Reading Time: 11 minutes A timepiece, a tribute, an allegory… the Opera Godfather collection is many things folded into one highly symbolic and advanced piece of horology. Jacob & Co. presents a new version of its emblematic triple-axis, flying tourbillon watch with music box complication. The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary celebrates the half-century-old, 3-time
Reading Time: 4 minutes Born both as an NFT-secured, digital timepiece and as a physical, jewellery watch, the Astronomia Metaverso NFT Venus belongs in two worlds. In an unprecedented move, Jacob & Co. created a piece that is acquired first as a digital asset, which required unique digital craftsmanship. Its NFT allows to redeem
Reading Time: 5 minutes Geneva Watch Days 2022 was, according to the official numbers, a real success: 33 participating brands, 1200 watch professionals and 2500 unique visitors. For the third consecutive year, I participated in with the Watch I Love Magazine – I could not miss again meeting old friends and seeing live watches, especially
Reading Time: 3 minutes On July 30th, leading high-end watchmaking brand Jacob & Co. donated a one-off timepiece to the yearly Luisaviaroma x Unicef charity gala. After a heated fight between buyers, the watch was auctioned off for 450 000 €, 50% above the retail price of its regular version.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Jacob & Co., Bucherer BLUE, and Sotheby’s, are reaching for the stars. The two famed watch companies, celebrated for their innovative and dazzling designs, along with Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for art and luxury, have joined forces in the spirit of exploration to send a special timepiece into the
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Jean Bugatti timepiece is perhaps the most demanding watchmaking project ever undertaken by Jacob & Co, named after a visionary pioneer. Jean was the eldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti, born in 1909 – the same year Ettore set up his new company in Molsheim, Alsace. As a
Reading Time: 5 minutes A watch case made completely out of sapphire crystal is one of the top achievements in contemporary high watchmaking. There are few watchmakers capable of producing a totally transparent case made entirely of sapphire crystal and even fewer willing to go through the time-consuming and costly effort of producing such
Reading Time: 3 minutes Since its introduction in 2015, the Jacob & Co. Billionaire has reached fame as the watch coveted by all with a price tag surpassing $18 million. With only one in existence worldwide, the Billionaire is a unique piece adorned with Emerald-Cut Diamonds with an approximate carat weight of 260 carats.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Think of all the things that come with the Bugatti sensation: precision, beauty, performance… all linked by the beating heart of the engine that powers the most advanced hyper sports cars in the world. introduced in April 2020, the Jacob & Co. x Bugatti Chiron tourbillon is a timepiece that
Reading Time: 5 minutes Unique and mystical. The famous Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s is considered amongst experts to be a masterpiece of automotive engineering. Only four vehicles were hand-built between 1936 and 1938. The fourth car built, Jean Bugatti’s private vehicle, disappeared without a trace around 1938. It is not
Reading Time: 10 minutes Ever since the first automobiles competed for the fastest times, watches and cars have been inexorably linked. Car aficionados love watches, revelling in the mechanical precision, beauty, and performance of both. But, watch movements couldn’t really capture the feel, energy, and power of a high-performance car engine. That is, until