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The Godfather Musical Watch: A Masterpiece of Art and Engineering

The Opera Godfather Musical Watch combines the world of ultra-high-end watchmaking with the breathtaking complexity of a mechanical musical box, playing the stirring theme music of The Godfather. The Opera Godfather is powered by its exclusive, 658-component JCFM04 movement, a caliber of absolutely peerless construction and an unmatched capacity to amaze and entertain.

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It isn't all just about the music: the Opera Godfather relies on a spectacular triple-axis gravitational tourbillon to ensure accurate timekeeping, and to represent Jacob & Co's cutting-edge watchmaking expertise. A combination of steel, brass, platinum and titanium components in the JCFM04 caliber, as well as their hand-finished decorations, connect the artistic and technical sides of the Opera Godfather.

Whereas the tourbillon was originally invented to be a single-axis, rotating cage to carry the regulating organ of a mechanical pocket watch for improved timekeeping performance, the Opera Godfather brings this 224-year-old invention to the levels of refinement and complexity that its musical box complication and dial assembly represent.

Composed of a total of 104 components that altogether weigh just 1.15 grams, the triple-axis tourbillon of the Opera Godfather is at the forefront of modern watchmaking. With an average component weight of just 0.011 grams (0.00039 ounces), it is a spectacular constellation of individually barely visible parts that, when assembled and fine-tuned expertly, fulfill the primary duty of a precious timepiece: that of accurate timekeeping.

Chiming mechanisms represent some of the most complicated and challenging in haute horlogerie. The Opera Godfather brings the rarest type of audible complications to front: that of a musical box, engineered into the strict constraints of a wristwatch and designed to play the iconic theme music of The Godfather, recreated into this purely mechanical format in official partnership with Paramount Consumer Products.

For a bit, you weren't able to find The Godfather movies on any streaming platform. But luckily for us (and Ree!) that is no longer the case. Keep reading to find all the ways you can watch The Godfather movies online right now.

Peacock is your friend here. There are three out of the four releases in The Godfather franchise that are available for streaming on the platform. The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and The Godfather: The Death of Michael Corleone can all be watched on Peacock Premium for $4.99 per month or Premium Plus for $9.99 per month.

Although there's no way to stream The Godfather for free right now, you can purchase The Godfather Trilogy (50th Anniversary Edition) blu-ray box set to watch at home whenever you'd like. Now that's an offer we can't refuse!

Even if you leave the dismal (or at least, severely misunderstood) third film out of the marathon, The Godfather: Part 1 and The Godfather: Part 2 have a combined run time of 375 minutes, or over 6 hours. When else are you going to have the time to watch two Godfather movies in a row, at precisely the moment you run out of things to talk about with your family?

The Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary watch blends horology, cinema and history in a celebration that would make even the large Italian families of the movie envious. The launch of the watch took place in Sicily, high on the mountains of Taormina, with guests exploring the area, churches and streets where scenes were shot during the filming of the original Godfather movie.

As the first woman watch journalist in America, I have authored six books on timepieces, watchmaking and wristwatch history, have founded my own watch site called ATimelyPerspective and regularly write for the world's finest newspapers and magazines. I travel the world in search of cutting-edge new innovations and behind-the-scenes news about people, products and the places they go.

With a fine leading performance from Robert De Niro - the young Vito for Godfather fans - the film provides an insight over organized crime in gambling rackets. As is common with Martin Scorcese films, the violence is a treat to watch.

The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Baguette Jewelry Planets Zodiac on the wrist. The watch has a 60-second flying tourbillon and rotates around a center axis over the course of 10 minutes while maintaining the upright orientation of the hours and minutes. The watch is finished with 382 baguette diamonds and planets cut of amethyst, a garnet, and a smoked quartz.

I would wager that Jacob & Co.'s complications are used more often, and with greater delight, than something like a helium escape valve or rattrapante chronograph. In any case, over-the-topness is the whole point. Every timepiece is a theme park on your arm. These watches have spinning planets and blasting rockets. They play songs. They're less like conventional watches and more like music boxes and snow globes that happen to tell time and cost as much as a Ferrari. They make Richard Mille look like A. Lange & Söhne.

Wristwear this flamboyant just couldn't go into the world without a party. So last week, Jacob & Co. invited collectors to Sicily, where they would tour Godfather movie locations and sup on risotto and rub elbows with actor Gianni Russo, the guy who played Carlo. Langoustines would be served in the courtyard of the villa where Michael and Apollonia lived, however briefly, in marital bliss. It was a fitting tableau to toast the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary watch, a truly exquisite mash-up of high horology and high camp. Please enjoy the following photos and captions by my colleague Mark Kauzlarich, who documented the surreal scene as well as anyone could.

The watch features the same basic movement as the original Jacob music-box pieces with triple-axis flying tourbillon, this time in a white gold case, an image of Marlon Brando on the piano, and a rose at center instead of the Godfather figurine.

The side of the white gold case is laser-engraved with 13 scenes from the movie, the first time the technique has been used in this way in watchmaking. Working on a curved case in a photo-realistic way was a tremendous technical challenge, according to the engraver.

...the prototype of the Hodinkee x Zenith Chronomaster. Plus a little taste of Italy with a pair of Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses made in collaboration with Italian menswear designer and watch collector Alessandro Squarzi.

This is Andrea Schillaci, a journalist from Florence. His oversized 1938 Omega Curvex was for sale in a shop in Florence I visited earlier this year. I even went as far as asking John Goldberger for his opinion. Goldberger agreed the watch was nice, but it wasn't good timing for me.

Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch The Godfather movies. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the films from wherever you go.

With just over two months until "The Offer," fans of "The Godfather" trilogy will unfortunately not be able to watch any of the movies for free with a subscription to any streaming service. However, the best and least expensive places to rent or buy "The Godfather" trilogy would be on Amazon Prime Video or YouTube. Both offer the HD version of each movie for $3.99, and if rented, the film would stay available to watch for 48 hours after starting it.

If you want to watch the Star Wars movies and shows in order, you have a few options. Some claim there are five different orders you can watch the Star Wars saga in, but there are a few widely accepted preferred ways.

The Star Wars movies in chronological order sets the movies in a real timeline so you experience the story as it would unfold for the characters. Below, we have every Star Wars movie as well as the spin-offs. If you start the movies in this order you could watch them in a weekend.

Pros: If you choose to watch the Star Wars movies in chronological order, you'll be living the story along with the characters, following the official chronology of the series. We've used New Hope as the central point to work out the timeline here.

Pros: Enjoying Star Wars by release date, aka the purist way, means you watch the movies in the same order they originally came out in cinemas. After all, this is how most Star Wars fans experienced the intergalactic saga in the first place.

Cons: However, George Lucas made more than a few tweaks to the original trilogy following the release of the prequels, and has been vocal about watching them by in-movie chronology instead. Also, thanks to the advent of spin-off movies and TV shows watching this way means you might end up jumping around the story a bit.

Pros: The idea of this ordering is to watch the original two Star Wars movies and then, after the shock reveals at the end of Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father, jump back to the prequel trilogy to fill in the background of Anakin Skywalker. After Revenge of the Sith, you then return to watch Return of the Jedi, adding new depth to Vader and Luke's final clash without disrupting the big twists of the story.


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