You can now officially bid to live in the highest residential tower in the world.
The Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co. Residences is officially launching in Dubai, and it will stand taller than the 472.4 meter high Central Park Tower in New York.
They’re not just accepting any buyer either.
Money isn’t the only criterion for clients who wish to live in the high-rise.
In order to even get a look-in, you need to be a dedicated VIP client.
And even then, you need to go through a strict application process.
So, not only do you have to be filthy rich, but you have to be well-connected.
But let’s face it, the two almost always go hand-in-hand.
The watchmaker is teaming up with Dubai property developer Binghatti to build the Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences.
Together, they plan to break the record for the tallest residential building in the world.
While Jacob & Co hasn’t yet revealed exact measurements for its planned development, it’s promising quite a feat of architecture to break the current 472.4 meter high record.
The skyscraper will be built in Dubai’s financial district, Business Bay, and it will have more than 100 stories.
It will be jam-packed with top-of-the-line amenities including a luxury spa, infinity pool, gym, and concierge team.
It’ll also have five penthouses, which the luxury watchmaker is planning to name after its flagship timepieces including Fleurs De Jardin, Astronomia, and Billionaire.
Jacob & Co Chairman Jacob Arab said the Billionaire penthouse would be the “hypertower’s jewel in the crown”.
Muhammad Binghatti said his real estate company was coming together with the watchmaker because “both our brands are born from the sheer desire to achieve what breaks boundaries”.
“What Binghatti has done in real estate by creating a brand through a distinct philosophy and architectural identity is very similar to what Jacob & Co has done in the world of jewelry and horology,” he said.
In rendered images, the building is adorned with diamond-shaped gems that form a crown.
“This is the apex of the luxury narrative in this evocative construction, a signature feature that adds further grandeur to the city’s skyline,” Binghatti said.
Jacob & Co says those who buy a condo will also have access to the brand’s limited-edition jewelry and timepieces.
That’d be nice, considering the condos will certainly be stupendously expensive.