This Insane Jacob & Co. Watch Houses a Working Bugatti Engine

See “the world’s first true engine on the wrist” in action.

The king of hypercar engines is getting immortalized by a master of ultra-luxury watchmaking.

Jacob & Co. is continuing its ongoing Bugatti partnership with the Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal timepiece. The beating heart is the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon—a mini-homage to the famously monstrous 8.0-liter W16 behind all of the VW-owned marque’s blistering exotics since the 2005 Veyron.

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At the press of the right crown, the movement sputters to life with 16 pumping pistons and two swirling turbochargers. This also powers the timing functions and 60-second flying tourbillon, which is set at a 30-degree inclination to ensure the tiny engine can be viewed through a replica of Bugatti horseshow grille.

Months of materials processing, machining and polishing went into producing the 578 hand-decorated and -assembled components, many of which can be viewed through a fully transparent caseback.

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Continuing the high-octane aesthetic is a power reserve indicator: a gas pump symbol that illuminates at nine o’clock. The case itself is shaped is shaped like a sporty sapphire tonneau cover, while the “Bugatti’ and “EB” (for founder Ettore Bugatti” logos appear throughout.

“At Jacob & Co., we are always developing luxury watches which no one else can imagine,” said Jacob & Co. CEO Benjamin Arabov in a statement.

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“With the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon timepiece, we have done something no one has ever even attempted before, create the world’s first true engine on the wrist.”

You’ll need a Bugatti-worthy bankroll to purchase the Jacob & Co.’s Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal for $1.5 million—click here to learn more.

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