According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete in the world, raking in an eye-popping $285 million in total earnings in 2018. Why not in that honor to buy himself Jacob & Co.’s Billionaire diamond tourbillon watch.
Legendary boxer is well known for displaying his affinity for luxury, as he just took to Instagram, showcasing his most recent purchase worth $18 million.
“This is my new timepiece, it’s called ‘The Billionaire Watch,’” Mayweather captioned an Instagram video showcasing the accessory. “If you don’t know about it, google Billionaire Watch. That’s $18 million on the price tag.”
Mayweather says he bought the watch from Tadashi Fukushima, calling him, “the best jeweler in the world.”
An exceptionally extravagant timepiece, is set with 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. The bold cut enhances the brilliance of the diamonds, which are set in an inverted pyramid style. The entire 18-karat white gold case and bracelet of the watch is diamond-set with stones that weigh as much as three carats each.
The Billionaire watch features a rectangular case and dial with a skeletonized movement equipped with a tourbillon escapement that is constantly in motion when on the wrist. The tourbillon compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions on the wrist. The JCAM09 caliber consists of 167 components and offers 72 hours of power reserve.