In the universe of chiming/musical watches at Jacob & Co., the minute repeater came first, in the Palatial collection and in the Twin Turbo and Twin Turbo Furious. Then, the decision was made to add actual music to the watches, and the Opera Collection was introduced. The 49mm Opera timepiece was the first luxury timepiece to combine a high watchmaking triple-axis tourbillon movement with a two-comb, two-cylinder Swiss music box. The Opera Godfather took the Opera one step farther, introducing the theme music from
, followed by the Opera
- Minute Repeater chimes out the hours, quarter-hours and the minutes, on-demand
- Triple-axis, high-speed Tourbillon rotates in three axes
- Two-comb two-cylinder Swiss music box function plays the theme music from
- Marlon Brando as Don Corleone image on the 18K rose gold and black lacquered piano with moving keys
- Logo of
- from Paramount Pictures
- 18K rose gold violin winding crank winds both the power reserve (clockwise) for the movement and the musical complication (counterclockwise)
- Setting via 18K rose gold lift-out box on the case back
MOVEMENT: Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob&Co Manual-Winding JCFM07; Diameter: 44.30mm; Height: 17.09mm; Material: Gold, steel, titanium, brass; Components: 758; Power Reserve: 44 Hours; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 58; System: Triple Axis Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Combs; Finishing: Bridges and plates: Shot-blasted and Black PVD finish; Barrels: Circular graining; Cylinders: Rose; Gold Plated; Screws: Angled Bevel and MirrorPolished.
FUNCTIONS: • Minute Repeater Mechanism with two hammers and gong • Hours, quarters and minutes repetition • Arming of the bell by a lock at 9 o'clock with torque declutching Triple-axis high-speed tourbillon: • External tourbillon cage: 180 seconds • Intermediate tourbillon cage: 48 seconds • Internal tourbillon cage: 24 seconds
Godfather Theme activated by pusher at 8 o'clock: rotation of two cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes, decorated by 18K Rose Gold and black PVD Godfather plate, and a black lacquered piano.
CASE: Diameter: 49mm; Height: 23mm; Material: 18K Rose Gold and Sapphire; Case Back: 18K Rose Gold; Bows: Time-Setting via 18K Rose Gold lift-out rotating bows at case back; Crown: Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin Crank-handle at 3 o'clock; Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3atm)
DIAL & HANDS: Dial: Skeletonized H/M dial, rose gold plated and black DLC; Hands: Rose gold plated Jacob&Co designed hands.
STRAP & CLASP: Black Alligator Leather Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Folding.
LIMITED EDITION: 18 Pieces