Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure is a mechanical timepiece adorned with yellow diamonds.

In this new Billionaire watch, 425 Asscher-cut yellow diamonds are laid out individually as a mosaic of small dimensions and yet, unprecedented scale. Their radiance is enhanced by the unique green glow of tsavorites set on the flange. As icing on the cake, the skeleton tourbillon movement is adorned with another 57 yellow baguette-cut diamonds.

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure

The Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure is one of the most expensive timepieces ever crafted. Each one of these costs 20 million USD, thus known as the 20 Million Dollar watch. It is also the first Billionaire watch with colored diamonds.

It took three and half years to create this yellow-diamond and tsavorite set high jewellery watch. Never before has there been a timepiece so lavishly set, with so many high quality and large yellow diamonds. In the Billionaire Timeless Treasure watch, approximately 216.89 carats of yellow diamonds have been used.

Yellow diamonds are both rare and expensive. To reach the final 216.89 carats required for this watch, Jacob & Co. started with 880 carats of rough diamonds.

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure

In this new type of Billionaire, each gem has a designated place. The larger ones are meant for the case, which comprises 46 of them for a total of 55.15 ct. The first rows of the 159 ct-bracelet also demand hefty gems, with their individual size diminishing in perfectly regular increments as they near the clasp. But the gems are not placed according to their original size. Only color matters here.

A yellow gold structure supports Billionaire Timeless Treasure’s gems. This highly complex lattice is crafted to measure, link by link, prong by prong and fine-tuned for each of the gems it’s destined to receive.

20 Million Dollar watch

The gems surrounding the movement on the flange have specific requirements. They’re to be longer and thinner so as to fit into the inner ring that connects case and movement.

Since it was impossible to maintain color intensity with yellow diamonds of those dimensions, Jacob & Co. used one of its favorite gems, tsavorite. 76 of them have been selected, emerald-cut and kite-cut, to surround calibre JCAM39.

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure

The skeleton movement Jacob & Co. uses in all its Billionaires is regulated by an ultra thin tourbillon. The extremely fine skeleton movement is further enhanced with 57 baguette-cut yellow diamonds.

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch Series

Billionaire was launched in 2015 as a unique piece. Created as a bespoke project, it had taken several years to craft. Adorned with 239 emerald-cut diamonds and housing a signature skeleton tourbillon movement, it came with a staggering price tag of USD 18 million.

Billionaire garnered immense international esteem, prompting Jacob & Co. to make a second unique piece. With 424 diamonds totaling 161 ct, Billionaire II took the initial concept even further by showing Jacob & Co.’s unique expertise in selecting and telling a story with gem-setting language. Its movement ended up under a particular spotlight as its filigree structure was set with 57 baguette-cut diamonds, another unprecedented feat.

This paved the way for Billionaire III, whose 714 white baguette-cut diamonds gave way to a limited edition of 18 pieces. Billionaire III Diamonds and Rubies opened yet another door in the collection’s repertoire with a flange, movement and crown set with a total of 134 rubies.

Jacob & Co. then explored the vast possibilities offered by the most prestigious cuts available. In 2021, Billionaire Ashoka introduced the esoteric namesake cut to a wide audience. After this unique piece, Jacob & Co. created the Billionaire Ashoka Smaller, a limited edition of 18 with a more diminutive case and bracelet, 480 Ashoka-cut diamonds for a total of over 100 ct.

One of the particularities of all the Billionaires is the cream-of the crop quality of the diamonds Jacob & Co. has been using from day one. All of them, in all Billionaire models, are white, IF-VVS/G+ and without fluorescence.

The immaculate appearance and design of the Billionaires also lies in the special setting technique Jacob & Co. has been using, the very rare and demanding invisible setting.

As of February 2023, a total of 21 Billionaire timepieces had been crafted. All of them sold either directly to their owners or to the most high-end watch retailers, with the exception of one. And then Billionaire Timeless Treasure was introduced, setting a new bar for Jacob & Co.

Technical details

Model: Jacob & Co. Billionaire Timeless Treasure

Movement
Caliber: Exclusive, Skeleton Jacob&Co. Manual Winding JCAM39
Dimensions: 40 x 31.60 mm
Height: 5.70 mm
Components: 167
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz)
Jewels: 19
Functions: Hours and Minutes, One-minute Tourbillon
Finishings: Hand-beveled, Sand-blasted, Straight-grained Flanks, Yellow Gold-plated
Gem-setting: 57 Baguette-cut Yellow Diamonds (~ 1.55 ct.)

Case
Dimensions: 52.2 x 43.5 mm
Height: 12 mm
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Caseback: Sapphire Crystal
Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar – 3atm)
Gem-setting: 46 Asscher-cut Yellow Diamonds (~ 55.15 ct.)
Crown set with one Rose-cut Yellow Diamond (0.57 ct.)

Dial
Dial: No Dial
Hands: Yellow PVD, Skeleton, Green Tips
Gem-setting: Flange set with 76 Kite-cut and Emerald-cut Tsavorites (3.59 ct.)

Strap
Bracelet: 18K Yellow Gold
Clasp: 18K Yellow Gold Deployment Buckle
Gem-setting: 378 Asscher-cut Yellow Diamonds (~ 159.62 ct.)

Total Carat Weight
482 Fancy Yellow and Fancy Intense Yellow Diamonds: ~ 216.89 ct.
76 Tsavorites: ~3.59 ct.
Total Gold Weight: ~ 297 gr.

Edition
Unique Piece