Jacob & Co. adhering to the brand’s reputation for luxurious performances, introduced the world’s first decimal minute repeater watch with a transparent sapphire crystal case. This is not the first minute repeater watch with a transparent sapphire crystal case; this difference is attributed to Speake-Marin’s Légèrete, a one-time product produced in 2019. However, Twin Turbo Furious Sapphire is the first minute repeater watch with a sapphire crystal case produced in the series, not just any sapphire crystal case. Please note that it is a complicated case from the Twin Turbo Furious series. There are dual three-axis tourbillons and a single-button chronograph. Similarly, it is not just any minute repeater, but a decimal minute repeater, which is rarely seen in the complications of the minute repeater. The three timepieces in the Twin Turbo Furious series are limited to six editions, including a “Bugatti Blue” watch, which convincingly demonstrates the complex machinery that promotes complex functions.
As a master of extreme limit watches, Jacob Arabo is not afraid of “impossibility.” The more the better, seems to be the basic idea of Jacob & Co., where the craziest complication and the craziest combination of cases come to life. Twin Turbo Furious has amazing complications and is not a new product. It was released during Baselworld 2018. It uses a black DLC titanium and carbon fiber case. Features: noon dial with small seconds at 9 o’clock; single-button chronograph with minute counter at 3 o’clock And central seconds; reference time inspired by racing pit plate; decimal minute repeater, every 10 minutes and minutes; dual three-axis high-speed tourbillon; and power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.
The next step is to take the complex hodgepodge and store them in a transparent sapphire crystal case. Inspired by super sports cars and high-performance cars, the streamlined case of Twin Turbo Furious is widened and raised at the bottom to accommodate the 3D spectacle of the double tourbillon. There is a slider on its left side that activates the decimal repeater, and the crank on the crown can adjust complication.
Sapphire crystal case
The intricate sapphire crystal case of Twin Turbo Furious poses a huge challenge. The “regular” Twin Turbo Furious unique pentagonal 57mm x 52mm housing has 88 components; this sapphire version has 89. The development of the sapphire crystal case took 15 months to design, produce and perfect, including cultivating the sapphire crystal with alumina, and then shaping the case through a combination of high-tech digital machinery and traditional manual polishing. Machining the different geometric planes and angles of the case, including the iconic double bezel, is a complex task, but hand-polishing the crystal to achieve its transparency is also a complex task. The only part of the case that is not made of sapphire crystal is the 18k white (or rose) gold crank at 3 o’clock for winding and setting complications. The difference between these three watches is the colored chapter ring made of Neoalithe, which is a material made of resin and developed in Switzerland. The material can be selected from red, green or blue, and can resist ultraviolet, heat and physical shocks. The Bugatti watch has a “Bugatti Blue” Neoalithe ring with the company logo on the front.
Installing an exotic decimal minute repeater inside the sapphire crystal case-the world’s first-is another complicated task. The compromise of the watch design is to take gongs and hammers into account while ensuring high-quality sound. The decimal minute repeater is more intuitive than the traditional minute repeater. It does not report the time in hours, quarters and minutes, but in ten-minute intervals after the last hour and minute. The crystal lever on the left side of the case activates the crystal clear sound of the cathedral gong of the decimal repeater. At 12 o’clock, you can see the hammer of the minute repeater in decimal.
Dual three-axis tourbillon and single button chronograph
The double tourbillon and chronograph that adjust the time display spin in space in a lightning-fast but controlled continuous motion. Relying on two adjustment mechanisms, the ultra-light cage rotates along three rotation axes at a speed of 24, 48 and 180 seconds. Each three-axis tourbillon consists of 104 parts and weighs only 1.15 grams.
Likewise, simple solutions are not the hallmark of Jacob & Co. fake watches. As you might expect, the chronograph is a one-button type, equipped with a traditional column wheel and horizontal clutch. However, the stopwatch device incorporates an original reference time indicator in minutes and seconds that can be set on the crown. The pit board function is inspired by the timing panel used in racing events and is a simple way to compare two elapsed times. The elapsed seconds that are greater than the reference time are located in the red part (+) of the pit plate, and the seconds that are lower than the reference time are located in the yellow and green parts (-). The dial opening directly above the double tourbillon indicates the minutes and seconds reference time that can be set via the crown (up to 5 minutes and 59 seconds). Then, the pit plate wheel displays the difference in seconds compared to the reference time when timing the event.
In order not to miss any movement inside this stunning timepiece, the dial is made of dark gray sapphire crystal, partially revealing the 832 components of the manual winding motor. Hours and minutes are indicated by two-tone skeletonized hands driven by gears connected to a dual three-axis tourbillon. The hour markers corresponding to the central seconds hand are applied to the outer track of the dial. They are made of green, blue or red Neoralithe, and are treated with Super-Luminova, just like the hour and minute hands.
Jacobs Corporation JCFM05
The hand-wound movement-the JCFM05 movement-is exposed from all sides of the case and deserves admiration. The movement operates at a speed of 21,600vph and can produce a power reserve of up to 50 hours. With 832 components, 75 jewels and haute horological decorations-manually tilted and polished plates and bridges, round grains and polished screws-the integrated chronograph movement is equipped with a patented dual mechanical safety function, which starts at the time. Astronomia Casino