The jeweler Jacob & Co and the automobile company Bugatti have teamed up to launch a new Jean Bugatti timepiece. It is named after a visionary pioneer and the eldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Jean Bugatti has famously designed such masterpieces as the duotone Type 50 series, the Type 41 Royale with the longest wheelbase ever created, and the Type 57SC Atlantic.
Limited to just 57 units, the Jean Bugatti timepiece is one of the most advanced watches to be released in recent years. Made of a total of 470 components, the thin design of many parts is exceptional, considering the enormous pressures and forces they are subjected to. The management of forces and energy within the movement is highly complex and the three-dimensional movement’s architecture is absolutely extraordinary.
The watch has a round case, a round bezel, short and elaborate lugs, mushroom pushers, a full-polished rose gold, or a white gold case. The 46-mm Jean Bugatti features elegant cursive numerals, blued hands, and blue or cream-white dial.
The two openings on the dial have a pair of one-minute flying tourbillons. Their cage design is topped by the iconic Bugatti ‘EB’ logo, manufactured in polished steel. The hours and minutes can be read thanks to a pair of red, inward-pointing hands located on the dial’s rim. The pair of short, blued hands anchored in the middle of the dial are the chronograph hands. The first, longer one stands for the chronograph’s seconds units. The shorter indicates the chronograph’s tens of seconds. When each one of those reaches the end of its course, it jumps backward, thus defining a double retrograde chronograph. The chronograph is powered and regulated autonomously with a separate barrel and a high-frequency regulating organ.
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