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The Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch isn't petite either. Even though it might look like a women's watch in pictures, the case is 47.5mm wide and 58mm tall. Somewhere in there is an actual case for a watch movement and dial. This rectangular element is produced from 18k white gold and houses an exclusive to Jacob & Co. mechanical movement.
ABTW: It's always great to hear about someone obtaining their grail (and, in your case, almost re-obtaining an earlier grail). Since you now have your grail, is there another watch you are on the search for?
If you currently own a dressy or sport watch with a quartz movement, upgrading to something like a Horological Smartwatch will have no real drawbacks and it will be an upgrade. If you are used to mechanical watches, then anything electronic will force you to make a difficult decision. I don't actually think Frederique Constant or Alpina are trying to convert traditional watch lovers actively. If people are curious, they will get one, but I think there is a much larger pool of quartz watch owners that will be more tempted by these early MMT movement-based timepieces.