The Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire” is a furiously complicated $1 million wristwatch that pays tribute to the world’s most expensive new car

Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire”

It was last year when Bugatti and Jacob & Co. announced their partnership and the two brands have already come up with several special edition timepieces during this time period, including the $580,000 Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ watch released in June this year. And now, the collaboration between Bugatti and Jacob & Co. has spawned the most exclusive timepiece to date that pays tribute to the most exclusive and expensive Bugatti recently produced. Meet the Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire”, a one-off creation with a price-tag of $1 million celebrates the creation of the Chiron-based one-off called Bugatti La Voiture Noire – the world’s most expensive new car at $12.5 million (before taxes). Before we discuss the watch, it’s important to talk a little about the car. The one-off made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and the details of its owner have been kept a mystery. The name translates to ‘the black car’ in English and it was built as a tribute to the Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe. Out of the four cars that were ever built, the Chassis no. 57453 with a stunning black paint mysteriously disappeared in 1940 and has never been found. Bugatti La Voiture Noire was created to celebrate its legacy.


Coming back to the exclusive Jacob & Co. timepiece, the one-off is based on watchmaker’s highly-complicated Twin Turbo Furious concept and features an eye-popping all-black look just like the hypercar it’s based on. The case itself is a work of art that is made of 18k black gold and is assembled out of a whopping 88 parts. It’s pretty big with a measurement of 57mm x 52mm x 17mm, and it is decorated with 344 baguette-cut black sapphires. Even the black Cordura strap with a PVD titanium clasp features a buckle in black gold with 18 baguette-cut black sapphires. The layout of the dial is pretty much unchanged from the watch it’s based on; however, the entire dial is in black except for the bright red Bugatti logo. The incredibly complicated manufacture movement boasts 832 individual components and is also treated in black. The Jacob & Co. manual winding JCFM05 caliber is regulated by a pair of triple-axis tourbillon regulators, rotating on three different axes, at three different speeds. In addition to that, the watch also gets a mono-pusher chronograph and an impressive decimal repeater complication. As mentioned before, all we know is that the one-off timepiece is priced at $1 million; just like the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, we have no information on the buyer.

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Sayan Chakravarty, a Senior Writer at Luxurylaunches, brings over 10 years of automotive journalism expertise. He provides insightful coverage of the latest cars and motorcycles across American and European markets, while also highlighting luxury yachts, high-end watches, and gadgets. An authentic automobile aficionado, his commitment shines through in educating readers about the automotive world. When the keyboard rests, Sayan feeds his wanderlust, traversing the world on his motorcycle.