If you’re in the process of sorting through all the nice watches for men the internet has to offer, you’ve probably realized that many time-pieces look the same. Stainless steel bands, solid-colored faces, and uninspired designs abound.
Not so with the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ from Jacob and Co. This watch is going to stand out in a crowd no matter where you are. The timekeeper is made in Switzerland by a brand known for eye-catching (some would say ostentatious) design, and this model doesn’t disappoint. The Bugatti name and automotive-inspired styling only add to the splash you’ll make when entering a room.
The case is a sturdy black DLC Grade 5 titanium and forged carbon. The oblong shape measures 57 mm long, 52 mm wide, and 17 mm deep – fairly long, even for a men’s watch. An anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal provides world-class scratch-proof protection – pretty standard for a watch of this class, but the titanium-crank handle where a normal watch’s crown would be is entirely unique. The case backing is sapphire crystal as well, offering you a peek at the inner workings of the watch as it sits on your nightstand.
The dial is smoked sapphire and emblazoned with both the Jacob and Co. and Bugatti logos. White indicator marks radiate outwards from the center of the watch, while black lacquered hands with white accents keep you apprised of the time. Red accents line the vertical sides of the case, drawing the eye with a burst of color in an otherwise midnight black setting. A black Cordura band and black titanium clasp round out the basic features.
Functions include a mono-pusher chronograph, a differential reference time indicator, and a decimal minute repeater. The watch is hand-wound and features a 50-hour power reserve.
The Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+ might be one of the nicest men’s watches available, but you’ll be lucky to get your hands on one. It’s a limited edition with only three pieces, and rumor has it that each demand around $580,000. You can make cost inquiries at the Jacob and Co. website. Still, it might serve as inspiration as your watch search continues.