Jacob & Co. and its 12 iconic timepieces
Jacob & Co. fake is known for some of the most outrageously complex watches that present a visual spectacle like no other, and because of being seen on the wrists of stars, Jacob & Co. is still known for its striking timepieces. Gage is unabashedly bold. Here’s a quick rundown of what they are, along with 12 exemplary watches that showcase the brand’s immense appeal
Jacob & Co. watches are true statement pieces that leave their mark in so many ways. Founder Jacob Arabo’s family immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union in hopes of a better life. In the United States in the early 80’s, Arabo began designing for various jewelry brands and established itself in the field. Ultimately, he channeled his talents and expertise in the field into his own brand, which he named Jacob & Co. His bold design sensibility quickly became known throughout circles, and the use of large jewelry in men’s separates became his signature. Before long, big names from all walks of life started noticing his work and started adopting the style. It’s no surprise, then, that Jacob & Co’s creations are the choice of so many celebs with strong personalities. Musicians Jay-Z, Drake,
Arabo created his first watch in 2002 and the progression from jewelry to watches was a natural progression. It was a five-time zone watch that was an instant success with its bold color palette and design. Just five years later, Arabo entered the international “watch capital” Geneva, Switzerland, and established Jacob & Co SA. The Quentin, the first high-complication watch launched shortly thereafter, set a number of firsts, and there has been no turning back since. Every few years, the brand continues to release one shocking piece after another. The famous Astronomia series was a huge success in the 2010s. The brand also has a variety of high-profile partnerships starting in 2019. There was Bugatti (Bugatti Twin Turbo watch), Paramount Pictures (The Godfather – special watch), with NBC/Universal Studios (Scarface themed watch, later the Fast and the Furious watch); and then with Warner Bros. and DC have teamed up to create a Batman-themed timepiece.
With each new product, the brand’s originality and bold character are evident. Even with simpler, easier-to-use “everyday” replica Tourbillon watches, they still manage to make a distinctive mark. Here are a few of their timepieces that embody this and reflect their unique personalities.
Indian Astronomical Art – Canvas by Jacob & Co.
First launched in 2014, the Astronomia Tourbillon is one of the most striking of their Astronomia watches. It reimagines the classic tourbillon complication in a vertical structure, showing four satellites in constant rotation. This eye-catching piece quickly became a canvas for various other works of art, the Astronomia Art watch collection is actually a display case, crafted from sapphire crystal and precious metals. The Indian edition of Astronomia Art features four hand-carved miniatures of Indian landmarks. These hand-painted monuments are placed on a dial made of aventurine glass, which also forms the base of the biaxial tourbillon mechanism. They are Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Qutub Minar. Each miniature is the product of countless hours of handcrafting. In addition to this, the watch also contains a 288-facet “Jacob cut” diamond, which acts as one of the four satellites of the mechanism and rotates every 60 seconds. Opposite the diamonds is a blue-lacquered sphere, made of magnesium, which also completes one lap in under a minute. Completing the satellite four-way balance is the main chronograph dial with skeletonized Roman numerals – hand-engraved and black-lacquered, with blued-steel hands, also hand-finished. This stunning and moving work of art is powered by a hand-wound movement with a 60-hour power reserve. It’s housed in a generous 50mm ‘display case’ in 18-carat rose gold and sapphire crystal.
Epic X – the basis for avant-garde and sporty
The Epic X is a more stripped-down Jacob, and it might be reduced to the basics of building construction, but it can’t exactly be called minimalist. Despite its avant-garde appearance, the Epic X does celebrate traditional watchmaking forms. Skeleton watches don’t simply remove excess material from more traditional forms; it also has a lot to do with ensuring the piece’s structural integrity despite being stripped and adding transparency. While the watch must still be robust, the movement must not only remain functional, but also accurate and reliable. The hand-wound caliber JCAM01 is placed vertically, then skeletonized and finely polished to achieve this. The watch doesn’t have a running seconds hand, so transparency is especially useful as it can reveal whether parts that need to move are still moving, or if parts need to be wound. But with a 48-hour power reserve, you can rest assured that it should be enough for your next-day winding schedule. The watch features a 44mm case in black DLC-treated grade 5 titanium in an imposing “X” shape visible through the glass and sapphire crystal on the case back.
Epic X can be stripped down to the basics of a building’s structure, but it’s not just about removing superfluous material from more traditional forms; it also has a lot to do with ensuring the structural integrity of the work, albeit stripped and increased in transparency.
Epic X Chrono – Jacob & Co.’s sportiest watch yet
Jacob’s Epic X template with claw lugs and two prominently visible bridges on either side of the movement has been translated into this chronograph. This 47mm sports watch retains its skeletonized look, with a colored mineral crystal dial revealing the column-wheel chronograph movement inside.
The self-winding caliber JCAA05, which offers a 48-hour power reserve, powers the watch, including the chronograph and small seconds sub-dial in a biaxial layout. In addition to the functions of the watch, the inner rotating bezel has a 60-minute chronograph controlled by a push-down crown at 10 o’clock. Enhancing the view all this is the anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, which is framed by the ceramic bezel.
Other elements of the watch include rubber pushers and a screw-down crown that help keep the watch water-resistant to 200 meters. This is Jacob & Co’s sportiest watch yet, available in a variety of materials and colours.
Regal Classic – The Jacob & Co. Classic Alternative
From sporty to classic, here’s Jacob’s collection of stylish timepieces that are more refined than his larger statement pieces and sportier Epic X watches. Reflecting the canons of Art Deco design, these classic timepieces feature very subtle finishes that give them an understated yet refined allure.
Magnificent classic automatic
This Palatial Classic automatic watch is powered by the self-winding movement JCCA01, which offers a 36-hour power reserve. It is equipped with a “Glucydur” balance wheel – lower thermal expansion – and a shock protection system. The watch has a 42mm 18-carat rose gold case, is water resistant to 50 meters and features anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The display includes guilloché dials in various colors (brown here), applied logos and markers, and polished dauphine hands for two-hand timekeeping. Each piece is individually numbered and secured on an alligator strap with a solid rose gold buckle.
Magnificent Classic Manual Panorama Calendar
This Palatial may have a hand-wound movement, but it does offer a lot. The JCCM01 movement offers a power reserve of 50 hours, displayed on the dial at six o’clock. In contrast is the big date at 12 o’clock – a coveted big date. All of this is laid out on a dial that is guillochéd and comes in a variety of colors – gray, gold and blue here. The watch has a 42mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal, and is available on an alligator leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet, depending on the version.
Five time zones in majesty – the embodiment of simplicity in the first fake Jacob & Co. watch
GMT and World Time watches are among the most useful and sought-after watches, and this five-time zone watch is an absolute steal. While we may or may not travel across time zones, our connections with people in different regions have increased significantly over the past few years, so a watch that can tell us the time in different regions at the same time is certainly a handy tool. . This is the latest version of Jacob Arabo’s first ever watch. It has a central chronograph function with both hands, and four sub-dials with New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris time. But you can actually set any timezone you choose on them. The main dial, with sword-shaped hands and fine-cut hour-markers, is in black nickel with guilloche finish, while the sub-dials are snailed and ruthenium-plated. Each of the five sets of chronograph hands runs its own Swiss quartz movement – ETA 280.002. To house the multiple movements inside, the steel case measures 45mm and is topped by a round sapphire crystal that has been internally antireflectively treated. The closed satin case back features a graphic world map. It is carved and painted. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the case comes on a black alligator strap.
The Palatial is an updated version of Jacob Arabo’s first ever watch. It has a central chronograph function with both hands, and four sub-dials with New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris time. But you can actually set any timezone you choose on them.
Brilliant – presenting a jewel-like vivid spectrum
Aptly named, this sparkling, stunning creation is a contemporary, beautiful timepiece that exudes glamour, and showcases Jacob & Co’s fine jewelry prowess – both gem sourcing and gem setting. The stainless steel case measures 38 mm and features a row of 52 round-cut diamonds on the bezel, totaling approximately 1.3 carats. Even the crown has as many as 32 round diamonds with a total weight of about 0.39 carats. At the same time, the white mother-of-pearl dial is inlaid with 11 colored sapphires as hour markers (approximately 0.44 carats), and the center of the dial is paved with 50 diamonds (0.66 carats). The stainless steel case is powered by Swiss Quartz ETA 955.432 movement with sapphire crystal and satin-finished case back. It comes with an elegant satin strap.
Brilliant and Mysterious Inlay – Brilliant and Mysterious
Brilliant Mystery Pave Diamonds is a triumph of novelty display that maintains the illusion of mystery and intrigue, making it easy to explain even as the trick itself is well understood. The black triangular hour and minute hands are suspended in the sapphire crystal glass, as if floating in mid-air. The part where these hands connect to the mechanism is subtly concealed, and the mechanism itself is hidden behind the diamond-paved central part of the dial. The Swiss quartz ETA movement E01.701 in 18 carat rose gold is not connected to the regular time setting crown to maintain the space between the central part of the watch and the case bezel. There is no crown on the case back but A time corrector. The 38 mm case itself is set with 298 round white diamonds (approximately 6.5 carats), and the bezel is also paved with diamonds (0.55 carats). The satin strap has an 18-carat rose gold buckle also set with diamonds – approximately 0.48 carats. The total number of diamonds in this watch is as high as 476, with a total weight of 8.43 carats. copy men watch