Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has just bought a Jacob & Co. Chiron timepiece to match his Bugatti Chiron hypercar.
Even though it’s impossible to determine an exact price tag considering this watch was made-to-order, you can safely assume it cost him about US$1 million.
Founded by an Uzbek-American jewerly designer, Jacob & Co. specialises in mind-blowing timepieces with amazing attention to detail.
This particular model, the Chiron, features a miniaturised (and fully functioning!) W16 engine inside the watch.
No two Chiron watches are the same, they’re all custom made as per the client’s request.
You don’t actually have to own a Chiron to buy the watch, but most customers do and they want their timepiece to match their car.
Ronaldo became a brand ambassador for Jacob more than a decade ago and his Chiron timepiece is just incredible.
It’s made from titanium, featuring 232 baguette diamonds and 109 black sapphires, and of course the ‘CR7’ logo.
Jacob & Co. is always raising the bar when it comes the timepieces because its owner and CEO, Jacob Arabo, is willing to go the extra mile to create impossible timepieces.
For example its Astronomia Spider features an eerily realistic spider in the dial, while the Astronomia Opera Godfather has a built-in carillon.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s growing watch collection
Even though you can’t buy Ronaldo’s timepiece, the good news is you can still purchase a ‘regular’ Chiron Tourbillon, starting at US$300,000.
The 37-year-old Manchester United forward boasts an impressive watch collection, which includes an 18-karat white gold Rolex GMT Master Ice, worth about US$485,000, GQ reported last year.
He also owns a Hublot Masterpiece MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis and another from Jacob & Co., a Grand Baguette Diamond, which features an 18-karat white gold pentagon case encrusted with 369 diamonds.