During Baselworld 2019 exhibition, Jacob & Co. announced a long-term partnership with Bugatti, the world’s most celebrated high performance sports car manufacturer, to collaborate on a series of exclusive cobranded products. This partnership brings together two companies that share a passion for cutting-edge design, pushing the limits of what seems mechanically possible. Stephan Winkelmann and Jacob Arabo, the Presidents of Bugatti and Jacob & Co., formally announced the partnership in March this year at Basel-world.
The partnership begins with a limited edition of the Jacob & Co. high complication masterpiece the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition. The original Twin Turbo Furious electrified Baselworld when it launched in 2018, with its breathtaking twin triple-axis tourbillons, column-wheel chronograph and decimal repeater.
Designed with high performance sports cars in mind, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition features turquois around the dial that pays homage to Bugatti’s 110 year anniversary Chiron, positions the Bugatti logo proudly and prominently in the center of the dial and renames the power reserve indicator “fuel” and sports the colors of the French flag on the gauge.
Only 39 timepieces will be made, each individually numbered: 18 in carbon fiber, 18 in rose gold, and three with diamonds.
The partnership will also see the release of a special version of a sporty “Bugatti Chrono Edition Limitée 110 Ans” in a limited edition of 110 pieces to mark each year since the founding of Bugatti by Ettore Bugatti in 1909.
The defining technical element of the Epic X Chrono is the Jacob & Co. JCAA05 skeletonized self-winding chronograph movement. This high-end chronograph caliber is equipped with a column-wheel to launch the chronograph functions. Its counters are arranged in a bi-compax format, with the small running seconds on the left, at nine o’clock, and the elapsed minutes counter on the right, at three o’clock; the elapsed seconds are read on the central French flag red chronograph seconds hand.
The Bugatti version features a newly invented special forged carbon case and incorporates the colors of the French flag into its bold dial design underlining Bugatti’s heritage. The timepiece comes on a special rubber strap inspired by the iconic rear bonnet of the Bugatti Chiron and will feature the iconic “EB”-logo on the buckle to commemorate the partnership.
Model: TWIN TURBO FURIOUS BUGATTI
Caliber: Manufacture Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCFM05
Size: 34x46mm; Height: 13.7mm; Components: 832
System: Double Triple Axis; Sequential High-Speed Tourbillon:
• Internal Cage Flying: in 24 seconds
• Intermediary Cage; Flying: in 8 seconds
• External Cage Flying: in 72 seconds
Regulator between the Triple Axis High-Speed Tourbillon Carriers; Patented Double Mechanical Safety℗ Feature During a Chiming Sequence; Integrated Chronograph, Horizontal Column-Wheel, Mono Push Start-Stop-Reset
Power Reserve: 50 hours; Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3Hz); Jewels: 75
Finishing: Hand Angled and Polished Plate and Bridges; Flank Draw,
Circular Graining; Circular Barrel and Plate; Polished Screw; Conical
Pinions; 4 Mechanical Ball Bearing Devices; 2 Screw Balances
1. Hours, Minutes; Small Second Indicator at 9 O’clock
2. Mono Push Chronograph: Minute Counter at 3 o’clock, Centered Second Hand
3. Reference Time Minute and Second displayed at 6 O’clock Aperture; Reference Time Differential, displayed by Chronograph Second Hand on Dial-Trained Pit Board
4. Decimal Minute Repeater: Hours, 10 min. and minutes;
2 Hammers at 12 O’clock
5. Double Triple Axis Sequential High-Speed Tourbillon
6. Power Reserve Indicator at 6 O’clock
Material: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium and Forged Carbon
Crystal: Anti-Reflective Domed Sapphire Crystal
Case Back: Sapphire Crystal
Crown: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium Crank-handle with Rubber Insert; Integrated Mono-Push Chronograph
Water resistance: 30m
External Parts: Complex shaped case, 88 components
Smoked Sapphire with “Jacob&Co.” Logo and Bugatti logo, Blue Neoralithe Inner Ring; Black
Indexes with White Superluminova
Hands: Anthracite, Blue
Lacquered, White Superluminova
Black Leather with blue stitches
Clasp: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium Deployment Buckle
Model: EPIC X CHRONO CARBON BUGATTI
Caliber: Exclusive Skeleton Column Wheel Bi-Compax Chronograph,
Self-Winding Jacob&Co JCAA05
Diameter: 131/4’’’ i.e. 30.40mm; Height: 8.40mm; Components: 260
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds (Small-Second Indicator at 9 o’clock) ; Minute, Seconds Chronograph (Minute Counter at 3 o’clock); Centered Chronograph Hand Rotating Inner Bezel Ring Timer
Power Reserve: 48-Hours
Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz)
Finishing: Polished Movement Bridges; Open Barrel; Column-Wheel finishes: Angled, Polished and Drawn; Anthracite Rotor with Red Lacquered Engraving “Jacob & Co Genève”, Circular Grained Bridges.
Diameter: 47mm; Height: 14mm; Components: 61
Material: Black DLC Titanium Grade 5 and Forged Carbon; Black Push Downs Pushers; Black Screw Down Ceramic Crowns
Case Back: Sapphire Glass with Bugatti’s “110th Anniversary” logo;
Carbon Fiber case back with a special engraving “Bugatti Edition Limitée”
Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 200m
Carbon Fiber; Black Satin-Finished Anodized Aluminium Inner Rings; Black X shaped decoration; Bugatti logo
Hands: Skeleton with White Super-Luminova; Red Chronograph Hand
Rubber; Clasp: Black DLC Titanium Deployment Clasp