Jacob Arabov’s new method of diamond and gem- setting results in unrivaled levels of brilliance
At Basel 2005, Jacob the Jeweler introduced the first automatic timepiece marrying a tourbillon device with multiple time zone technology. For 2009, Jacob & Co. has reinvented the Baguette Tourbillon with a stunning new Ruby case and dial, showcasing Jacob & Co.’s remarkable gem-setting techniques. Jacob the Jeweler Arabov has taken their timepiece and revolutionized the series with its creation of the Ruby Tourbillon, a timepiece unsurpassed for its technology and beauty.
To develop exceptional timepieces with maximum scintillation, Jacob the Jeweler Arabov developed a new method of placing stones on the dial. The face of the Baguette Tourbillon has been set with absolutely no visible gold, resulting in a total fusion of elements on the dial. Thus nothing impedes the light entering or leaving creating an unimagined level of brilliance.
The newly created Baguette Ruby Tourbillon timepiece set in 18K white gold features an impressive 204 baguette Burmese rubies on the dial (5.98cts) and a total of 294 baguette Burmese rubies on the bezel and case (33.34cts). Equally stunning is Jacob the Jeweler’s Diamond Tourbillon, distinctive in its design, particularly for its extensive use of D-color, flawless baguette diamonds, giving a sophisticated flair to the collection. Specifically, the timepiece is designed with 482 specially cut baguette diamonds (as well as several specially cut trapazoid diamonds), for a total of 28 carats set on the dial, bezel, and case.
Also subtly placed on each dial are three circular timers, capturing the time in 24 additional world cities, including Los Angeles, Seoul, Auckland, New York, Rio, Paris, Bangkok, Dubai, Sydney, Phoenix, Honolulu, Tashkent, London, Caracas, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, Abu Dhabi, Hobart, Jakarta, Suva, Chicago, and Geneva. This technological feature makes the watch truly unique and distinctively Jacob & Co.
Jacob & Co.’s time zone technology was originally created to address the versatility of his world traveling clients; it has become associated with the ultimate in customized luxury.
Jacob Arabov credits the inspiration for his designs to the fast paced, ever demanding lifestyle of his clients; including David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, Bono, Angela Bassett, Jessica Alba, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Sean Combs and Derek Jeter.