“Jacob the Jeweller” plans the world’s tallest residential building – JCK

Jacob Arabo, president and creative director of jewelry and watch house Jacob & Co., is getting into real estate in a big way. Really, really big.

Working with high-end Dubai builder Burj Binghatti, the man known as “Jacob the Jeweller” is developing what is expected to be the tallest residential building in the world.

The new 100-plus-story structure, which one statement dubs a “hyper tower”, is to be built in the heart of Dubai’s financial district, Business Bay.

Currently, the 1,550-foot-tall, 98-story Central Park Tower in New York is considered the tallest primarily residential structure in the world. It was built in part by Extell Development, which is owned by Gary Barnett, who has roots in the diamond trade.

The new building in Dubai is inspired by “the complex horological movements that beat in Jacob & Co. watches,” said Muhammad Binghatti, CEO and chief architectural officer of Burg Binghatti, in a statement.

“The diamond-shaped spiers at the top of the tower resemble a real crown, a uniquely fine ornament inspired by the finely cut gemstone design of Jacob & Co.”, he added.

Another render of the planned ‘hyper tower’ in Dubai

Says Arabo, in the same statement: “The penthouses will consist of three types, each named after our flagship Jacob & Co. watches Jardin Flowers, Astronomia and Billionaire. The interior design of the penthouse collection will be directly inspired by their unique aesthetic.

Jacob & Co. will also offer exclusive, limited-edition, one-of-a-kind watches and jewelry that customers can purchase with their residence, he said.

The building will consist of luxury two- and three-bedroom suites and will offer a la carte services to residents, including childcare, bodyguards, drivers and private chefs.

Arabo and Binghatti
Jacob Arabo (left) and Muhammad Binghatti (right) say “mazal” on the new tower.

Photos courtesy of Jacob & Co.

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