When it comes to sheer glamour, Jacob & Co. has to be at the top of the current haute horlogerie list. Nowhere is this more vivid than in the brand’s more lavish display pieces, which range from working models of the solar system to ornately sculpted golden dragons. One of the most memorable creations in recent years is 2018’s The Godfather of the Opera, which combines a three-axis tourbillon with visual cues from the classic 1972 film “The Godfather” and a twin-tube music box complication that plays the film’s theme. A miniature lacquer Golden Grand Piano In 2020, Jacob & Co. Say Hello to The Godfather’s “Little Friend” – The Limited Edition Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface. Inspired by the classic 1983 gangster film of the same name, Opera Scarface revives the Opera collection with a decidedly Miami twist.
The 49mm case of the Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface is available in 18k rose gold and black DLC-coated titanium, both in the same form as the Opera Godfather. This is far from a subtle design, the 23mm thick main case is skeletonised, allowing the dial and movement to be seen through the multi-part sapphire crystal from almost any angle. The main focal point of the case itself is undoubtedly the oversized rose gold violin-shaped crown at 3 o’clock. In addition to handling the winding function, the neck of this violin also protects the 2 o’clock pusher used to activate the Opera Scarface music box complication. The time setting is moved to a separate removable crown on the case back.
For the Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface, the dial and the movement are more or less one, as the different complications occupy space inside the case, while the chronograph is relegated to a subdial at 12 o’clock. The sub-dial is attractive enough on its own, with the blue alpha hands sitting above the distinctive gold-tone minute markers and extending into the center of the sub-dial, but the real visual focus of the watch is the other complications. From a horological standpoint, it’s hard to beat the mechanical wonder of the three-axis tourbillon at 6 o’clock, with each cage spinning in opposite directions at ever-increasing speeds. However, in terms of sheer novelty value, the double-barreled music box complication that takes up half the total area of the dial is definitely a conversation starter. At 10 o’clock, the tines of the music box are mounted beneath a black-lacquered rose gold grand piano whose “keys” move along with the “Bolivian theme” from the 1983 film. At 4 o’clock, a second set of tines is covered with a rose gold and red lacquer reproduction of the iconic “Scarface” poster featuring Al Pacino’s character in the film. At the center of it all, the globe from Tony Montana’s estate in the film has been recreated in rose gold and red lacquer, bearing the famous inscription: “The world is yours.” The overall packaging risks sensory overload, but each element The finishing is undoubtedly exquisite. fake luxury watches
From a technical point of view, the hand-wound JCFM04 caliber is impressive. First, there are two separate power reserves, one for the tourbillon, one for the hours and minutes, and one dedicated to the music box complication. While the timekeeping is on a 42-hour reserve, the music box can play the full 30-second, 120-note melody three times before needing to be wound. In addition to the two musical barrels, when activated, the music box rotates the entire movement, sub-dial and all components clockwise about a central axis, while the hour and minute sub-dials rotate themselves to ensure that the 12 o’clock orientation remains correct. Except Beyond the music box, there is a three-axis tourbillon, counter-rotating in three unique directions at three different speeds. The outer cage rotates once every 180 seconds, the middle cage rotates once every 48 seconds, and the inner cage rotates once every 24 seconds.
Jacob & Co. equipped the Opera Scarface with a classic black alligator leather strap and a case with a folding deployant clasp.
A natural follow-up to the Godfather of Opera, the limited-edition Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface may not be to everyone’s taste, but the finish and presentation are definitely a hit. discount replica watch