Scarface’s watch can be yours thanks to Jacob & Co., which pays homage to one of the most celebrated cult movies of all time.
Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface
The Opera collection spreads its wings and welcomes this iconic character as only Jacob & Co. can, with an unusual masterpiece of watchmaking.
Opera goes beyond the indication of time and a chime clock. Basically it is a music box that works as such, with rollers and energy provided in a traditional and mechanical way. However, the level of miniaturization, finishes and execution make it a work of art, both musically and horologically.
As a base we find the JCFM04 manual-charge manufacturing caliber, which extends to 43 mm in diameter, yes, only for the caliber, due to its 658 components. This machine also has a multiaxial whirlpool with three axes and speeds, in which the external cage makes a complete revolution every 180 seconds; the intermediate every 48 and the internal every 24 seconds, managing to counteract the effects of gravity in all the positions of a pulse watch. Beyond offering an unbeatable micro-architecture ballet.
The melody: Bolivia
Scarface’s musicalization featured the famous piece Bolivia, which takes the Andean mountains of the South American country to locate us in the place where Tony Montana will close deals with Alejandro Sosa.
To replicate the theme, Opera Scarface has a 10 o’clock push-button, with which they will begin to rotate the two cylinders so that a duality of combs, with 30 teeth in total, sound a 120-note melody.
The time reading is located at 12 o’clock thanks to an off-center gold dial and blackened base. A grand piano in black lacquer appears at 10 o’clock, while the reels are at 9 and 3 o’clock and in its center there is a gold sphere lacquered in red with the inscription “The World is Yours”. The tri-axial tourbillon shows at 6 o’clock and on its right side a pink gold plate with red lacquer draws the figure of Tony Montana and Scarface writes in reference to the cover of the tape.