The one thing Rihanna knows, like the back of her hand, is to make the world stop. Ironically, she managed to make time stand still owing to a timepiece. The ‘Diamonds’ singer sported a dazzling $400k watch anklet, customized by Jacob & Co., covered in emerald and round-cut diamonds. Attending the F1 Las Vegas event, she shone in diamond jewelry, but it was her feet, adorned with over 70 carats of the finest diamonds set in pristine 18K white gold, that caught everyone’s eye.
The youngest self-made billionaire mogul paired this glittering accessory with pitch-black, solid Balenciaga leggings attached to heeled boots, creating the perfect backdrop for a fashion statement worth a cool $400,000. As a long-standing partner of luxury watchmaker Jacob & Co., Rihanna is known for defying expectations and pushing boundaries. This F1 event was no exception. Her distinctive style stood out, becoming the most talked-about aspect of the event.
The watch anklet, a fusion of high fashion and creativity, was complemented by exquisite Messika bling, including a three-strand choker, statement ring, and glittering ear clip. The stunning 35-year-old previously sported a Jacob & Co. diamond-set, red Brilliant Northern Lights piece for her Super Bowl LVII performance. It turned heads with a Jacob & Co. watch choker at Pharrell Williams’s first Louis Vuitton Fashion Show. The luxury watch brand shared an image of the anklet on their Instagram account, captioning it: “For the F1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas, @badgalriri Rihanna wore a $400,000 watch anklet that Jacob & Co customized for her, covered in emerald and round-cut diamonds.”
One follower commented, “That one is a nice work of art,” while another joked, “How will she look at the time?” Gone are the days when people depended on watches to check the time; isn’t that what phones are for anyway? Jacob & Co. has blurred the line between a timepiece and a fine jewelry piece with their intricate and design-centric creations.