat design choice, rather than just printing an enlarged number 12, as it’s a clear sign that this watch is a genuine Breitling. The dial design may be a bit unconventional for a sports watch, but despite the lack of space, legibility is noticeable. Having said that, it’s certainly a solid, good-looking dial.

The color of the dial is mostly black, but it comes with secondary colors, depending on which model you get. The Endurance Pro is currently available in five colors: red, orange, light blue, dark blue and yellow. These colors are paired with the corresponding rubber straps. These bold, bold colours blend beautifully with the black dial and case and certainly add more colour to the watch’s sporty look.

This is what differentiates the Breitling Endurance Pro from the entire professional range. Instead of using an automatic movement like most professional watches, Breitling decided to use a Breitling 82 caliber. This movement is also known as thermally compensated super quartz. The choice to use a quartz movement in the Endurance Pro was met with strong opposition from Breitling fans, who mostly expected an automatic movement – especially since most of the timepieces in the professional series are equipped with automatic movements. The Breitling 82 movement will last at least 3 to 4 years, which is more than enough for the average watch wearer, so running out of power won’t cause much of a problem. The Breitling Caliber 82 is a solid watch movement, even though the Endurance Pro is a chronograph.

Reasons to buy a Breitling Endurance Pro watch
Buying a Breitling Endurance Pro watch has proven worthwhile for a number of reasons. Well-known triathletes such as Jan Frodeno, Daniela Syf and Chris “Macca” McCormack wear these watches in competitions – especially the Ironman Triathlon collection. All three athletes have been crowned world champions multiple times with their expertise, and their choice of the Endurance Pro is a strong endorsement of this watch as the perfect sports companion. The lightweight form factor of the Endurance Pro greatly helps ease the burden of indulging in physical activity. If you’re looking for a watch that can basically be considered an all-in-one watch, the Endurance Pro provides the basics and necessary tools for swimming, jogging, cycling and even everyday park walks.

final thoughts
When the Breitling Endurance Pro was first released, Breitling fans were skeptical. The non-metallic case and brightly colored rubber strap have convinced watch connoisseurs that the Endurance Pro is Breitling’s mediocre attempt to create an inexpensive sports watch.

Still, the Endurance Pro is not to be underestimated. It manages to deliver its innovative features seamlessly without compromising its overall appealing masculine design. In addition, Breitling may be one of the most innovative materials to emerge in the watch industry in recent years. It may not be as polished as stainless steel or titanium, but Breitling carbon fiber brings fresh style and impossibly lightness, making the Endurance Pro a durable and comfortable sports watch. It might not be the most affordable sports swiss watch, but it’s definitely one of the best modern sports watches on the market right now.