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Wonderful sound!BASELWORLD 2017: The Opera by Jacob&Co.

For the first time, Jacob & Co. brings together two characteristically Swiss traditions: the mechanical musical box and the wristwatch movement.

This 18-piece limited series has been brought to life by mounting two musical-box cylinders and combs on the specially developed, hand-wound JCFM02 calibre, which incorporates titanium components for ideal sound propagation. When the pusher at 2 o'clock is pressed down, a 20-second melody is chimed on 120 notes. As well as being a delight for the ears, this is also a feast for the eyes as the cylinders and blades rotate 120° around the dial as they play. At the same time, the tri-axial tourbillon completes its revolutions. So that 12 is always in the proper position on the off-centre hours and minutes dial, it also rotates counter-clockwise, driven by a patented differential gear.