Jacob & Co., the world-renowned diamond manufacturer, unveiled its first timepiece by designer Virgil Abloh at the epicentre of watch making, Baselworld 2018 — Jacob & Co.'s new office supplies-inspired jewelry collection in collaboration with OFF-WHITE founder, Virgil Abloh.
The launch of the new watch was announced during Jacob & Co.'s special guest appearance at Off-White's first runway show during Paris Fashion Week. The exclusive, limited edition timepiece is designed using a mix of office supplies, including a pencil, paperclips and staples.
The office supplies-inspired 'Office Supplies' watch is designed with a mix of packaging that includes the iconic Jacob's Ladder diamond set in platinum (pictured) as well as a small USB flash drive stone crafted into the timepiece bezel, while the alligator leather strap is laser engraved with what appears to be a calendar pencil.
The special-edition 'Office Supplies' watch will have three versions in 18k gold, platinum and stainless steel with the trademark laser engraved alligator strap — priced at $45,000 USD (approximately £35,300 GBP), $55,000 USD (approximately £42,600) and $85,000 USD (approximately £68,400 GBP), respectively.
Any ideas on pricing for the resin edition? We think it should be a bit cheaper based on the materials used. For more details on this collection, visit thehideout.nyc.