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Jacob&Co's founder and Chairman, Jacob Arabo, has a passion for jewelry that began as a young boy growing up in his native Russia.

Two years after relocating to the United States with his family, 16-year-old Jacob enrolled in a jewelry design course, and quickly became the star pupil of his class. So taken with Jacob’s gifted abilities, his instructors urged him to leave the course after only four months to begin his career. Jacob opened a small booth in NYC’s bustling diamond district and began designing for a number of jewelry labels and private clients. Five years later in 1986, Arabo opened Diamond Quasar, his existing business, and began designing his own label Jacob & Co.

In the mid 1990’s, a then up and coming R&B singer by the name of Faith Evans stumbled upon Jacob’s shop while choosing jewels for her upcoming album cover. Completely taken by Jacob’s creations she returned with her husband, the late, great Notorious BIG. The couple became loyal customers and recommended Jacob to a host of their high profile friends. This ultimately grew into Jacob & CO. becoming the jewelry brand for entertainers, athletes and high profile entrepreneurs around the world.

Jacob & Co.’s unique designs so impressed his growing international client base that they started asking for timepieces.  This was the impetus behind the now iconic, 5 Time Zone Watch. Pure Jacob & Co., it was inspired by the jet set lifestyle of his clients.

This unique diamond timepiece features 4 chronographs offering the time in NY, LA, Tokyo, and Paris, while the main hands are set to the location of the wearer. Set in a variety of metals ranging from stainless steel to platinum, the watch features a diamond bezel, which can be interchanged with bezel sans diamonds for a sporty alternative.

Jacob & Co. fans include everyone from Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara, Michael Jordan, Mariah Carey, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Beyonce Knowles, as well as dozens of heads of state and titans of business.

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Jacob & Co. is an artistic visionary Maison that displays boundless creative freedom. Setting a completely new tone, both in terms of design and complications, it celebrates being different.

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