If you’re thinking of cars upon hearing the name of Jacob & Co.’s creation, then you’re exactly on the right track. There’s something about Jacob & Co. that just screams inimitable design, and if you ever get to see their exhibit, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Perhaps one of the best examples of this quality is the watch at hand, the Twin Turbo Furious. It’s absolutely furious to say the least, and that’s probably how we’d describe this watchmaker as well. The company does whatever it wants, and we’re glad that it does because marvels such as the Twin Turbo Furious doesn’t come around from companies that are afraid to push the limits.
To get our feet wet, let’s talk about the specs for a second because once we get going to its design, we won’t be able to stop talking about the Furious’ audacity. So this Twin Turbo Furious is a tourbillon, but more. Double, triple-axis sequential high-speed flying tourbillon—this watch also features a decimal minute repeater and a monopusher chronograp with time differential indicators. These tourbillons rotate every 8 seconds, 24 seconds, and 30 seconds, and you’d truly have to see it to get a visual of it. Jacob & Co. did something here not because they’re oddly obsessed with how clocks work (they are) but because they just wanted to make a timepiece that made a statement (they did).
This reference time differential is an interesting concept as well. You might wonder what use you’d have for it, but once you understand the concept you might be surprised. This differential is supposed to allow you to decide the value of an elapsed time period—is it greater or less than a chosen reference time? You can immediately imagine how well this works in racing, and even though it might seem too elaborate to be practical, it’s still a good thought. Again, Jacob & Co. didn’t create this feature to deliver chronometric at its finest (even though they did). The company simply wanted to give you something more than just a simple stopwatch on your wrist. This simple desire have put something unique and extraordinary on your wrist. But there’s more.
We’ll have to take into account the decimal repeater, which the watchmaker modified as well in the Twin Turbo Furious. When you have this watch on, you’ll hear the hour chime followed by the number of 10-minute interval after the hour, and then the minutes after that. It’s a complication that many watch aficionados can appreciate, as the decimal repeater feature is a fairly new development.
Perhaps we can begin talk of the watch’s design with the little folding crank that sits on the right side of the watch. You can wind up to 50 hours of power reserve with this tiny tool, something that’s reminiscent of film rewind levers from old school film cameras. The movement finish on this Jacob & Co. is surprisingly classic looking, something that’s opposite of what it brings to the dial side. It’s simply mesmerizing to see. With three working levels, you get a full view into the workings of the watch. The top features the hammers for the repeat mechanism; the second layer features the chronograph gears and levers; and the bottom shows all the skeletonized driving wheels that were intricately and strategically placed.
The steelwork on this timepiece is nothing out of the ordinary, but one look and you can tell that they put more effort (and money) into the development of the watch’s architecture. The watch itself is a machine on your wrist. It looks like an 80s flashback but from the future—if that makes any sense. Not everyone can pull off the look, and at $525,210 per piece, not everyone is financially able to. But there’s something completely bold with this watch, and you’ll have to have the bravado to wear it. It’s a Herculean piece that’s reminiscent of a MacLaren dash. The dial is more complex and intricate than anything we’ve seen, and the shape of the watch alone is unusual.
You’d have to be sure of yourself to put this one on. You can have this watch in the black DLC-coated titanium finish or 18k rose gold. You’ll get 30m of water resistance and 50 hours of power. At 57mm x 52mm, there’s no hiding this watch. If you’re going to make a statement, do it with Jacob & Co.’s Twin Turbo Furious. You’ll be glad to know that for the money you’re paying, you can get as many customizations as you’d like. This watch is great as it comes, though, and it probably can’t get any more unique than it already is.