Covered in the rare and extremely valuable ASHOKA® diamonds, Jacob&Co’s latest timepiece is probably its most extravagant creation yet. Named the Billionaire ASHOKA®, it is an update on its 2015 Billionaire watch made from 260carats of emerald-cut diamonds and other precious stones and sold for $18million.
This latest glittering timepiece is covered with 189carats of William Goldberg’s ASHOKA® diamonds, christened after one of India’s greatest emperors and famed warrior of the 3rd century, Ashoka Maurya.
Due to the rarity of the ASHOKA® diamonds, only one of this timepiece is available and will ever be made. Every portion of the singular piece – from the case to the bracelet to the clasp – is covered in 62 examples of the exclusive gem, all faceted with precision. Jacob & Co. claims the cut makes it appear up to 30 per cent larger than a standard emerald-cut diamond of the same weight.
Jacob & Co.’s “Skeleton Manual Winding Caliber” with JCAM09 tourbillon movement makes for a sparse face, while the intricate, handcrafted movement is composed of 167 elements and 19 jewels with a 72-hour power reserve. Because there’s always room for more diamonds, a final rose-cut jewel affixed to the crown completes the design.
The price of the Billionaire ASHOKA® is available on request, but rumours have it that it will cost more than the $18million its predecessor was sold at.
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Source: Robb Report