Introduced in April 2020, the Jacob & Co. X Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon brought the iconic 16-cylinder Bugatti engine to life in timepiece form for the first time. It had taken almost a full year of development to come out with a case inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron and the movement (or ‘engine block’) intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine placed under a massive sapphire crystal.
The Chiron Tourbillon was yet another outcome of the multi-year partnership between Bugatti and Jacob & Co. established in 2019 to create unique, never-before-seen timepieces. Now, four new editions of the Chiron Tourbillon have been added, these reimagined with new material choices for ultimate personalization.
The new versions
The overall shape of this stunning timepiece is shaped to suit its automotive counterpart. The first option is made of a solid block of sapphire crystal with a sapphire crystal caseback, using sapphire crystal for the crowns and pushers, and secured on the wrist by a rubber strap with a titanium buckle clasp.
The second possibility – limited to 72 pieces – features an 18-karat Rose Gold case, with a special anti-reflective sapphire crystal, an 18-karat Rose Gold open caseback and black DLC titanium crowns and pushers embossed with the Bugatti logo. This version includes a rubber strap with a black DLC titanium and 18-karat Rose Gold buckle clasp.
Limited to 52 pieces, another option features a case made of 18-karat Rose Gold material, set with sparkling white diamonds, with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, plus an 18-karat Rose Gold open caseback and crowns and pushers made of 18-karat Rose Gold and set with baguette white diamonds – again embossed with the Bugatti logo – and secured by a rubber strap with an 18-karat Rose Gold buckle clasp decorated with white diamonds.
Finally, the version with a case made of 18-karat White Gold set with 391 black and white diamonds (approximately 20 carats) is the definition of premium luxury. The 18-karat White Gold open caseback is matched by crowns and pushers set with baguette white diamonds, with the rubber strap and an18-karat White Gold buckle clasp set with 18 white diamonds (approximately 1.76 carats).