JACOB & CO - EXQUISITE TIMEPIECES - PARTNERSHIP WITH BUGATTI
Jacob & Co. Founded in 1986
Founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986, Jacob & Co. creates revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewelry that have
captivated celebrities and notables from the watchmaking world and dazzled on fashion’s red carpets and cover
shoots. With a unique talent for creating designs that are as innovative as they are spectacular, the company has
grown into one of the most recognized luxury brands in timepieces and jewelry.
Passion, Drive and Creative Force
At the heart of the company is the passion, drive and creative force of founder Jacob Arabo. With a respect for
traditional craftsmanship and artistry and an ability to envision and realize exquisite jewelry and unique timepieces,
Jacob makes the truly extraordinary a reality through the alchemy of edge and elegance.
JACOB & CO. LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH BUGATTI
Jacob & Co. is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Bugatti, the
world’s most celebrated high performance sports car manufacturer, to collaborate on a series of exclusive cobranded
products. This partnership brings together two companies that share a passion for cutting-edge design,
pushing the limits of what seems mechanically possible. Stephan Winkelmann and Jacob Arabo, the Presidents
of Bugatti and Jacob & Co., officialized the partnership at Baselworld 2019.
“For this project we found the right partner in Jacob & Co., because we are both absolutely dedicated to
innovation with superb technology, absolute beauty, craftsmanship and the highest quality of the materials”,
explained Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, at the stand of Jacob & Co. at Baselworld.
“When I look at a Bugatti Chiron, the perfectly refined engineering is so powerful that sometimes the car appears
to be moving even when it is standing still”, Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co., added. “That’s the same
feeling I get when I wear our high complication timepieces: a rush, a sense of energy, movement and power that
can barely be contained.”
The partnership begins with a limited edition of the Jacob & Co. high complication masterpiece the Twin Turbo
Furious Bugatti Edition. The original Twin Turbo Furious electrified Baselworld when it launched in 2018, with its
breathtaking twin triple-axis tourbillons, column-wheel chronograph and decimal repeater. Designed with high
performance sports cars in mind, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti Edition features turquois around the dial that
pays homage to Bugatti’s 110 year anniversary Chiron, positions the Bugatti logo proudly and prominently in the
center of the dial and renames the power reserve indicator “fuel” and sports the colors of the French flag on the
gauge. Only 39 timepieces will be made, each individually numbered: 18 in carbon fiber, 18 in rose gold, and
three with diamonds.
The partnership will also see the release of a special version of a sporty “Bugatti Chrono Edition Limitée 110
Ans” in a limited edition of 110 pieces to mark each year since the founding of Bugatti by Ettore Bugatti in 1909.
The defining technical element of the Epic X Chrono is the Jacob & Co. JCAA05 skeletonized self-winding
chronograph movement. This high-end chronograph caliber is equipped with a column-wheel to launch the
chronograph functions. Its counters are arranged in a bi-compax format, with the small running seconds on the
left, at nine o’clock, and the elapsed minutes counter on the right, at three o’clock; the elapsed seconds are read
on the central French flag red chronograph seconds hand.
The Bugatti version features a newly invented special forged carbon case and incorporates the colors of the
French flag into its bold dial design underlining Bugatti’s heritage. The timepiece comes on a special rubber strap
inspired by the iconic rear bonnet of the Bugatti Chiron and will feature the iconic “EB”-logo on the buckle to
commemorate the partnership.
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