Rihanna’s ‘jeweler’ Jacob Arabo flexes a $1.5 MILLION Bugatti watch – but is quickly mocked by a ‘one of a kind’ neon green plastic luxury accessory that ‘looks like a toy “
- Arabo, 58, was spotted outside the Bugatti Residences in Dubai with the watch
- It was his own design in collaboration with Bugatti – the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon
- He said the Green Sapphire Crystal model he had on him was “one on one”
- The designer was behind Rihanna’s red watch during her Super Bowl performance
The jeweler behind the custom watches worn by Rihanna and countless other celebrities was spotted on TikTok flashing a $1.5million wristwatch – but netizens weren’t wowed by the pricey accessory .
Jacob Arabo, 58, is the man behind legendary New York jewelry and wristwatch retailer Jacob & Co. Kanye and Rihanna.
The New Yorker was captured over the summer by influencer Ayman Al Yaman outside Bugatti residences in Dubai wearing a Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon watch.
Amid his quick chat with Ayman, Arabo also mentioned that the Green Sapphire Crystal version of the model on his wrist was a “one of one” edition – meaning the only one there is.
Jacob Arabo, 58, of New York jeweler Jacob & Co, was captured by a Dubai influencer in a $1.5million watch – the result of a collaboration between his brand and Bugatti
The model, according to Arabo, is the one-of-a-kind Green Sapphire Crystal version of the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon – but TikTokers were hardly dazzled by the glitzy watch
Someone else remarked, “It looks like an old school iMac” – a sentiment echoed by another commenter who quipped, “looks like a clear plastic toy from the early 2000s”
But, after the video was shared by the TikTok account @wristwatches, the post’s commenters were less than dazzled by the glitzy watch.
“I saw this watch in a claw machine the other day,” one joked.
“I got the same from a McDonald’s Happy Meal in 2003,” said a second opponent.
“I could buy this at my Walmart for maybe $20 tops,” echoed another.
Someone else remarked, “It looks like an old school iMac” – a sentiment echoed by another reviewer who quipped, “looks like a clear plastic toy from the early 2000s”.
“Costs 150 tickets,” joked one commenter of the wristwatch’s apparent similarity to cheap plastic trinkets offered as prizes in exchange for tickets won in arcade games.
“Looks like a toy,” confirmed another.
According to the Jacob & Co. website – where the “Green Sapphire Crystal” model of the watch is not listed – the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon was produced in collaboration with the luxury sports car brand to “reproduce the visceral feel of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine in a timepiece”.
The famous watch designer recently made headlines for the custom pieces he designed for Rihanna, most notably in the form of a choker the 35-year-old singer was recently seen in.
The B***h Better Have My Money singer also sported a red Jacob & Co. watch during her February Super Bowl halftime performance
But, after the video was shared by TikTok account @wristwatches, the post’s commenters were less than dazzled by the glitzy watch
A entertainment offers a close-up rendering of the inner workings of the watch in motion, revealing countless tiny mechanisms that spin beneath a crystal outer shell that comes in various shades.
Other colors currently available the model is coming include red, orange and “matte yellow”, as well as “clear”.
Also resulting from Jacob & Co’s collaboration with Bugatti is the oil pump watch – whose face has mechanisms that look like a miniature oil pump cylinder in motion.
The famous watch designer recently made headlines for the custom pieces he designed for Rihanna, most notably in the form of a choker the 35-year-old singer was seen in recently.
The Umbrella singer also donned a red Jacob & Co. wristwatch during her Super Bowl halftime performance in February.