A Jacob & Co. Oil Pump Watch Costs More Than a Ferrari
Hint: the Ferrari 812 Superfast starts at around $340,000by Tudor Rus, on
Jacob & Co. has just launched another jaw-dropping wristwatch that blends together art, modern tech, and old-school watchmaking. Come to think of it, you’ll need two jaws for Jacob & Co.’s latest chef d’oeuvre: one for when you see it and the second for when you learn its price tag. According to HypeBeast, the watch will wear a price tag of $380,000.
Jacob & Co. Oil Pump Watch
Dubbed "Oil Pump," the watch is a new addition to the Grand Complication Masterpieces collection. It was announced on Instagram via a post that gives some insight into its mechanism: a double-axis tourbillon with two oil pumpjacks that move independently on demand - these can be activated via the pusher positioned at 2 o’clock.
|Material||steel, bras, and titanium|
|Frequency||21,600 vph (3 Hz)|
|Case||18K rose gold and sapphire|
|Strap||black alligator leather|
|Water resistance||3 m (3 atm)|
Who is Jacob & Co.?
Jacob & Co. was founded in New York back in 1986 by diamond designer Jacob Arabo. From the off, Arabo’s work caught the eye of R&B singer Faith Evans and rapper Notorious B.I.G., who in turn brought fellow musicians and friends to the store.
Fun fact: Jacob & Co is mentioned in Jay-Z’s single Girl’s Best Friend.
It was only in 2002 when the company entered the watchmaking industry.
Two years later, the first Jacob & Co. store opened in New York on 57th Street.
Fun fact: Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Milla Jovovich have been named as Jacob & Co. brand ambassadors in the past