Thursday, March 30, 2017

JACOB & Co. – Opera by Jacob&Co.Tourbillon Edition



















JACOB & Co.Opera by Jacob&Co. Tri-Axial Tourbillon Black DLC Titanium 47mm Edition

A MECHANICAL PLAY CAPTIVATING SENSES

Baselworld 2017

World premiere combination of two traditional Swiss crafts is used in a timepiece: a mechanical music box basting 2 cylinders and combs and an exclusive Jacob & Co. JCFM02 manual-winding caliber.

Jacob & Co. once again demonstrates its irrepressible ability to surprise as it launches the new Opera Musical Watch. In this new collection, two cylinders and combs are mounted on the movement and rotate around the dial each time they play their melody, together with a triple-axis tourbillon and the subsidiary hour and minute dial.

Swiss Music Box Heritage

The making of music boxes had been, and still is, a traditional Swiss craft for hundreds of years. In the Opera, Jacob & Co. has combined this artisanal work with high watchmaking for the very first time incorporating two cylinders and combs resulting in 120 notes melody providing a never heard before sound in a musical watch.

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Using a sophisticated one-piece sapphire crystal that encircles the whole timepiece, the entire workings of the Opera are put on display for all to see and it also allows the movement to deliver the purest sound.

Unique complication

The two cylinders are driven by a central flywheel – a real challenge for the movement, due to the weight of the cylinders. A pusher located at 2 o’clock activates the rotation of the entire movement and simultaneously plays the 120 notes melody. Each note is played as the tiny pins on the cylinder make contact with the individual teeth of the comb. As the cylinders turn to play the melody, the entire assembly on which they are fixed, including the Triple Axis tourbillon and the hour and minute dial, rotates 120 degrees around the dial.

The tourbillon rotates around its inner cage once in 40 seconds, its intermediates cage rotates in 3 minutes and its outer cage rotates in 8 minutes.

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Finally, in order to display the time with 12 o’clock always in the 12 o’clock position, a patented differential gear system is used; both the dial and the hands have to turn counter-clockwise

The manually wound calibre JCFM02 has been developed specifically for this complication, using titanium components for excellent sound propagation. The movement, which comprises 650 components, fits into a diameter of just 43mm. A pusher based at 2 o’clock on the case middle triggers the melody and thus the rotation of the movement. Regardless of whether or not the melody is playing, the triple-axis tourbillon dances its incessant mechanical ballet.

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The Jacob & Co. Opera Musical Watch comes in two different versions, one 18-piece limited edition that is minimalist in its presentation with black and gold highend finishes, showing the mechanical workings. The other, unique piece version allows decorations on the cylinders. Indeed, the piece depicts a romantic gala night with an orchestra.


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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Collection: Grand complication

Model: Opera by Jacob&Co.

Ref.: OP100.21.AD.AA.A

Movement
Caliber: Exclusive Jacob & Co. manual-winding JCFM02
Diameter: 43mm;
Height: 17.2mm (maximum height at center of movement);
Material: Steel, brass, platinum and titanium
Components: 646;
Functions
Subsidiary hour and minute dial; Triple-axis gravitational tourbillon cage rotating about
  • Its own axis once in 40 seconds,
  • Its second axis every 3 minutes
  • Its third axis every 8 minute.
Music upon demand with musical melody activated by
pusher at 2 o’clock by means of two rotating cylinders.  
120° movement rotation in 20 seconds.
Power Reserve: 72-Hours;
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz);
Jewels: 52
System: Triple Axis Tourbillon with Carillon
Finishing
Bridges and plates:
Black PVD finish; Barrels: Circular graining; Cylinders: rose gold plated; Pin-barrel

Case
Material: Titanium Black PVD and Sapphire;
Diameter: 47mm;
Thickness: 20mm;
Case Back: Black PVD and Rose gold 18K;
Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via two Bows in the Case Back;
Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment;
Water resistance: 3 atm
Dial and hands 
Dial: Blued sapphire dial
Gold-plated sculpture an OCTOPUS
Hands: Hand-finished in rose gold
Strap 
Rubber blue
Buckle: Sapphire crystal

Limited Edition: 18 Piece

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SINN – 6200 WG MEISTERBUND I White Gold Limited Edition

















SINN6200 WG MEISTERBUND I White Gold Limited Edition

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The 55-piece limited-edition 
watch with hand-wound calibre

Sinn Spezialuhren & UWD & SUG = Meisterbund
Limited to 55 pieces
• Case made of 18-carat White gold, polished/satinised
• Fine, exquisitely decorated hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1
• Second stop function
• Flying spring barrel
Guilloché, anthracite electroplated dial
• Attached appliqués
• Sapphire crystal glass on both sides
• Pressure-resistant to 10 bar
• Low pressure resistant

Baselworld 2017

The wonderful, 55-piece limited-edition 6200 WG Meisterbund I seamlessly follows on from the hugely successful Rose Gold 6200 Meisterbund I – in many ways an extraordinary watch that set several milestones. These two masterpieces mark the celebration of the company’s 55th anniversary in 2016.


“Scorn not the Masters, I bid you, and honour their art!”

This is a passage taken from the final address of Hans Sachs in the well-known opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Three “masters of their trade” have also come together for the 6200 WG Meisterbund I. For the “Meisterbundedition is the result of a collaboration between Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD), Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH (SUG) from Glashütte and Sinn Spezialuhren.

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SUG is responsible for building and manufacturing the case made of 18-carat white gold, which proudly bears the “MEISTERBUND” engraving on the side – a distinguishing feature of our Meisterbund series.

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Sinn Spezialuhren shapes the “face” of the 6200 WG Meisterbund I, which is in keeping with our traditional masterpieces, thanks to a guilloché and anthracite electroplated dial, while being suitable for everyday use. The 6200 WG Meisterbund I is thus also pressureresistant up to 10 bar and resistant to low pressure. UWD is responsible for manufacturing the high-quality hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1, which proved hugely successful in the rose gold edition, where it was used for the first time in series production.

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The fact that the watch is built and produced in Germany and that all key watch components are made in Germany is what truly makes the “Meisterbundedition something special. We are proud of the fact that the “Made in Germany” seal of quality is held in particularly high regard amongst many watch experts. This confirms that we were right to focus on harnessing the innovative strength and expertise of German craftsmanship and engineering to create the “Meisterbundedition.

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High-quality hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1

UWD’s hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1 made of nickel silver with a spring barrel supported on one side, also referred as flying spring barrel, has a 55-hour power reserve. The movement can be adjusted by shifting the eccentric weights in the balance system. This also offsets the imbalance in the complete oscillating system of the watch.

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The regulator system, on the other hand, provides a convenient range of capabilities for further precision adjustment and beat setting. Also noteworthy is the fact that all parts of the movement have a high-quality finish. Plates and cocks are characterised by matte, diamond-planed edges.

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The regulator system of the hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1:
In accordance with the functional principle of a swan-neck regulator, this regulator system enables zero-play precision adjustment of the watch. The six eccentric weights on the balance wheel for precisely balancing the balance system are also clearly visible.

The centrepiece is the fine, exquisitely decorated hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1 made of nickel silver – a contemporary technical interpretation of a design and development evoking a traditional sense of quality. With a flying barrel supported on one side, it is a prime example of precision and functional robustness while also expressing watchmaking craftsmanship at its best.

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The reserve can be adjusted by shifting the eccentric weights in the balance system. This also offsets the imbalance in the complete oscillating system of the watch. The regulator system, on the other hand, provides a convenient means of precision adjustment and beat setting adjustment. Also noteworthy is the fact that all parts of the movement are exquisitely decorated. Plates and cocks are characterised by matte, diamond-planed edges.

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 The combination of matte and polished surfaces gives the movement an exquisite feel, while the diamond profiles underscore the high level of quality. The impression of a consistently designed watch is completed by the fact that the manufactured movement, made of nickel silver and with a diameter of 33 mm, so harmoniously fits into the white gold case which has a diameter of 40 mm.

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In terms of style and design, the 6200 WG Meisterbund I lives up to its name. It is thus a worthy successor, skilfully continuing our Meisterbund series in the spirit of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship.

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Technical details

Mechanical Movement
Manufaktur-hand-wound movement UWD 33.1
• Flying spring barrel
• Balance system with six eccentric weights
• Regulator system enables zero-play precision adjustment
• 19 bearing jewels
• 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
• Second stop function for accurate time adjustment
• Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309
Case
• Case made of 18-carat White Gold, polished / satinized
• Sapphire crystal glass in front, anti-reflective on both sides
• Transparent case back made of sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
• Case back screw-fastened
• Meet the technical requirements for waterproofness, as set out in standard DIN 8310
• Pressure-resistant up to 10 bar
• Low pressure resistant
Functions
• Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
SINN Technologies
• Crown with D3-System
Dimensions and Weight
• Case diameter: 40 mm
• Band lug width: 20 mm
• Case thickness: 9.3 mm
Dial and Hands
• Guilloché, anthracite electroplated dial
• Attached appliqués
Warranty
    2 years

Limited edition to 55 units

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