At Baselworld 2016, Jacob & Co. continued to impress with new versions of its visually stunning and uber-complex Astronomia collection, but the real novelty in terms of brand-new “spectacle” . With a mouthful of a name, the Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Twin Triple Axis Tourbillon Minute Repeater is the best kind of exotic watch insofar that it exists as the poignant answer to a question no one has seemingly ever asked before.
A world premiere, the Twin Turbo combines two triple-axis tourbillons and a minute repeater. Through a poising system, these tourbillons maintain a consistent rate set at 40 seconds, 3 minutes and 4 minutes per cycle so as to turn symmetrically and at the same pace. With a deep-sounding chime, the minute repeater with a cathedral gong offers a modern approach to striking the hour, the 10 minutes instead of the traditional 15 minutes, and the minutes. A safety system prevents its striking during time setting.