Jacob & Co pushes the boundaries of high watchmaking complications.
Inspired by the glamour of gambling casinos, Jacob & Co introduces its lastest Casino Tourbillon.
From the Opera Godfather to the dazzling diamond-set Billionaire pieces, Jacob & Co is no stranger to eyecatching designs, but its latest Casino Tourbillon brings a sleek graphic aesthetic that adds a more interactive timepiece to its already exuberant watch offerings. It’s hard to imagine a piece that better captures the essence of high-roller casinos in Vegas and Monte Carlo than the signature red and black combined with sparkling diamonds found on a casino floor.
Jacob & Co mimics the game of roulette in its latest timepiece.
The luxuriousness of the watch shows in every aspect, from the elaborate design to the exquisite craft smanship. Applied 5N gold indices with kite-cut sapphires adorn the jet-black onyx dial encased in 18k rose gold and a curved sapphire crystal. Jacob & Co’s expertise in fine jewelry and gem-setting shine here, with beautiful touches in just the right places to elevate this piece from fun and playful to a true work of art.
Each of the 37 pockets on the roulette wheel track is designed to allow the ceramic ball to settle in, whimsically resulting in a wearable roulette game. But where Jacob & Co really makes a statement is in the movement itself. The flying tourbillon, the true star, takes part in all the fun. Not only does the pusher at 8 o’clock activate the spinning wheel head but there are also eight deflectors that increase the variance level, making it a randomized game similar to those in casinos.
This roulette complication is a testament to Jacob & Co’s creativity and dedication to innovation that has been foundational to the brand since its inception. Sure, one could argue that this complication isn’t the most practical, but its ingenuity is hard to ignore, especially since watchmaking itself is an art form that has always tried to push the boundaries of what can be achieved.
The new Casino Tourbillon houses the brand’s manual wind JCAM51 movement and features the first-ever flying tourbillon for Jacob & Co. The case back displays the tourbillon itself and also features additional engravings of roulette pockets. The watch is a limited edition run of 101 pieces and comes with a black alligator strap that complements the onyx dial.