These Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Watches Cost More Than Your Car, If Not Your House

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Bugatti has partnered again with luxury watchmaker Jacob & Co. to produce a new limited edition of their already-exclusive Chiron Tourbillon timepiece.

The timepiece draws influence from their Chiron hypercar, and parts inspired by the actual car can be seen throughout. For instance, the watch features a functioning crankshaft and pistons in its design, mimicking the iconic sixteen-cylinder Bugatti engine in great detail.

Flanking that mechanism is a pair of “turbochargers” that spin in conjunction with the “engine’s” motion, providing a true spectacle to onlookers. The whole powertrain assembly is held in place by 4 Chiron-inspired shock absorbers, which means it is actually floating inside the case and can be seen moving slightly up and down while active.

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In addition to all the car-inspired details, the watch features a stunningly-intricate, 578-piece movement combining both car and watch design, powered by a flying tourbillon movement inclined at 30 degrees.

Four new limited editions of the Chiron Tourbillon are available, with one having an alternately-colored variant. There is Rose Gold, Rose Gold with diamonds, White Gold and Sapphire Crystal, with the latter also available in blue.

The Rose Gold is limited to 72 examples and is made of 18-karat rose gold with an 18-karat rose gold open caseback. Its diamond-encrusted counterpart is limited to just 52 examples and is set with white baguette diamonds. Both have a black rubber strap, with the “regular” one featuring a black DLC titanium and 18-karat rose gold buckle clasp, and the diamond-encrusted example featuring an 18-karat rose gold buckle clasp decorated with white diamonds.

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As its name implies, the White Gold is made of 18-karat white gold with an 18-karat white gold open caseback, and sports 391 individual black and white diamonds. It has a rubber strap with an 18-karat white gold buckle clasp set adorned with 18 white diamonds.

Finally, the Sapphire Crystal is made from a solid block of sapphire with a sapphire crystal caseback, and its alternately colored variant is practically the same, only colored blue instead of silver. Both feature a rubber strap secured by a titanium buckle clasp.

There’s no word on pricing, but given that the “regular” Chiron Tourbillon, which is limited to 250 pieces, costs $280,000, these should have a similar, or more likely even higher, price tag.

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