Founded in 1986 in New York City, Jacob & Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. To mark this milestone of innovation and excellence, the house is launching a Grande Complication watch model with a sporty style that is reflective of the brand’s expertise and youthful vigor.
Debuting for the first time at Baselworld this year, the Twin Turbo combines two triple-axis tourbillons and a minute-repeater. Through a poising system, the tourbillons maintain a consistent rate set at 40 seconds, 3 minutes and 8 minutes per cycle, turning symmetrically at a similar pace. With a deep-sounding and resonating chime, the minute repeater, featuring a cathedral gong, offers a modern approach to striking the hour – doing so every 10 minutes rather than abiding by watchmaking’s traditional 15 minute time frame. A safety system is also in place to prevent it from striking while setting the time.
A rarity for a Grande Complication, the two tourbillons and minute repeater are housed into a uniquely shaped watchcase, equipped with 63 components. Its sporty look combines titanium and carbon in its exterior, making it ultra lightweight. Inspired by an extraordinary automotive design, its flange is trimmed in red neoralithe and the smoked sapphire crystal opens onto its impressive motor featuring two triple-axis tourbillons.
The transparent case back reveals an abstract architecture of triangles in openwork metal. A symbol of stability, spirituality and determination, this motif, dear to the founder Jacob Arabo, is iconic within the house of Jacob & Co.
Model: Twin Turbo – Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon Minute Repeater
Exclusive Jacob & Co. Manual Winding JCFM01
Size: 34.43mm; Height: 13.2mm
Material: Titanium, Steel;
System: Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon with Decimal Minute Repeater
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3Hz)
Finishing: Hand Angled and Polished Plate and Bridges; Flank Draw, Circular Graining; Circular Barrel and Plate; Polished Screw; Conical Pinions; 4 Mechanical
Ball Baring Devices; 2 Screw Balances
Decimal Minute Repeater: Hours, 10 min. and minutes
2 Hammers at 12 O’clock
Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon
– 1st Axis Flying: in 40 seconds
– 2nd Axis Flying: in 8 min
– 3rd Axis Flying: in 3 minutes
Regulator between the Two Triple Axis Tourbillon Carriers
Double Mechanical Safety Feature during a Chiming Sequence
Material: Grade 5 Titanium; Carbon Fiber
Minute repeater activated by lifting the lever on the left side of the case
Winding with the handle located in the right side of the case
Crystal: Domed Sapphire Crystal
Case Back: Domed Sapphire Crystal
Water resistant to 30 meters
Smoked Sapphire with Applied “Jacob&Co.” Logo, Red Neoralithe Inner Ring with Minute Graduation;
Hands: Black Skeleton with SuperLuminova Coating
Black Leather; Grade 5 Titanium Deployment Buckle