June 12, 2019
A mechanical masterpiece
Jacob & Co. had made the visitors of Baselworld an offer that is hard to refuse: The Opera Godfather. The musical theme of the iconic film The Godfather, etched in our collective cultural consciousness, and now the melody, the logo of the film and even a miniature Godfather figure, hand-engraved and hand-painted, are integrated into this extraordinary timepiece.
A mechanical music box boasting two cylinders and combs and an exclusive Jacob & Co. JCFM02 manual-winding calibre chimes the theme in the best tradition of Swiss music boxes. A central flywheel drives the two cylinders, and a pusher located at 2 o’clock activates the rotation of the entire movement and simultaneously plays the melody. As the melody is heard, the entire assembly on which they are fixed, including the triple axis tourbillon and the hour and minute dial, rotates 120 degrees.