Unique Jacob & Co Twin Turbo Minute Repeater Tourbillon
Jacob & Co is famous for its stunning shape, at this year's Baselworld, it also done well. The Jacob & Co Twin Turbo is the best example.
It smacks one right on the head, grips one’s throat with an authority that no other watch can muster. It is big. It is audacious. It is daring. The most distinctive first impression is the case. The shape is unusual, like a wedge. Reminiscent of the Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport, and perhaps also the Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon. But yet, unique, and unlike the others.
The massive case is in titanium and carbon fiber. An interesting departure from precious metal used for extreme complications like the Twin Turbo. The focus is not in the precious metal used in the case, but the movement. Having said that, the case is impressive. The sapphire glass itself is massive, and curves impressively, following the wedge curvature of the case.
The dial itself is made of sapphire crystal, so that the entire movement can be viewed. A Red Neoralithe inner ring carries the seconds graduation while the hour markers are engraved directly on the dial. The hands are skeletonized, and tipped with SuperLuminova.
Comprising of no less than 572 components, to say it is complicated is an understatement. The bridge layout is rather pleasing, with each plate designed to aesthetically pleasing. The shapes are harmonious. And the bridges feature magnificently executed anglage, with a number of beautiful inner angles as well as outward angles. The screws are polished and sit within polished chamferred openings so the screw heads are level with the bridge uppers. The bridges itself are finished with a brushed finish.
The Jacob & Co is truly a mind blowing masterpiece. The watch is audacious, as Jacob Arabo has no doubt intended for it to be. It is technically amazing to be able to squeeze not one but two triple axis tourbillons, coupled to each other and have space to add a decimal minute repeater with cathedral gongs.