The $280,000 Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon from Jacob & Co is here
Car enthusiasts are thrilled that the new Bugatti Chiron watch from Jacob & Co is here after almost a full year of development. The tourbillion has been designed to honor the three million dollar Chiron in a timepiece. In a first, the Chiron Tourbillon takes an actual W16 Bugatti engine and puts it on your wrists.
The case is inspired by the lines of the Chiron and the movement, or “engine block,” intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine, is placed under a massive sapphire crystal, on display for all to see.
The watch imitates art and has a movement that will thrill petrol heads. If one pushes the right-hand crown of the timepiece and the watch comes to life – the crankshaft turns and the pistons pump up and down, just like a true internal combustion engine. Two “turbochargers” (down from four in the actual Chiron engine) on the side of the engine block spin while the engine runs, adding to the visual impact. The top and side of the watch are made of sapphire crystal, so you can watch the movement as well.
The new watch is part of a limited edition collection and rumour has it, only 250 pieces will be made. It isn't as expensive as the car but will set you back about $280,000.
This is the third watch in the series, with the other two released last year - Twin Turbo Furious and Epic X Chrono, which are both designed to pair with two of Bugatti's most recent car releases.