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Back to Baselworld 2018: Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious

At Baselworld this year, Jacob & Co. unveiled its latest “large complication” timepiece Twin Twin Furious, pushing the boundaries of the traditional watchmaking industry. The new model is an extension of the brand’s famous “Twin Turbo” series. It is destined to be an iconic piece with a complex combination of a dual-acceleration three-axis sequential tourbillon, a minute repeater and a single-button chronograph.

Double-acceleration three-axis sequential tourbillon provides best accuracy
In the watchmaking industry, the presence of the tourbillon in the movement makes this component an elite person. Jacob & Co.’s Twin Turbo Furious is unique, incorporating a dual-acceleration three-axis sequential tourbillon in its striking design. The tourbillon flies at 24 seconds on the first axis, 8 seconds on the second axis, and 30 seconds on the third axis.

Therefore, the tourbillon stand equipped with the adjustment mechanism can sweep through all positions in half a minute, and compensate for the gravitational influence caused by the attraction of the earth, thereby greatly improving the timing accuracy of the movement. This is a significant improvement over the previous version of the wrist watches for men, which initially took 8 minutes to complete a scan of all locations. Today, sweeps can be completed in as little as 30 seconds-a sign that the accuracy stability of the new model has improved.

Given the rotation speed of the tourbillon, the beat of the balance wheel (back and forth movement of the pallet fork): 6 ticks per second-a fragmented and visually shocking rhythm can be observed, giving the movement a continuous title.

The benefit of the connection between the two tourbillon carriers is the stability of the entire system. In the event of an impact, if any of the two tourbillons is affected by the impact, the other tourbillon will immediately make up for the potential difference and maintain the perfect accuracy of the movement.

Fractional minutes repeater is ready
Minute repeat timing is one of the complications that collectors value most. They are also one of the most difficult complications for watchmakers. However, when Jacob & Co. tried to make Twin Turbo Furious a reality, it was technically feasible. To simplify the audible indication of time, Twin Turbo Furious beeps every ten minutes. Since this type of mechanism is known to be sensitive, Jacob & Co.’s sports engineering department includes safety devices to prevent untimely events, such as a beep when the time is reset.

Planetary gear power reserve
The remaining power is displayed on the dial side at 6 o’clock. Thanks to the clever planetary system, which includes a differential gear mechanism; the pointer points to the full power reserve on the left and then moves to the right as the 50-hour reserve decreases. The watch is tightened by a crank on the crown at 3 o’clock.

One-button timing function with reference time
Jacob & Co.’s original Twin Turbo model debuted as a novelty at Baselworld in 2016 and was the first time in history to combine two three-axis tourbillons and a minute repeater meter.

With Twin Turbo Furious, Jacob & Co. Has further added a very special timing function. Twin Turbo Furious embodies the determination of the Swiss House of Representatives to always seek new solutions or create unprecedented features, and is equipped with a “reference time” indicator. The reference time indicator provides instant readings, inspired by the chronograph used to race cars; each lap, the panel displayed on the side of the track tells the driver the time difference between their time and the lap reference time.

Twin Turbo Furious has a display in the center of the dial that indicates the difference in seconds compared to the reference time initially set by the stopwatch hands. This aesthetically pleasing technical solution will inevitably surprise motorsports lovers.

Jacob & Co. prioritized the integration of the single-button chronograph function into Twin Turbo Furious: spur gears and horizontal clutches ensure precise functions while making control smoother.