Take A Look At The $888K Watch Both Drake And Conor McGregor Are Flaunting
Swiss watchmaker Jacob & Co., to outsiders at least, is probably the ritziest, most glamorous, most flamboyant ultra-luxe watchmaker you've never heard of. To some who may frequent the site, you might know them as the brand that made headlines last year by making a $750,000 watch in collaboration with Bugatti.
Earlier this year, they acquired a high-profile name to put their face to the Jacob & Co. name, with Drake having apparently acquired an ultra-limited timepiece from the brand. Dubbed the Astronomia Casino, it could be the most extravagant piece of horology we've seen this year, as it not only boasts a whole ton of complications and the kind of exposed machinery that we've come to expect from Jacon & Co., it also has a working roulette wheel built into it. Really.
Drake himself posted a video on his Instagram of a meeting between himself and the folks at Jacob & Co., presumably where he selected the timepiece over lunch with the brand's managers. It's since been revealed that Drake chose the Astronomia Casino, described by the brand as "Swiss Haute Horlogerie meets gaming."
According to Jacob & Co., the watch boasts a number of complications, including a four-arm setup, consisting of a double-axis tourbillon, a magnesium lacquered globe, a Roman numeral time display, and lastly, an arm that sees a 1ct 288-facet Jacob-cut diamond. The entire thing is encased inside a 28mm, 18K rose gold/sapphire crystal case.
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Swiss Haute Horlogerie meets gaming. With the @jacobandco Astronomia Casino collection, the complicated Astronomia movement features a double-axis tourbillon, a magnesium lacquered globe and time display, all rotating around the dial in 10 minutes. Underneath is the working roulette table with ceramic ball, while on top is the 1ct 288-facet Jacob-cut diamond, which turns on itself in 30 seconds. . . . . . . . . . . . . #jacobandco #jacobandcowatches #hautehorlogerie #hautehorology #inspiredbytheimpossible
Drake is well known for his habit of purchasing watches on the gaudier side of the spectrum, and his penchant for extravagant pieces from the likes of Richard Mille and Patek Philippe is well-known. Just in the last few months he's bought a $890,000 Patek to match his Toronto Raptors championship ring, acquired a Virgil-Abloh-customized Patek Philippe Nautilus, and worn a seriously erotic million-dollar Richard Mille to the NBA finals.
Not to be outdone though, Conor McGregor seems to be a fan of the luxury watch brand, too. For his 32nd birthday, the retired (for now) UFC fighter celebrated the occasion by treating himself to a $620,000 USD watch from the brand, showing off the new timepiece to his followers.
Whether McGregor is a fan of Drake or simply wanted to sport the same watch as the rapper, it's hard to say. But the watch in question is once again the Astronomia Casino with the roulette-style dial.You can see the UFC fighter flaunt his latest addition in the video below.