The unthinkable happened on August 2, 2019, when the magical 300 mph barrier was shattered by the Jacob and Co. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Driven by Andy Wallace, Le Mans winner and official Bugatti test driver, the Chiron zoomed past 300 mph, topping out at 304.77 mph.
A monumental achievement, the record sets Bugatti apart from the rest of the automotive industry.
Created to celebrate the world’s fastest series production hypercar, the Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ echoes the hypercar’s materials and colors, while introducing a brand-new aesthetic. The black titanium twin triple-axis tourbillon movement includes a decimal minute repeater and a mono-pusher chronograph with reference time. Housed in a forged carbon case, to echo the exposed carbon fiber bodywork of the hypercar, this timepiece is limited to three pieces for the world.
Both Bugatti and Jacob and Co. Bugatti Twin Turbo put a premium on performance, while also emphasizing absolute exclusivity, luxury, unrivalled beauty and exceptional craftsmanship. This new Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ is no different – the grand complication offers a combination of complications no brand has ever done before, while at the same time it is comfortable and sporty, perfect for everyday wear. Dynamic and supremely comfortable, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ matches Bugatti’s performance and excellence standards, while also fulfilling the Bugatti promise of versatility.
In 2019, Bugatti and Jacob & Co. signed a multi-year partnership to create unique, never-before-seen timepieces. These watches are true to the spirit of both companies, while taking watchmaking to impossible heights.
To inaugurate this partnership led by performance, two timepieces were created. These watches, based on the Twin Turbo Furious and the Epic X Chrono, were directly inspired by the unique design and spirit of Bugatti hypercars.
In 2020, Jacob & Co. and Bugatti introduced the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noir, and the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon.
In the world of watchmaking, the presence of a tourbillon in a watch’s movement places the piece among the elite. Jacob & Co.’s Twin Turbo Furious sets itself apart from this rarified group, incorporating two accelerated triple axis tourbillons into its striking design. The tourbillons work to compensate for the effects of gravity on the precision of the movement.
This grand complication movement is made up of 832 individual parts, incredible to consider that many parts coming together, and amazing to see in action. The twin triple-axis tourbillons are in constant motion, completely visible under the special, curved sapphire crystal.
Minute repeaters are the most prized complications by collectors and they are among the most difficult complications for watchmakers to conceive. Nevertheless, Jacob and Co. Bugatti Twin Turbo sought to push the boundaries of what was considered technically feasible when bringing the Twin Turbo Furious to life. Most minute repeaters conform to the hours, quarter hours and minutes standard, but the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ chimes on demand ten-minute intervals after the hours and before the minutes, a decimal repeater that is very rare in high watchmaking. In fact, you can count the number of manufacturers presenting decimal minute repeaters on one hand and have a few fingers left.
With the Twin Turbo Furious, Jacob & Co. goes even further by adding a very specific monopusher chronograph function. Embodying the brand’s determination to always seek new solutions or to create never-before-seen functions, the Twin Turbo Furious chronograph is equipped with a “reference time” indicator. Inspired by pit boards in motor racing, the Twin Turbo Furious reference time display is located in the center of the dial, indicating the difference in seconds in comparison to a reference time
The power reserve is labeled “300+” for this edition of the Twin Turbo Furious, and this is displayed on the dial side at six o’clock. Thanks to an ingenious planetary system comprising a differential gear mechanism, the hand points to a full power reserve on the left, then moves to the right as the 50 hours of reserve winds down. The watch is wound up through the crank placed on the crown at three o’clock.