Exclusive timepieces from New York City-based Jacob & Co. have been capturing the imagination of the watch world since 2002. Five Time Zone founder Jacob Arabo's first creation was a huge hit. With five quartz mechanisms As a result, the watch shows the local time along with the times in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo. Its models remain an important part of Jacob & Co.'s current catalogue.
The Astronomia, Twin Turbo and Opera collections also grabbed a lot of attention. The Astronomia series of watches combines a three-axis tourbillon with a miniature diorama of our solar system. The Twin Turbo model is inspired by classic sports cars and features a rotating tourbillon. Finally, the Opera collection includes several musical clocks that can play main themes from “The Godfather” or “Scarface.”
After graduating early from a jewelry design course in 1981 in New York City, Jacob Arabo opened a small booth in New York City's Diamond District, where he began designing for jewelry labels and private clients. In 1986, Arabo opened his own company, called "Diamond Quasar," and began designing under his own label, named "Jacob & Co." The brand quickly gained popularity in New York and was able to expand its business to the luxury watchmaking industry in 2002.
In 1986, Jacob Arabo founded the retail jewelry company, Diamond Quasar, doing business under the Jacob & Co. name. By the early 1990s, he had established his own kiosk in New York's Diamond District and his innovative jewels caught the attention of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., who gave him the moniker "Jacob the Jeweler," and introduced him to his entertainment friends.
With his success in the jewelry business, Arabo turned to watches. In 2002, he created a quartz watch collection called the Five Time Zone that combined bold primary colors and with multiple time zone technology that attracted men and women. It was inspired by his clients' jet-setting lifestyle and became both a fashion statement and a usable timepiece for those who travel. Naomi Campbell, Bono, Angela Bassett and Derek Jeter were among international celebrities wearing the watch
The Astronomia collection stands out among Jacob & Co.'s unusual watches. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the four-arm built-in caliber that rotates on an axis beneath a domed sapphire crystal. The company developed these movements specifically for the Astronomia collection.
One special model is the fully featured Astronomia Tourbillon, which here comes with a tourbillon holder on the outside of the barrel, which rotates the tourbillon axis in 60 seconds on the first axis, 2.5 minutes on the second axis, and 10 instructions on the second axis. Third, the timeout is oriented directly opposite the tourbillon to monitor and display the hours and minutes. A patented tail structure system guarantees that the time is viewed in the same direction. Always right when the autopilot spins, Jacob & Co. put two miniature celestial bodies on two more arms: a globe and a continuously glazed globe in Jacob's diamond-cut shape with 288 canopies as the legend of Monday.