Jacob & Co. brings mechanical bling to this exclusive Epic X Chrono sky blue
Available only in Watches of Switzerland and MAYORS, this famous jeweler avoids gems for technical prowess.
Clocks from Haute Horlogerie and jewelry brand Jacob & Co are favored by celebrity watch collectors because they are not suitable for the faint-hearted. They are for connoisseurs like boxer Floyd Mayweather (who invested $18 million in a diamond-encrusted watch called “Billionaire”) because they need pay attention to.
Although the brand is known for its dazzling diamond timepieces, it is not only gems that can express individuality. Last year, Jacob & Co. cooperated with Bugatti to launch the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti equipped with two three-axis tourbillons. Who can forget the astronomical tourbillon? This timepiece is one of the most poetic expressions of celestial bodies.
Advanced complications are definitely in the wheelhouse of the brand. The latest example of Jacob & Co. watchmaking skills is this limited edition Epic X Chrono Sky Blue, which is now only available in Swiss watches and selected MAYORS boutiques.
This new timepiece is the latest version of Jacob’s famous Epic X Chrono. Visually, it is amazing. The first thing you notice is the contrast between the blue mineral crystal dial with rose gold decoration and the 47mm grade 5 titanium and 18K rose gold case. These elements complement the attention of the master jeweller.
Although it is a large watch, its design appeals to men and women, and its sky blue buttons, crown and hollow rubber strap give it a light appearance. Inside, the semi-hollow column wheel double COMPAX self-winding movement consists of 260 components and provides a 48-hour power reserve. This is indeed a bold watch, but it is also a departure from the brand because it feels like a piece that blends with the personality of the wearer without surpassing it.
The Epic X Chrono Sky Blue was launched this week and will be available on Watches in four American boutiques in Switzerland (New York-Hudson Yards and SoHo, Boston and Las Vegas) in the next eight weeks.
“Swiss watches are one of our most important retail partners, so when they asked us to work with them on this limited edition project, we were very happy,” said Jacob & Co founder Jacob Alaboo. The creation of watches, Swiss watches changed the face of watch retail. “
It is indeed a timepiece worthy of personal appreciation. The flagship Swiss watch store at Hudson Yards will also display limited edition timepieces of Epic X Chrono Bugatti and Epic X Chrono Messi. In addition, visitors to the WOS Hudson Yards boutique will have the opportunity to experience other examples of Jacob & Co.’s outstanding high-end watch model series, including Astronomia Black Dragon, Astronomia Sky and Astronomia Solar Baguette, Twin Turbo Furious, and The Godfather.
Being able to get close to these extremely rare watches will only make you appreciate the true achievements of Epic X Chrono Sky Blue even more.
Jacob & Co. copy is unique, but this latest special edition allows new collectors to appreciate the brand on a whole new level. Less bling allows more attention to the mechanism. This self-made chronograph movement is made of 60 unique parts and is a mechanical miracle. But the finish of the movement is also excellent: the bridge is polished, the column wheel is tilted and painted, and the anthracite rotor is marked “Jacob & Co Genève” in the luxurious red lacquer engraving.
Epic X Chrono Sky Blue is also easy to operate. The small second is displayed at 9 o’clock and the minute counter is at 3 o’clock. The elapsed seconds are indicated by a red central chronograph hand, activated by a rubber-coated button at 2 o’clock. Finally, the auxiliary crown at 10 o’clock moves the inner bezel and sets the countdown timer.
“We have been working hard to raise the standard and provide our customers with a breakthrough experience,” said David Hurley, executive vice president of the Swiss Watch Group in the United States. “This exciting collaboration with Jacob & Co. gives us the opportunity not only to showcase outstanding and unique timepieces, but also to cement our reputation as the preferred destination for watch lovers.”
This collaboration with Jacob & Co. is only the first in a series of exclusive collaborations planned for 2020. The plan aims to continue to provide unique and compelling events for Swiss watch and MAYORS customers.