Jacob&Co Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ - Or How to Spend $580k On a Watch
Supercar-inspired watches? Yeah, we’ve seen our fair share of those. You’d also think that this fad would go away at some point, but apparently, there are plenty of rich people willing to pay a fortune on a watch that matches their garage speed demon.
For those, luxury companies such as Geneva-based Jacob&Co are happy to create the most outlandish timepieces inspired by actual hypercars. And that’s how we can tell you more about the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+-inspired Twin Turbo Furious watch.
Buy a Decent House or this $280,000 Bugatti Watch with a Tiny, Working W-16 Inside
We keep seeing reports about an upcoming financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, but they’re not stopping many luxury companies from rolling out new products. That’s the case with Jacob & Co., which just released a very expensive watch. It’s called the Bugatti Chiron 16 Cylinder Tourbillon, it’s inspired by the French supercar, and it costs an eye-watering $280,000.
Take one of the most handsome and interesting vehicles from history, combine it with the mind of a world-renowned fashion designer and garnish the whole package with a touch of Swiss horoligcal expertise. The result is a stunning timepiece that wouldn’t look out of place at any royal palace.
Ralph Lauren is infatuated with classic and luxury automobiles, and he owns one of the world’s finest specimens of the breed with his 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe. He has used this fine piece of automotive history as the inspiration for the design of a new wristwatch that has been dubbed the Ralph Lauren Sporting Automotive Skeleton. A black stainless steel case houses the caliber RL 98295 18-jewel mechanical movement that is topped with a bezel made from Amboyna burl wood. The face and the movement combine in a visual symphony of black, gold and white that makes it look incredibly luxurious, but also instantly classic. It really is a work of art.
Like the car on which it’s based, if you have to ask how much this timepiece costs, you can’t afford it. MSRP sits at the $35,000 mark.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton Watch.
American fashion mogul Ralph Lauren is coming back for seconds with a new luxury watch inspired by the iconic Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Back in 2010, Lauren and Bugatti collaborated to develop the Bugatti Sporting watch, an elegant timepiece that cost $13,200.
Recently, the man famous for having one of the most celebrated auto collections in the world is again paying tribute to one of his favorite vehicles with the launch of the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe Chronograph.
The interface of the two models bear a striking similarity to each other, specifically the elm burl wood that Lauren used to pay homage to his own Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. The material is present in both watches, but the recently unveiled 57SC Atlantic Coupe Chronograph also features a tachymeter scale on the edge of the watch face and a black matte galvanic center that was also inspired by the classic Bugatti. The center of the Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe Chronograph is also busier than the Bugatti Sporting Watch.
Three small counters are located side by side with all three hands receiving shiny white varnish. The hands create a nice contrast to the large Arabic numbers that have been treated with beige SuperLuminova, which is responsible for illuminating an “afterglow," making it the numbers clearly visible in the dark. Notice also how the date stamp was smartly inserted inside one of the counters and located at 6 o’clock.
Underneath all that’s going on in the watch face is an "engine" developed exclusively by Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre. This engine comes with a mechanical self-winding motor that creates 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Take your eyes away from the face and check out the polished, round stainless steel case with the six exposed screws on the bezel and the black alligator strap that holds the whole thing together.
Click past the jump to read more about the 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe Chronograph By Ralph Lauren.
The fashion and auto world join together quite frequently to produce some of the most elegant and dramatic pieces known to man. While a lot of these example are in the form of a vehicle that has been dressed up by a designer, some come as a fashion accessory inspired by a particular model. Timepieces are huge in this area, and this latest watch from Ralph Lauren is about as elegant a collaboration as one can get.
Ralph Lauren has unveiled a special watch inspired by his very own vintageBugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. The Bugatti Sporting watch features a stainless steel case with a matte black dial and a wood finish of loupe d’orme or elm burl–in. These features are a throwback to the Bugatti’s iconic wooden dashboard and trim detail. Furthermore, the watch features Arabic numerals, arrow-shaped hour and minute hands, and a black calf leather strap.
This elegant timepiece is now available through Ralph Lauren’s Sporting collection for a grand price of $13,200. Not exactly cheap, but a heck of a lot better than the price associated with any Bugatti, let along a vintage model.
At the end of 2009, Parmigiani unveiled the Bugatti Tourbillon Watch inspired by the 16 C Galibier concept. This particular watch could be used as a wristwatch, a pocket watch, or could even be mounted on the dash of the owner’s Bugatti. Pretty classy, huh? Well, it seems that Parmigiani are at it again ,and this time they have unveiled a new watch inspired by the latest Veyron Super Sport. This doesn’t necessarily surprise us considering the Bugatti is a record-breaking machine that deserves a timepiece modeled after it, but they better get it produced soon as the sizzle might fizzle once the Koenigsegg Agera completes its task of breaking the Bugatti’s record.
But back to the timepiece. Parmigiani has played with the shape of this watch to make it as exclusive and daring as the Veyron SuperSport itself. The watch has a partially carbon fiber dial that has been placed perpendicular to the display axis with the use of a double pinion with bevel gearing system. This sytem setup allows for a 90 degree angle transfer of energy. This world premier technology allows the time to be displayed on the side of the timepiece.
In terms of aesthetic design, the train wheels are cut in the shape of car wheels and the plate and 10 bridges are designed and decorated in line with Parmigiani’s exclusive criteria as seen on the Calibre 370. The movement of the watch is displayed through six sapphire crystals. As for the hands, applique indexes, and counter; these components are displayed in the exact shade of orange picked out for the record-breaking SuperSport.
Press release after the jump.
When Bugatti revealed the 16 C Galibier concept in September it was impossible not to have notice its luxurious interior. On the dashjboard you might have noticed a watch. And talking about Bugatti of course is not an ordinary one. It is made by Parmigiani who has a long history in making Bugatti watches (one of them, the Type 370 Bugatti watch got all the attention in 2004).
So, what can you do with the Bugatti Tourbillon watch? Mount it in Galibier’s dashboard, attach to a wrist strap, function as a pocket watch, and also be docked in a desk clock unit.
Yes, you read correct, the watch can be removed from the car dashboard and transformed into a pocket watch or a wrist one. What kind of makes it convertible, no?
Parmigiani revealed no other details on the watch, but the fact it comes with a car like Bugatti Galibier 16C says it all, no?