Taking concepts a step further than their competition is in Jacob & Co’s very DNA. In recent history, we’ve seen the ASHOKA watch featuring 189 Carats of elite-cut diamonds; there was the Astronomia Casino watch featuring a working roulette wheel; now, we have the intricate Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noir (not to be confused with the other Jacob & Co Bugatti timepiece housing a working reproduction of the Chiron’s W16-cylinder engine).
Named after the famed Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantics from the 1930s – a vehicle widely considered to be a masterpiece of automotive engineering – the story behind La Montre Noir’s namesake is quite fascinating. Only four Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantics were ever hand-built, with the fourth instance – dubbed “La Voiture Noire” – having disappeared without a trace circa 1938. La Voiture Noire is so legendary, in fact, that experts have estimated it could fetch upwards of US$100 million if it were to ever resurface… making it the most valuable car in the world.
Naturally, in order to emulate the same level of prestige, Jacob & Co’s La Montre Noir comes with superb craftsmanship. 18-carat black gold casing invisibly set with 344 black baguette-cut sapphires; black gold + black titanium deployant buckle; twin triple-axis tourbillons that are “furiously complicated”; decimal minute repeater which chimes on-demand every ten minutes; monopusher chronograph function, planetary gear 48-hour power reserve, and more.
According to Time&Tide, the quoted price for the Jacob & Co Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noir is somewhere in the space of US$1 million.
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