BILLIONAIRE III DIAMONDS & RUBIES
First introduced in 2015, the Billionaire unique piece adorned with Emerald-Cut Diamonds turned heads with its approximate carat weight of 260 carats (its price tag surpassing $18 million).
Now, the collection adds the Billionaire III Diamonds & Rubies, a diamond-encrusted Pièce Unique with rubies on the skeletonized dial.
In case you were in the mood for something completely different, the newest Billionaire is a stunner with its unique horizontal setting. Nearlt all of the diamonds are set vertically. To see this 90-degree change is refreshing, modern and unexpected.
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THE TOURBILLON MOVEMENT
The one-minute tourbillon of the Billionaire III Diamonds & Rubies is haute horlogerie’s response to the high jewelry tour de force that surrounds it. With its black mirror polished upper cage – a finishing technique that requires immense patience and dexterity – hand-beveled and hand-polished edges and calculated operation, the tourbillon is the only complication to live up to the breathtaking visual experience of the diamond-set exterior.
The tourbillon encapsulates the balance wheel, hairspring, escape wheel and a number of other crucially important, superbly finished components. Its most careful assembly is followed by a painstaking fine-tuning process, allowing the Billionaire to keep accurate time throughout its extended, 72-hour power reserve.
EXCLUSIVE JACOB & CO JCAM39 SKELETONIZED CALIBER
The white gold case of the Billionaire III measures 54x40mm and houses a skeletonized tourbillon movement, exclusive to Jacob & Co. Artistry in and of itself, skeletonizing this tourbillon movement removes every bit of extraneous material, leaving only what is necessary to ensure precise and robust operation. Every surface is chamfered, polished and finished to perfection. This manual-wind, almost see-through timepiece has an impressive power reserve of 72 hours.
Jacob & Co.’s watchmakers have been skeletonizing movements for decades, so they understand exactly where and how much to remove, and the result is a nearly see-through movement, configured vertically to maximize the beauty of this tourbillon-powered engine on the wrist.
The stunning 316L bracelet and case is completely hand-set with 580 white CZ diamonds. A work of art by itself, it perfectly complements and continues the setting on the case.
AN ASTONISHING HAUTE JOILLERIE CREATION
Jacob & Co. is one of the few brands that has the legitimacy to create high and fine jewelry, as well as high-end watches.
The diamond and gemstones industry is a closed society, and it is really a relationship business. Sourcing the very best diamonds and gemstones depends on reputation and personal connections, and thankfully Jacob & Co. has solid, decades-long relationships.
As a result, Jacob & Co. has access to the very best sources of diamonds and gemstones from all over the world. Many of the gem-set timepieces, like the Billionaire III Rubies & Diamonds, require meticulous care in the choosing of stones for quality, cut, clarity, and matching color. This can take many months or years, depending on the exact colors needed.
Jacob & Co. is also an expert in the setting of these stones, working with the very best gem setters in the industry. In the Billionaire III Diamonds & Rubies, the bridges of the skeletonized movement are set with 57 rubies.
CASE & CRYSTAL
The 316L case of the Billionaire III Diamonds & Rubies measures 54x43mm and is set with 76 white CZ diamonds, the inner ring is set with 76 CZ rubies, the bridges of the movement are set with 57 CZ rubies, while the crown is set with 1 rose-cut CZ ruby. Both the front and the back are protected and covered by sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment.
The result is a “jewel” of a movement, putting all the gears, wheels, and parts on linear display.
DIAL & HANDS
The beauty of skeletonized watches is that there are no dials – instead the highest quality sapphire crystals expose the details of the movement, including the wheels, gears, balance, bridges, and mainspring barrel. The hand-finished skeletonized hands in the center indicate the hours and minutes. They float over the mechanical splendor of the skeletonized movement. The bridges on the dial side of the Billionaire III Rubies & Diamonds are set with 57 CZ rubies.
AT A GLANCE
The perfect combination of high jewelry and high-watchmaking
The entirety of the watch, outside of the movement, is covered in the highest quality white diamonds, including the case, lugs, bezel, bracelet, and clasp.
The bridges of the skeletonized movement are covered with rubies and a rose-cut ruby is on the crown.
The diamonds in the Billionaire III are set using the difficult and sophisticated “invisible setting” (meaning none of the supporting metal is visible)
Total weight of the diamonds and rubies is more than 130 carats
Expertly skeletonized 60-second, high-watching tourbillon
Skeletonized hands stand out over the skeletonized tourbillon movement