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The Billionaire

The Billionaire

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The ultimate testament to Jacob & Co's unmatched watchmaking and gem-setting experience, know-how and singular position is the Billionaire II. In the world of high jewelry horological masterpieces, the Billionaire has opened a parallel universe on its own where it exists in perfect solitude, unrivaled and untouched. A grand total of 177.11 carats of 325 emerald-cut and baguette-cut diamonds make up the case and bracelet of the Billionaire, encapsulating the Exclusive Jacob & Co JCAM09 skeletonized tourbillon caliber. Haut de gamme haute joaillerie meets cutting-edge haute horlogerie with the Billionaire II in era-defining ways.

The Billionaire  One-Minute Tourbillon

THE TOURBILLON MOVEMENT

The one-minute tourbillon of the Billionaire II 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-bevelled 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 II to keep accurate time throughout its extended, 72-hour power reserve.

The Billionaire Skeletonized Caliber

Exclusive Jacob & Co JCAM09 Skeletonized Caliber

The sheer beauty of the tourbillon is complemented by a uniquely skeletonized movement and its magnificent architecture. Its plates have been extensively skeletonized to a point where the delicate movement is securely held in place by a web-like structure of thin bridges, all refined and decorated by hand. This maintains focus on the quality of surface treatments and their haute horlogerie quality of execution: the presence of watchmaking greatness that is to be appreciated, despite their exquisite environment.

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DIAMOND-SETTING

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, Billionaire, 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. The diamonds in the Billionaire are set using the difficult and sophisticated "invisible setting" (meaning none of the supporting metal is visible).

The Billionaire Bracelet

A Bracelet Like No Other

This six-link bracelet is unlike any other ever created: every row in the Billionaire II's exquisite diamond-set bracelet comprises 6 links, all specially joined to allow for the flexibility, fit and feel required. The bracelet tapers from the lugless case all the way towards the diamond-set clasp, maintaining its six-link configuration and attaining the narrowing taper by careful and accurate planning that allows for the use of ever smaller sized diamonds. Gemmological expertise meets gem-setting know-how and world-class engineering.

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An Astonishing Haute Joaillerie Creation

A grand total of 176.88 carats of 313 emerald-cut diamonds make up the case, bezel and bracelet of the Billionaire, with an additional 1.21 carat rose-cut ruby adorning the crown. The dial features 12 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 0.23 carats, raising the total carat weight to 177.11 carats in the Billionaire II. Finding, selecting and cutting the diamonds set into the exterior of Billionaire II posed an immense challenge even in the realms of haute joaillerie.

Having fully mastered its gem-setting expertise has allowed Jacob & Co to overcome this challenge and present ultra-high-end watchmaking in a setting hitherto completely unimaginable. The resulting contrast between two distinctly different, yet equally enthralling disciplines creates tension as much as it does inimitable beauty.

The Billionaire Case & Crystal

Case & Crystal

The case of the Billionaire II measures 54 by 40 millimeters and is 11 millimeters thick between the top of its anti-reflective sapphire crystal and the lowest point of its case. Its case structure is crafted from 18K White Gold with a bezel, as well as lugs and case profiles fully set with emerald-cut diamonds. The case-back is sapphire crystal with an 18K White Gold frame.

The Billionaire Dial & Hands

Dial & Hands

The Billionaire II features no dial in the traditional sense: its skeletonized movement structure serves as the spectacular backdrop of its hands, whereas the hour markers are 12 baguette-cut white diamonds, set into the periphery of the flange frame. The hands are partially skeletonized and are treated with ruthenium, a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table.

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Technical Specifications

ITEM NUMBER: BL100.30.BD.AB.A30BA

MOVEMENT: Exclusive Jacob & Co. Skeleton Manual Winding Caliber JCAM09; Tourbillon; Dimensions: 40.05 x 31.67mm; Height: 5.70mm; Components: 167; Power Reserve: 72-Hours; Frequency: 21'600 vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 19; Finishing: Hand-An- gled, Sand-Blasted, Drawn Flank.

FUNCTIONS: Hours and Minutes.

CASE & BRACELET: Diameter: Case: 58X47.5mm; Thickness: 12.3mm (14.3 with Horns); Material: 18K White Gold; 260 carats of Diamond Emerald-Cut; Bead Setting Inverted Pyramid; Individual Stones up to 3ct; Case Back: Sapphire Glass; Crystal:Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment; Total Carat Weight: 239Diamond Emerald-Cut (260ct), Bead Setting Inverted Pyramid; Individual Stones up to 3ct.

HANDS: Skeleton; Gun Blue.Warranty: 2 Years.

LIMITED EDITION: Piece Unique.

Technical Specifications

Item Number: BL120.30.BD.UA.A30BD

MOVEMENT: Exclusive Jacob&Co. Skeleton Manual Winding Caliber JCAM23; Tourbillon; Dimensions: 40.05 x 31.67mm; Components: 167; Functions: Hours, Minutes; Tourbillon 1minute; Power Reserve: 72-Hours; Frequency: 21'600vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 19; Finishing: Hand-Angled, Sand-Blasted, Drawn Flank.

CASE: Diameter: 53x40mm; Height: 12mm; Material: 18K White Gold; Case set with 38 Ashoka Cut White Diamonds ( 36.86 cts); Crown set with 1 Rose Cut White Diamond ( 0.35 cts); Case Back: Sapphire Glass; Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment.

HANDS: Dial: Index set with 11 Baguette White Diamonds ( 0.7 cts); Hands: Skeleton Rhodium.

BRACELET: 18K White Gold Bracelet set with 252 Ashoka Cut White Diamonds ( 151.22 cts)

LIMITED EDITION: Unique Piece.
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Technical Specifications

Item Number: BL115.30.BD.AA.A30BD

MOVEMENT: Caliber: Exclusive Jacob&Co. Skeleton Manual Winding Caliber JCAM09; Tourbillon; Dimensions: 40.05 x 31.67mm; Height: 5.70mm; Components: 167; Functions: Hours, Minutes; Power Reserve: 72-Hours; Frequency: 21'600vib/h (3 Hz); Jewels: 19; Finishing: Hand-Angled, Sand-Blasted, Drawn Flank.

CASE: Case Diameter: 54X40mm; Height: 11mm; Material: 18K White Gold; Case frame set with 76 White Diamonds ( 34.14 cts); Inner ring set with 76 White Diamonds ( 2.49 cts); Bridges set with 57 White Diamonds ( 1.59 cts); Crown set with One Rose-cut White Diamond ( 1 ct); Case Back: Sapphire Glass; Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment.

HANDS: Dial: Index set with 12 Diamonds; Hands: Skeleton; Ruthenium

BRACELET: Material: 18K White Gold Bracelet set with 504 White Diamonds (~ 90.39 cts)

LIMITED EDITION: Unique Piece.

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