This $330k Jacob & Co ‘Godfather’ watch plays opera music

Published on Feb 24, 2022 at 8:57 AM (UTC+4)
by Ben Welham

Last updated on Jun 02, 2022 at 3:50 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

This $330k Jacob & Co ‘Godfather’ watch plays opera music

This Jacob & Co ‘Godfather’ musical watch might just be the most insane timepiece we’ve ever seen.

The Opera Godfather Musical Watch combines the world of high-end watchmaking with the mechanical nature of the musical box, playing the theme music of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather

It’s powered by its very own exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement.

This Jacob & Co watch pays homage to The Godfather.
Image: Jacob & Co

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It features its own bespoke rotating cylinders with a total of 36 teeth turning to play 120 notes from The Godfather theme music.

Not only is this watch musical, but horologically speaking it’s a masterpiece too.

The Opera Godfather relies on a triple-axis gravitational tourbillon that you can actually see working.

The watch is made of a combination of steel, brass, platinum and titanium (or 18K rose gold) components in the JCFM04 calibre.

And the Godfather watch has various hand-finished decorations to give it that personal touch.

The closer you look, the more you see.

It’s a real masterpiece, but it will set you back at least $330,000.

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Why make a Godfather watch?

It’s considered one of the best movies of all time, so why not immortalize it even more with a watch.

The Godfather has a certified fresh Rotten Tomato rating of 97 percent and an IMDB rating of 9.2 out of 10.

The classic mobster movie, directed by famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, follows the story of the notorious Italian-American crime family headed by none other than Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).

It focuses mainly on the youngest Corleone son, Michael (played by Al Pacino in a career-defining role), who is at first reluctant to join the Mafia but gets sucked into the inevitable game of violence and crime.

The Godfather won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Its popularity spawned two sequels.

The Godfather II is also considered the best sequel of all time.

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Ben Welham

Ben is a freelance motoring journalist who studied Journalism and previously produced daily content at DriveTribe. He has a worrying obsession with Tudor watches, and his dream car is the Porsche GT3 Touring.