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Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete in the world, raking in an eye-popping $285 million in total earnings in 2018, according to Forbes.

The retired pound-for-pound boxing king is no stranger to displaying his affinity for luxury, as he just took to Instagram, showcasing his most recent purchase — Jacob & Co.’s $18 million “Billionaire” diamond tourbillon watch.

Acquired from jeweler Tadashi Fukushima, Forbes points out that the immaculate timepiece was introduced during Baselworld 2015, and it’s a one-of-a-kind watch that renowned jeweler Jacob Arabo created in affiliation with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, and his Billionaire Lifestyle SARL company.

Boasting 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds, the Billionaire watch features a rectangular case and dial with a skeletonized movement equipped with a tourbillon escapement that is constantly in motion when placed on the wrist. In addition, the entire 18-karat white gold case and bracelet of the timepiece is diamond-set with stones that weigh as much as three carats each.

Now, why do luxury watches cost so much money? Read here and find out.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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