Jacob & Co

Established in 1986, Jacob & Co. has become a New York legend. Beginning its practice in the city’s Diamond District, its eccentric diamond-riddled designs attracted the attention of celebrities, from hip-hop royalty to supermodels. No longer just a purveyor of fine jewelry, the company has gone on to create luxury watches, breaking into the traditional Swiss watchmaking community. Designs such as the Five Time Zone watch and Astronomia watch have since become collector's items that translate Jacob’s penchant for opulence into timepieces.

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Nicknamed "Jacob The Jeweller" by the late Notorious B.I.G., Jacob Arabo has a client list much of which reads like a who's who of celebrity culture: Drake, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, they’re all on there. A young Ye, then known as Kanye West, would even wait hours to be seen for a custom piece. The émigré from Soviet Uzbekistan is responsible for many cultural artifacts we now take for granted, perhaps even the idea of “bling” itself. Some of the most outlandish and infamous chains in hip-hop were crafted by the jeweler and he is regularly name-dropped in lyrics by rappers. But his legacy is a lot more far-reaching than just producing iced-out jewelry for hip-hop royalty, for more than a quarter of a century Jacob & Co. has also been a luxury watchmaker. Managing to earn the respect of ​​traditional Swiss watchmakers, the label has built a reputation for its craftsmanship in watchmaking. Offering timepieces that include the same flair which made its jewelry designs an instant hit, the statement-making watches are always conversation starters.