Jacob & Co. is a jeweler of royals and rappers. He is the founder of some of the boldest timepieces in the watch industry. The gem-set watch of Jacob & Co. has made the brand much concerned by the public, but it has applied its fashion sense to complex watches, which are not suitable for timid people.
Earlier this year, Twin Turbo Furious showed extreme examples of its ultimate taste. It not only accumulated complicated functions (such as minute repeater, chronograph and double tourbillon), but also carried out in a strange way. deal with. The minute repeater is decimal, while the tourbillon regulator is in flight, triaxial and high speed.
This powerful watch is actually a follow-up to the 2016 original model (only Twin Turbo); the “Furious” suffix refers to the added single-button chronograph with a reference time difference indicator, which is the third internal anomaly Happening. In short, this is a timepiece, a person who tends to be humble may say a lot of watches. In fact, it can be said to be a watch that matches its appearance and name. Complications are as big as the situation.
What makes it unique is that the Twin Turbo Furious movement was conceived by Le Cercle des Horlogers, an expert at Neuchatel, not the Ateliers 7h38, which is responsible for Jacob & Co.’s most complex watches.
The spherical trapezoid case is composed of an astonishing 88 parts, up to 57 mm wide, 52 mm from lug to lug, and 17 mm high. The picture shows an all-black prototype, which is a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium alloy and carbon composite side, but the watch produced is actually a combination of red gold and carbon fiber, which makes the watch more eye-catching. . However, titanium and carbon composite housings are available as custom orders.
On the right side of the case is an unusual crank handle for winding the movement, while the other end has a sliding device to activate the minute repeater. Above the case is a piece of expanded smoked sapphire glass that bends down the curvature at the front edge of the case, and the dial itself is also made of sapphire crystal.
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The most attractive part of the watch is a pair of three-axis flying tourbillon regulators, which are located at the bottom of the dial (with a small power reserve display in the middle). Contrary to the traditional tourbillon rotating around a single axis, the three-axis tourbillon rotates around three different axes at the same time. In the improvement of the previous Twin Turbo, the tourbillon has been accelerated. Both are spinning insanely-it takes 24 seconds to make one rotation on the first axis, 8 seconds on the second axis, and 30 seconds on the third axis.
Multi-axis rotation means that each balance wheel will never be in the same position, so theoretically it is not affected by gravity. And the two tourbillons are connected by a differential to produce a single average speed, making the movement’s timing function more stable than using a single regulator. But the most important thing is that the tourbillon has the very attractive visual effect that super large watches expect.
Twin Turbo Furious also has a decimal minute repeater, which may be suitable for this open copy watch. The decimal system is a modern invention that becomes more intuitive as time passes, just like reading an analog watch.
The decimal minute repeater does not sound like hours, quarters, and minutes like a traditional minute repeater, but displays the minutes in minutes, minutes, and minutes in units of ten minutes, thereby making it Easy to understand. Like many modern repeaters, it has a built-in security mechanism that can release the time setting mechanism while the chime is in progress, and vice versa.
The third complication is that the single-button chronograph is quite traditional in construction, and it relies on column wheels and horizontal clutches. But connected to the chronograph is the most novel function in the watch: the reference time difference indication. It was inspired by the chronograph panel used in the car, showing the driver the difference between the reference lap time and the actual lap time.
The reference time is set by the crown and displayed in two adjacent apertures at six o’clock. Larger numbers indicate minutes, and the aperture on the right indicates seconds, with a maximum of 5:59.
Once the chronograph is started and stopped, the “chassis” wheel around the dial indicates the time difference between the recorded time and the reference time. The positive difference on the wheel is displayed with red numbers, while the negative difference time is yellow.
The spectacular movement is the manual winding movement JCFM05, which runs at 3 Hz and has a power reserve of 50 hours. It consists of 832 amazing parts.
From the back, the movement looks as complicated as it actually is. This style is reminiscent of the concept fake watches uk of Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet, but it is still very interesting.
Its structure is quite symmetrical. The hammer of the decimal minute repeater is located at the top center. The timing device is directly below, including the column wheel on the left, and the regulator of the repeater is directly opposite. At the bottom sit a pair of gold-plated skeleton wheels, which drive the tourbillon.
The decoration of the movement has also been carefully designed, with a hand-polished bridge with a black polished surface, a round texture on the wheels and polished countersunk holes for jewelry.
Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious is a limited edition, made of rose gold and carbon fiber composite materials (refer to TT200.40.NS.NK.A).