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BILLIONAIRE MINI ASHOKA

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Billionaire is born from the profound love Jacob Arabo has for diamonds. Of all gems, it holds a special place in his creative heart and mind. Since his earliest days as a jeweler, he has developed a passion for perfection, for the most lavish, large, white and pure of diamonds. Since the early days of Jacob & Co., Jacob Arabo has dreamt about a culminating creation where diamonds and watchmaking would both peak together. In 2016, that intimate calling came to fruition with the release of a skeleton, tourbillon, one-of-one timepiece entirely set with very large diamonds: Billionaire. With a price tag, number of diamonds and design that had never been seen before, the first Billionaire shattered all records, and was followed by several variations. Billionaire Mini Ashoka is a special member of that highly successful collection. It unites everything superlative about Billionaire with the special level of exclusivity of Ashoka-cut diamonds, and wrist-friendly dimensions. As a gem connoisseur, Jacob Arabo has always had a weakness for the Ashoka. The cut, invented by William Goldberg and derived from the classic emerald cut, may just be his favorite. With its 480 Ashoka-cut diamonds, their intense whiteness, their cream-of-the-crop purity and their individual size, the 100-carat Billionaire Mini Ashoka is a testament to the level of expertise, dedication and exclusivity Jacob & Co. has achieved.

From a creative concept to design inspiration. To the first stroke of a pencil through hundreds of iterations. A timepiece like no other comes to life. Billionaire Mini Ashoka is the ultimate combination of high watchmaking and high jewelry, taken to their highest levels, and slightly smaller dimensions.

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Billionaire Mini Ashoka is first and foremost a piece of high jewelry watchmaking. Its movement has been developed to serve the needs of the extensive gem-setting. It therefore stands out by its structure. Rarely has a skeleton movement been supported by bridges so thin. They're laid out in a geometric fashion, mimicking the facets of a diamond. What's more, the bridges of caliber JCAM23 are made of white gold. Despite its extremely thin bones, caliber JCAM23 is fitted with a high-end tourbillon, vertically aligned with a large barrel. The energy it stores allows this hand-wound movement to beat for 72 hours, a record for a timepiece of this magnitude. The Ashoka is a proprietary cut created by William Goldberg, named after legendary third-century emperor of India Ashoka Maurya. With a rectangular shape, rounded corners, and 62 precisely-cut facets, less than 1% of all rough diamonds even possess the potential to be Ashoka-cut.

White gold case and bracelet set with 480 Ashoka-cut white diamonds (100.56 ct.). Skeleton movement with white gold bridges. One-minute tourbillon. Vertically-aligned structure. 167 components. 72-hour power reserve.

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Caliber JCAM23 is as thin and discreet as possible. It leaves diamonds front and center. In order to blend in the dense array of Ashoka-cut gems, its delicate bridges are made of white gold and surrounded by 11 baguette-diamond hour markers.

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A skeleton movement usually follows the natural structure of a movement. Caliber JCAM23 was designed to obtain a visual effect. It's held by a geometric maze of bridges. Between them, the vital components are vertically aligned.

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BILLIONAIRE MINI ASHOKA

Ashoka Mini