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May 21, 2020

The Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Tourbillon Music Watch

In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name... Scarface. From Universal Pictures, Scarface was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.

Brian De Palma’s Scarface from Universal Pictures had an incredible impact on entire generations of people all around the world.

Memorable lines from the film like “Say hello to my little friend!” “Who put this thing together? Me, that’s who! Who do I trust? Me!” and “I always tell the truth. Even when I lie” are etched in our collective social consciousness.

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Tourbillon Music Watch

To honor this seminal movie, Jacob & Co. has expanded the Opera collection to include the Opera Scarface, playing “Bolivia” from the movie on the integrated music box. Jacob & Co. worked with Universal Brand Development to create this unforgettable timepiece.

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Tourbillon Music Watch

Just a press of the pusher at 10 o’clock and the 120-note music box plays this memorable music, while the entire dial rotates 120 degrees under the domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The time display always stays in the correct 12/6 position thanks to an ingenious, and patented, differential system.

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Tourbillon Music Watch

Also on the dial is an 18K gold, black-lacquered piano, whose keys move while the “Bolivia” music plays, and, prominently displayed on the dial in 18K gold, is the Scarface logo name plate. Sitting in the middle of the movement is the 18K rose gold “The World is Yours” globe, taken straight from the entrance hall of Tony Montana’s Miami mansion.

The Opera Scarface comes in two versions, 18K rose gold and black DLC titanium. Each version is limited to 88 pieces.

Powering this timepiece is Jacob & Co.’s signature triple-axis tourbillon movement, wound by the 18K rose gold violin-shaped crank on the side of the watch. Comprised of 658 individual parts, the movement is ultra-complex, with a tourbillon that turns in 24 seconds on one axis, eight seconds on the second axis, and 72 seconds on the third. The power reserve for the movement and the music box function are separate - the watch has a power reserve of 42 hours, while the music can be played three times before you have to wind it again.

Technical specifications:

Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Tourbillon Music Watch

Reference: OP110.40.AK.AA.ABALA (18k red gold)

Reference: OP110.21.AK.AA.ABALA (DLC titanium)

Limited edition of 88 pieces (each)


  • Material: 18K rose gold and Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium
  • Diameter: 49mm
  • Thickness: 23mm
  • Case Back: 18K Rose Gold and Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium and 18K Rose Gold Bows
  • Time-Setting via 18K Rose Gold lift-out rotating Bow at case back
  • Crown: Winding by 18K Rose Gold Violin Crank-handle at 3 o’clock
  • Crystal: Unique Domed Sapphire with Double Anti-Reflective Treatment
  • Water resistant to 30 meters (3atm)

Dial and hands

  • Black Mat Polish and 18K Rose Gold Applique Index
  • Hands: Blued Jacob&Co designed hands


  • Caliber: Exclusive Manufacture Jacob&Co
  • Manual-Winding JCFM04
  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 17.2mm
  • Material: Gold, steel, titanium, brass
  • Number of parts: 658
  • Functions:
  • Subsidiary hour and minute dial Triple-axis high-speed tourbillon
  • External tourbillon cage: 180 seconds 
  • Intermediate tourbillon cage: 48 seconds
  • Internal tourbillon cage: 24 seconds
  • Scarface melody (Bolivia Theme) activated by pusher at 10 o’clock: rotation of two cylinders against 2 combs (30 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes, decorated by 18K Rose Gold and red lacquered Scarface plate
  • Black lacquered Piano and “The World is Yours” 18K Rose Gold and red lacquered Globe at the center of the movement.
  • Movement rotation of 120° in ~30 seconds.
  • Power Reserve: 42-Hours
  • Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz)
  • Jewels: 58 System: Triple Axis Tourbillon, Music Box with Double Combs Finishing: Bridges and plates: Shot-blasted and Black PVD finish
  • Barrels: Circular graining
  • Cylinders: Rose Gold Plated
  • Screws: Angled Bevel and Mirror Polished

Strap and buckle

  • Strap: Black Alligator Leather
  • Clasp 1. 18K Rose Gold Folding clasp
  • Clasp 2. Black PVD Titanium Folding clasp


  • USD 330'000 (DLC titanium) 
  • USD 360'000 (18k rose gold) 

For more information, please visit jacobandco.com

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