Introducing The Jacob & Co. Gotham City Watches

Jacob & Co. pays a tribute to Batman with new Gotham city watches.


Jacob & Co. are well known for their high horology timepieces that feature grand compilations. That said, the brand also makes some intriguing theme-based watches, and the new Gotham city watch is a testimony to it. Featuring twin tourbillons packed inside a DLC coated Titanium case, this new watch pays a tribute to popular DC Comics superhero Batman.

Batman is a creature of the night, and to reciprocate the dark theme of the character, the entire watch is dressed in black. Starting with the dial, what you have here is a deep black onyx base, which is carved in the shape of the bat emblem. Surrounding the dial is a yellow Neoralithe outline which provides an excellent contrast to the black background and glows blue in the dark echoing the bat signal. The sword hands and sharp angular markers comprise the hour index and have been presented in solid red gold or black onyx. Placed between 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock are two circular cutouts that house the two triple-axis tourbillons. At the 6 o’clock position is a triangular power reserve display.

The Batman theme continues on the large 45.5mm case that is crafted from either lightweight Titanium or 18k polished rose gold. The multifaceted muscular lugs are inspired by several Batman design features such as his vehicle and mask. The crown at 3 features a bat emblem and is covered with a rubber grip that resembles the tires of the bat-mobile. Flipping the watch reveals a closed case back that has been decorated with a signature batman drawing which is picked from a 2003 Batman episode.

Powering the watch is the brand’s in-house caliber JCFM10 that comprises two high-speed tourbillons. The movement operates at 3 Hz and offers an autonomy of around 48 hours when fully wound.

The new Jacob & Co. Gotham city black comes mated to a special black rubber strap with yellow edges. The upper section of the strap is made of ballistic nylon whereas, the lower section that touches the skin is made of yellow rubber. Both models are limited to 36 pieces with a retail price of USD220,000 for the Black DLC coated titanium variant and USD240,000 for the red gold variant.

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