Jacob & Co. has wowed the world with its exquisite jewelry designs since 1986 and this year’s showstopper is their Millionnaire watch. The Millionnaire watch truly lives up to its name with a price tag of $6 million and is almost like wearing a piece of the galaxy with twinkling stars on your wrist!
Jacob & Co.’s timepieces have always been exemplary and the Millionnaire watch continues their bright and shiny legacy. The Millionnaire watch took two years to make because enough intense yellow diamonds had to be sourced, each diamond had to have the same color and quality. The complete case of the watch, the lugs, and the entire bracelet is meticulously set with an incredible 127.45 carats of square Emerald-cut certified Intense yellow diamonds. The Millionnaire watch radiates the decades of gemstone setting mastery by Jacob & Co.
The watch case is embellished with 31.74 carats with 54 emerald-cut diamonds and the crown being set with a single rose-cut yellow diamond. The dial of the Millionnaire watch features 11 baguette-cut yellow diamonds, and the 18-karat yellow gold bracelet is set with 210 emerald-cut yellow diamonds weighing another 95.71 carats bringing the total up to 276 yellow diamonds on the watch itself!
The skilled artistry can be further seen in the actual mechanisms of the Millionnaire watch. It is fitted with an exclusive Jacob Co. skeletonized manual wind caliber (JCAM23) with tourbillon escapement with 197 individual components – each part hand finished and polished, and reduced to the least amount of metal without compromising the strength and functionality. The watch measures 46mm x 35mm and is 11mm thick crafted of 18-karat yellow gold to further enhance the yellow diamonds that float beautifully between the front and back sapphire crystals.
“When I look at the Millionnaire, I feel as though I’m looking at a piece of art in a museum. I’m struck with awe each time I see it, no matter how many times I’ve seen the piece before,” says Jacob Arabo, the founder of Jacob & Co. “The rarity of the perfectly matching stones, combined with the horological complications make it truly special.”
The Millionnaire timepieces are a part of the Astronomia line-up and other watches that Jacob & Co. will premier at the upcoming Baselworld Exhibition in Switzerland in March. The buyer of this one-of-a-kind piece will be a true-blue watch collector, Jacob reckons. The rare collectible will be an addition to outshine most in the treasure chest of the buyer’s prized possessions.