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The Opera Godfather Musical Watch combines the world of ultra-high-end watchmaking with the breathtaking romantics and complexity of a mechanical musical box that plays the stirring theme music of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. A true Grand Complication timepiece, the Opera Godfather is powered by its exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement; a caliber of absolutely peerless construction and an unmatched capacity to amaze and entertain.

Created in official partnership with Paramount Pictures, the producer and distributor company of The Godfather, the Opera Godfather utilizes its bespoke complication of two rotating drums with a total of 36 teeth turning against two combs to play a melody of 120 notes of The Godfather theme music.

It isn't all just about the music: the Opera Godfather relies on a spectacular triple-axis gravitational tourbillon to ensure accurate timekeeping, and to represent Jacob & Co's cutting-edge watchmaking expertise. A combination of steel, brass, platinum and titanium components in the JCFM04 caliber, as well as their hand-finished decorations connect the artistic and technical sides of the Opera.

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THE GODFATHER PARTNERSHIP

This is the first time Paramount has partnered with a watch company in this way and it was a challenge to secure the rights. Once the deal was done, however, Paramount agreed to license the music and the Godfather logo. The brand is now in negotiations with Paramount Pictures for other iconic movie scores for future projects.

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TRIPLE-AXIS GRAVITATIONAL TOURBILLON

Whereas the tourbillon was originally invented to be a single-axis, rotating cage to carry the regulating organ of a mechanical pocket watch for improved timekeeping performance, the Opera Godfather brings this 224-year-old invention to the levels of refinement and complexity that its musical box complication and dial assembly represent.

Composed of a total of 104 components that altogether weigh just 1.15 grams, the triple-axis tourbillon of the Opera Godfather is at the forefront of modern watchmaking. With an average component weight of just 0.011 grams (0.00039 ounces), it is a spectacular constellation of individually barely visible parts that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, fulfill the primary duty of a precious timepiece: that of accurate timekeeping.

The triple-axis tourbillon's delicately detailed assembly rotates on three axes simultaneously: a full rotation on the 1st axis takes 24 seconds, on the 2nd axis 8 seconds, and on the third axis 30 seconds to complete. This makes for a bold new look at how tourbillons can function, when engineered with cutting-edge, ultra-modern technologies and timeless horological heritage in mind.


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GODFATHER MUSICAL COMPLICATION

Chiming mechanisms represent some of the most complicated and challenging mechanisms in haute horlogerie. The Opera Godfather brings the rarest type of audible complications to front: that of a musical box, engineered into the strict constraints of a wristwatch and designed to play the iconic theme music of The Godfather, recreated into this purely mechanical format in official partnership with Paramount Pictures.

A single press on the pusher situated at the 2 o'clock position of the case - crafted from a solid block of sapphire crystal - initiates the chiming mechanism and sets over 600 components into motion. A pair of uniquely crafted drums begin to rotate at a finely calculated tempo, brushing their 36 teeth against a pair of combs to evoke a total of 120 notes of the original movie track.

In unison with the 30-second operation of the chiming function, the entire movement and dial assembly of the Opera Godfather performs a rotation of 120°, a singular feat that serves as a testament to the powerful engineering that lives inside the JCFM04 caliber

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The Piano

Integrated as part of the music box, the keys of the 18K gold, black lacquered piano contact the pins of the cylinder, producing the music. Because of this, the keys of the piano seem to be moving while the music is playing.

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GODFATHER MINIATURE FIGURINE

Sitting in the very center of the Opera Godfather musical watch is a miniature, hand-engraved and hand-painted figurine of the Godfather himself, listening to the chiming complication and keeping his eyes on the spectacular triple-axis tourbillon.

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SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE

The 47mm sapphire crystal mono-block case of the Opera Godfather is a triumph of engineering. Crafted from a single block of pure sapphire crystal, this showcases the amazing technical excellence of the high watchmaking movement. The time-setting and winding 18K rose gold lift-out bows are on the 18K gold case-back, replacing the traditional crown design.

DIAL & HANDS

Time is displayed on a matte black sub-dial with a linear design executed in highly polished gold. Hours and minutes are indicated by a set of blue finished hands. Thanks to ingenious engineering solutions working silently inside the JCFM04 caliber, although the entire platform of the Opera Godfather rotates during the operation of the musical box complication, the time display sub-dial nevertheless always remains in the correct 12/6 position.

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AT A GLANCE

Triple-axis tourbillon powered movement

Two-comb, two-cylinder Swiss Music Box, playing the theme from The Godfather on demand

Entire dial turns 120 degrees while music plays

Time display stays in the correct 12/6 orientation thanks to a patented differential system

Hand-sculpted and hand-painted Godfather figurine in the center of the timepiece

18K gold plate with instantly recognizable Godfather logo

Partnership with Paramount Pictures

18K gold, black-lacquered piano with moving keys

47mm mono-block sapphire crystal case

Separate power reserves for the movement and the music box

Setting and winding via lift-out bows on the 18K rose gold case back

Technical Specifications

Item Number: OP120.40.AA.AA.A

Movement: Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob&Co Manual-Winding JCFM08; Material: Gold, steel, titanium, brass; Components: 621; Jewels: 59; Functions: Subsidiary hour and minute dial; Triple-axis tourbillon: External cage 180 seconds; Intermediate cage 96 seconds; Internal cage 48 seconds. Godfather Theme activated on demand by pusher at 2 o'clock: rotation of two cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of approx. 100 notes. Decors: 18K Rose Gold and black PVD Godfather plate, Black lacquered 18K Rose Gold Piano and Miniature Godfather at the center of the movement; Power Reserve: 42-Hours; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz); System: Triple Axis Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Combs

Case: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 20mm; Material: 18K Rose Gold and Sapphire; Case Back: 18K Rose Gold; Bows: Winding and Time-Setting via two lift-out rotating bows on caseback; Crystal: Unique Domed Single Sapphire Crystal with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 30m (3 atm)

Dial & Hands: Dial: Black Mat Polish and 18K Rose Gold Applique Index; Hands: Blued Jacob&Co designed hands

Strap & Clasp: Strap: Black Alligator Leather; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Deployant buckle

Limited Edition: 36 Pieces

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