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Jacob Arabo

April 05, 2013 03:05 ET

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Purchases Jacob Arabo Watch From Grand Collection

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - Dancing with the Stars is a U.S. reality show, based on the British series Strictly Come Dancing. Celebrities partner up with professional dancers and participate in a dance competition, following weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner. The ABC show's host is Emmy-winner Tom Bergeron, with co-hosts Lisa Canning (season 1), Samantha Harris (seasons 2-9), and Brooke Burke Charvet (season 10 onwards). The show is now in its 16th season, having debuted on June 1st, 2005. Many celebrities have been participating in the TV dance competition, including professional and Olympic athletes, supermodels, actors, singers, astronauts, and teen-heartthrobs. Mel B, Stacy Keibler, Kelly Monaco, Nicole Scherzinger, Mario Lopez, Jennifer Grey, Kirstie Alley and Jason Taylor to name a few, they all competed against the other couples for judges' points and audience votes.

Each celebrity is paired with a professional partner who instructs them in the various dances each week and competes alongside them. One of the show's professional dancers is Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. The 33-year old first appeared in the 2nd season, partnered with actress Tia Carrere. He appeared a total of 13 times on the show, and made it to the final round four times.

On February 20th, 2013 Maksim Chmerkovskiy visited the Jacob & Co. store and purchased a watch from the Grand Collection. The Grand Collection, like Jacob Arabo's original Five Time Zone watch, displays the four cities around the globe and local time in a classic watch design. Each reference city is a global hub for both, 24-hour commerce and a cultural life that never sleeps. However, unlike the earlier but always classic Five Time Zone watch, the Grand Collection timepiece shows the local time on a dial of the same dimensions as the other time zones, allowing the overall design of the watch to be expressed in the shape of a pentagon, a most unusual and distinctive choice, which has only very seldom been used in the entire history of wristwatch making.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy visited the Jacob & Co. store together with his brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Valentin is a champion dancer himself and is also known for his appearances in the dance competition Dancing with the Stars. Both brothers purchased timepieces from the Grand Collection, which retail for $6,800.

Jacob Arabo is the designer and founder of the jewelry brand Jacob & Co. He started the business over 25 years ago, developing it from a small kiosk in New York's diamond district to one of the world's leading luxury watch and jewelry houses. Jacob Arabo has always been showing dedication to the highest standards of craftsmanship, design and innovation, which celebrities and high-profile clientele appreciate and chose for their red-carpet appearances and other social events. His long list of clients includes boldface names like David & Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Amy Adams, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Bono, Valentino, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Simpson to name a few.

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