Jacob & Co. Debuts “The Billionaire”
If a watch sporting a mere 40 carats of diamonds isn’t decadent enough for your tastes “The Billionaire” by Jacob & Co. may be more your speed. Even in the rarefied atmosphere of Baselworld 2015, this luxurious chronograph stands out as the most expensive diamond-set timepiece to have a tourbillon. “The Billionaire” is an auspicious beginning for the partnership of Jacob & Co. CEO Jacob Arabo and Flavio Briatore, owner of Billionaire Lifestyle SARL.
On the outside this watch wears 239 emerald-cut baguette diamonds plus diamond hour markers with blue skeletonized hands to set them off. On the inside is the JCAM09 skeleton manual winding caliber with 167 components. Just in case anyone could miss those diamonds, the Billionaire brand logo can be found on the back of the dial.
If you’re a billionaire who thinks this is your perfect watch, you’ll be happy to hear that it will set you back only $18,000,000. Best of all, Jacob & Co. is amenable to making more models in other colors—like ruby, sapphire or emerald.