Jacob and Co is a brand of extravagant timepieces. And by extravagant, it can mean expensive too. Amazing projects from the company have always made collectors provide from thousands to millions of dollars for each accessoire. Examples like solar system imitation or the manually made golden dragon show the uniqueness the brand puts on the dials. Lately, they paid homage to one of the best gangster movies of all time, featuring Al Pacino, who played the main hero in “Scarface”. The film was shot in 1987. The new timepiece is Jacob and Co Scarface Opera.
Jacob and Co Scarface Opera Chronograph: Lavish Design that Shines in Rose Gold
Timekeeping for the Jacob and Co Scarface Opera watch occupies less space now, as the design of the watch differs from other chronographs with the exceptional combination of the dial and movement. Blue minute hands are stretched to the centre of the small dial. The color of the latter is gold. The brand’s aim with the model was not to concentrate on the dial, but this time, the details and particles surrounding it. Triple axis directions from the tourbillon, which is in the center of the watch and respectively near the 6 o’clock indicator, display rotation of particles to different paths. The speed of the rotations increase over time, thus making the timepiece on your hand more lively.
Attractive Music Box with a Theme from the Blockbuster
Music box mechanism is one of the impressive functions found under the crystal. The mechanism consists of 2 barrels, which occupy the majority of the space of the dial. Moving forward from the 6 o’clock- you find the grand piano complication, let’s say, 20 units later. At ten o’clock, the black painted rose gold piano with black and white keys plays the Bolivia theme from the “Scarface” movie. The tune is not so thrilling like the movie itself, but still, it would suit to be an alarm track.
Al Pacino Poster fitted for Jacob and Co Scarface Opera Timepiece
Another massive animation is the movement of the poster of Al Pacino, that was minimized and situated just near the 4 o’clock of Jacob and Co Scarface Opera. The eye-catching movement of the iconic photo bears red color, forming the silhouette of the legendary actor.
The combination of the red paint on the rose gold is also on the small globe, which lies just in the center of the wristwatch. The quote on it will remind you a detail from the movie. “The World is Yours” can be seen in Tony’s mansion in the film, located on the statue near the pool. In another scene, Tony Montana reads it on the blimp passing by in the sky, when walking out of his residence in the night, smoking a cigarette.
Details of the Movement
Jacob and Co Scarface Opera has the JCFM04 movement, which is a spectacular statement as a technologically advanced piece, that is wound by hand. The combustion claims a pair of power storages that are separated from each other. Tourbillon is supplied by one of them, including the minute and hour display, while the other reserve is responsible for the “Bolivia” tune echoing for 30 seconds. The music coming from the box is 120 notes long, and you can hear it on reply no more than 3 times. After that, you’ll need to wind the elegant watch again.
The opulent wristwatch comes with 42 hour power reserve. When you activate the music box, its power rotates the whole movement. The subdial turns 120 degrees forward from 12 o’clock. The hands do it on their own, thus making it possible to keep the clock in place. The triple axis components below the lacquered music box have individual speeds. What is more, these details rotate uniquely. One of the cages completes a turn around every 3 minutes, or 180 seconds. The cage that comes in the center finishes one clock path in 48 seconds. Finally, the inner box, which you can guess is the fastest, accomplishes its circle twice as fast as the second cage, that is to say – 24 seconds.
Jacob and Co Scarface Opera uses the common black leather strap from alligator skin found in many stylish timepieces. The price for this exceptional watch ranges from $330,000 to $360,000.