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TO MARK THE 30TH an­niver­sary of its found­ing in 1986, Ja­cob & Co has launched a sports Grande Com­pli­ca­tion model in keep­ing with its youth­ful vigour. The new model, the Twin Turbo, com­bines two tripleaxis tour­bil­lons and a minute re­peater.

Through a pois­ing sys­tem, these tour­bil­lons main­tain a con­sis­tent rate set at 40 sec­onds, three min­utes and four 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.

Rarely for a grand com­pli­ca­tion, the two tour­bil­lons and minute re­peater are housed in a shaped watch­case equipped with 63 com­po­nents. Its sporty look com­bines ti­ta­nium and car­bon that pro­vide ul­tra light­ness. In­spired by au­to­mo­tive de­sign, its flange is trimmed in red ne­o­ralithe and the smoked sap­phire crys­tal opens on to its mo­tor fea­tur­ing two triple-axis tour­bil­lons. The trans­par­ent case back re­veals an ar­chi­tec­ture of tri­an­gles in open­work metal.

Ac­cord­ing to Ja­cob & Co, the Twin Turbo re­quired two years of re­search and devel­op­ment, and 3,300 hours of work to be com­pleted.

CARL F. BUCHERER RE­CENTLY launched the Patravi Scubatec, a new de­sign that com­bines func­tion­al­ity, sporti­ness, and el­e­gance in a 36 mm case. While the new time­piece is cer­tainly a sports watch, the brand points out that the predominance of white adds to the el­e­gance of the pack­age, mak­ing it a stylish com­pan­ion for the sum­mer and be­yond.

“White is never out of place. Re­gard­less of the shades that are cur­rently in vogue, the color of pu­rity suits ev­ery­one and every­thing. Carl F. Bucherer has there­fore de­cided to dress the Patravi Scubatec 36 mm en­tirely in white. White is syn­ony­mous with time­less el­e­gance, and makes this watch a stylish com­pan­ion both in and out of the wa­ter,” Carl F. Bucherer said of the new watch when it launched.

While its ro­bust stain­less steel case can with­stand pres­sures to a depth of 200 me­tres, the watch ac­cen­tu­ates slim wrists with its 36 mm di­am­e­ter, en­sur­ing a so­phis­ti­cated look.

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