Since forming a partnership with Bugatti in 2019, Jacob & Co. has created just a handful of watches inspired by the million-dollar-plus cars. That’s because the versions it builds are as complex and cool as the cars themselves. Such is the case with the newest Bugatti Chiron Baguette Orange watch, whose highly complicated 578-part movement is a miniature reproduction of the Chiron W16-cylinder engine, and even features a working crankshaft and pistons.
The manual-wind movement, JCAM37, features a tourbillon cage that is set on an angle to allow for a great view of the constantly moving escapement. A pusher on the right side of the case rotates the crank, which propels the up-and-down movement of the pistons. Via a patented system, the movement is suspended within the case using car-like shocks at each corner so that the movement is not rigid and can move with the wearer’s activity.
Built for a large wrist (and a large wallet), the 18-karat white gold timepiece is set with 190 diamonds weighing 7.76 carats, and more than 210 black and orange sapphires weighing more than 10 carats. Another nearly two carats of diamonds adorn the buckle of the black rubber strap.
$680,000, available at Jacob & Co. in New York, +1 212 719 5887, jacobandco.com