Jacob and Co Cyclone Tourbillon Watch - Audacious Design and Mechanical Complexity

Apr 11, 2011
With the presentation of its new Cyclone Tourbillon watch, the house of Jacob & Co has definitely pushed back the boundaries of technology. The model incorporates a tourbillon - the first mechanism of the kind, with the tourbillon and the automatic bidirectional winding systems completely integrated within each other.

Created for the brand by the Swiss complications specialist La Fabrique du Temps, under the guidance of Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini, the new Jacob & Co watch demonstrates audacious design and incredible mechanical complexity.

The tourbillon carriage is mounted on the oscillating mass of the automatic winding system. To be seen in full glory, it has been moved to the dial side of the Caliber LFT 108 movement.

The latter reveals a decorative motif with brushed rhodium and black finish. Adorned with 48 rubies, it beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies a 45-hour power reserve.

The upper plate of the movement serves as a dial. It incorporates an hour and minute display, a small seconds counter and a power reserve indicator. The unconventional display also offers a great view of the tourbillon and automatic winding assemblies.

The dial of the new Jacob & Co Cyclone Tourbillon watch is housed in a 48 mm x 67mm case. It is crafted from a combination of white and rose gold. The bezel is produced from the same materials.

A black calfskin leather strap with an ardillon buckle sets the final touch to the unusual exterior of the new Jacob & Co watch.

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