The Jacob & Co. story started in 1986 with Jacob Arabo, a young man from the Ex-USSR who arrived in New York City and started an apprenticeship in the world of jewelery. Arabo always loved watches and started producing his own collections in 2002, which were a huge success. Today he is one of the boldest watch designers, combining the highest horological savoir-faire with spectacular gemstones.
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Five interesting facts about Jacob & Co:
Jacob Arabo donated one of his Astronomia Sky timepieces to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for auction at its fourth annual event in Saint Tropez. The watch, worth $580,000 dollars, was sold for $750,000.
The Quenttin collection was named after the watchmaker who made it. During initial discussions about the watch, Jacob Arabo told the watchmaker, “If you can make it work, I’ll name the collection after you.” And he honored his word.
Jacob & Co. has a strong following in the music industry and is mentioned in over 68 rap songs.
The brand created a tourbillon watch called The Billionaire with 260 carats of diamonds.
Famous people spotted wearing Jacob & Co. watches and jewelry include Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Hudson, Pharrell Williams and Michael Jackson among others.