Like me, if you too appreciate analog watches with intricate details, you’re gonna love this one. NYC-based jewelry and watchmaker Jacob & Co. has created the ‘Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon’, which houses a miniature replica of the Chiron‘s massive W16 engine.
Obviously, it’s not just a static replica, the pistons move up and down to rotate the crankshaft. What’s more? It even has two tiny turbochargers for additional drama. There are a total of 578 components, in case you’re wondering.
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The parts don’t always move though. It’s an animation for about 20 seconds when you press a small button on the third crown. To wind the animation barrel, the centre crown must be rotated anti-clockwise.
The miniature engine sits on a chassis/base plate that has suspension at all four corners. Indeed, this timepiece really pushes the engineering limits, just like the Chiron itself.
Jacob & Co. says that the potential buyers don’t need to have an actual Chiron in his/her garage to own the Tourbillon. However, it’ll be produced in limited numbers. The colors are of course, customizable.
Make some time and watch the videos above, they’re amazing.
Also, read: Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport yearns for corners