Watchmaker Jacob & Co. at this year’s Baselworld show introduced the follow-up timepiece to its 2016 Twin Turbo, the Twin Turbo Furious. Available in two versions of 18k rose gold or black DLC grade 5 titanium and carbon fiber, it is the world’s first Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon, Minute repeater and a Monopusher Chronograph in one watch. The watch is massive is size and measures 57mm x 52mm, and the complex case is made of 88 parts with sapphire crystal dials and a red neoralithe inner ring near the “Jacob & Co.” logo. The watch features two triple-axis tourbillon regulators to compensate gravity’s pull on the regulating organ that’s integrated with a mono-pusher chronograph, and offers a 50-hour power reserve that is displayed at 6 o’clock between its twin high-speed tourbillons.
The case houses the hand-wound caliber JCFM05, which is both technically and aesthetically fantastic. It consists of 832 parts, including 75 jewels. The watch is wound up through the crank placed on the crown at 3 o’clock. The minute repeater slide, on the other hand, is located at 9 o’clock. The decimal repeater in contrast to traditional minute repeaters chimes hours, ten-minute intervals past the hour and minutes past the last ten-minute interval rather than chiming hours, quarters and minutes. The Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious is fitted with a leather strap secured on a folding buckle. Each version of the watch is limited to just 18 examples and is priced at CHF 525,000 (a little more than half a million US dollars).