In 2018, Jacob & Co. announced a collaboration with football legend Luis Figo. The result is a limited-edition collection with three versions of the bold Epic X Chrono: 18K rose gold, black DLC titanium and titanium. The case back of the Luis Figo limited edition pieces are engraved with his name, while the dial’s inner rotating bezel features his jersey number – 10.
“As one of the most celebrated names in football, Luis Figo demonstrates the highest level of mastery in his sport,” says Jacob Arabo, founder, Jacob & Co. “It’s been a pleasure working with him to create a timepiece that speaks to the sophistication, style and technical skill that is synonymous with his name.”
The collaboration between Jacob & Co. and Luis Figo, the football legend, is the result of friendship, mutual respect, and a shared passion for both watches and sport. A midfielder renowned for his creativity and ability to get past defenders, Figo is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. After his retirement in 2009, Figo has been involved in charity missions through his Luis Figo Foundation. He is also Director and Global Ambassador of Dream Football, an internet-based talent detection and grassroots football program and owner of the Figo Football Academy in China. Figo has also been appointed as a football advisor to UEFA.
Taking the striking Epic X design several steps further, Jacob & Co. has created the Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Luis Figo Limited Edition, a 47mm sporty watch that is sporty, striking and supremely attractive.
Featuring a semi-skeletonized movement, visible through the colored mineral crystal dial, the Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Luis Figo Limited Edition features a high-end column-wheel chronograph movement with a bi-compax design.
Available in a variety of materials and colors, the Epic X Chrono is Jacob & Co.’s sportiest watch.
Chronographs are one of the most popular complications in watchmaking and are used in timepieces for both men and women. There is something about the chronograph that captures people’s imagination and, as such, this complication is certainly in high demand.
Using a chronograph is easy and fun, and very functional. The chronograph is something you can use to measure the time, not just to read the time. Due to this, you have an interaction with the watch which changes your relationship with your timepiece. By using the chronograph, you cannot control the time, but you are heading in that direction.
Chronographs are very popular because they offer a very accessible complication with a very attractive layout.
The Epic X Chrono is purpose-built, so it has a technical, sporty style with the chronograph pushers on the side of the case, the push-in crown for the internal rotating bezel, the balanced bi-compax dial, and the view into the movement through the mineral crystal dial.
The Swiss Made column-wheel chronograph movement is considered the top of the line, as it is sophisticated and very reliable. The automatic movement of the Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Luis Figo Limited Edition is semi-skeletonized, showing off its technical nature via the mineral crystal dial covering it.
Controlled by two pushers (start/stop and reset), the seconds are counted by the central chronograph hand and the minutes are clocked by the right-hand subdial.
The 47mm case of the Epic X Chrono has a bold design, creating an “X” shape with the prominent lugs and then running through the case and the architectural structures within the movement.
The case features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel and rubber pushers, a screw-down crown and an inner rotating bezel, controlled by the push-down crown at 10 o’clock.
Water resistant to 200 meters, the Epic X Chrono is a true sports watch that makes a strong statement and is designed to take anything and everything you can throw at it.
The tinted mineral crystal dial of the Epic X Chrono reveals the dial side of the beautifully constructed JCAA05 self-winding chronograph caliber. In the top left portion of the dial, the balance wheel is revealed, while at the 6 o’clock position the openworked mainspring barrel and its fully wound mainspring can be seen, keeping the Epic X Chrono powered up and running on time. “Jacob & Co Genève” marks the dark tinted, partially transparent crystal dial of the Epic X Chrono, flanked by the beautifully crafted X-shaped dial elements, exclusive to the Epic X collection.
Skeletonized hands with Super-LumiNova luminescent tips indicate the time in tandem with a rotating inner timing bezel on the Epic X Chrono, adjusted via the crown at the 10 o’clock position. Fascinating engineering solutions and true dedication to the highest standards of functionality and wearing comfort are reflected in these smallest of details.
Semi-skeletonized automatic column-wheel chronograph movement.
Detailed high-end finishing throughout the movement.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal on front and back, so the high-watchmaking movement is completely on display.
Bold, X-shaped 47mm case.
Unique perforated rubber band.
Bi-compax chronograph layout.
Unique internal rotating bezel.
Luis Figo’s #10 in red on the inner rotating bezel and his signature on the case back.