Jacob the Jeweler unveils plans for Dubai “hypertower”

Will overtake Central Park Tower as tallest residential building in the world

Jacob & Co.'s Jacob Arabo and rendering of Dubai “hypertower” (Instagram, Getty, Jacob & Co.)
Jacob & Co.'s Jacob Arabo and rendering of Dubai “hypertower” (Instagram, Getty, Jacob & Co.)

Jacob the Jeweler and a partner are looking to set a (very tall) record.

Watchmaker Jacob & Co. — of which Jacob Arabo is chairman and creative director — and Emeriati property development company Binghatti are collaborating to construct the world’s tallest residential building in Dubai, The Daily Mail reported.

When completed, the 1,550-foot tall, 100-story Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co. Residences hypertower will usurp New York’s 98-story Central Park Tower as the tallest residential building in the world, the outlet reports.

The building, which will be located in the middle of Dubai’s financial district, will have a crown of diamond-shaped spires, as well as five penthouses and luxe two- and three-bedroom residences, according to renderings.

Arabo told the Mail that the penthouses will consist of three types named for Jacob & Co. timepieces Fleurs de Jardin, Astronomia and Billionaire.

“As suggested by the name, the Billionaire Penthouse is the hypertower’s jewel in the crown,” Arabo said.

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The building, which is shown in one rendering breaking through clouds, will also feature a concierge team that offers daycare, bodyguard, chauffeur and private chef services. It will also have a private club with an infinity pool, gymnasium, spa and a lounge area.

Muhammad Binghatti, CEO and head of architecture of Binghatti, said the partnership with Jacob & Co. is based on both brands’ “sheer desire to achieve what breaks boundaries.”

The project was unveiled on Nov. 19 in Dubai before an audience of thousands of people, according to Jacob & Co.’s Twitter account.

An opening date for the hypertower has not been announced.

Dubai is no stranger to luxury real estate.

A mansion on Palm Jumeirah island recently sold for more than $84 million, a record in the emirate.

— Ted Glanzer