The collaboration between Jacob & Co. and Luis Figo is the result of friendship, mutual respect, and a shared passion for both watches and sport. The chronograph function of the Epic X Chrono collection epitomizes sport, dynamism, and mechanical precision, mirroring Figos’ celebrated qualities on the field.
Jacob & Co. Founder Jacob Arabo states of the collaboration, “As one of the most celebrated names in football, Luis Figo demonstrates the highest level of mastery in his sport. It’s been a pleasure working with him to create a timepiece that speaks to sophistication, style and technical skill that is synonymous with his name.”
Figo, who previously wore the brand’s signature Epic SF 24 model as his timekeeping instrument of choice, has long admired Jacob & Co.’s Swiss-made creations for their bold style and advanced complications. It’s only natural that the limited edition pieces bearing the football star’s name also offer a daring twist that complements his taste.
The three timepiece designs boast with a 47-mm diameter in an 18-k carat rose gold, black DLC titanium or titanium case. The piece features a ceramic bezel, push buttons, and crown, as well as an openwork rubber wristband that is sure to captivate with its compelling design and dexterous contrast between high-tech and precious materials. The watch’s robust case is water resistant to 200m, and houses a high-performance automatic chronograph movement: Jacob & Co.’s exclusive JCAA05 skeleton Bi-Compax caliber and it’s 48- hour power reserve. It offers 260 components in total that render the Epic X Chrono an extraordinary watch; 27 rubies, a column wheel and anti-shock system; an anthracite grey rotor and red-lacquered engraved logo; angled, polished and circularly grained bridges and movement components visible through the smoked sapphire case back. The case back of the Jacob and Co. X Luis Figo limited edition pieces are engraved with his name, while the dial’s rehaut features his jersey number – 10.
Aside from this dual visual signature, whose elegance mirrors the Portuguese player’s mastery, the watch’s dynamic nature is expressed through the presence of two additional counters on the dial, an inner rotational bezel controlled by a crown located at 10 o’clock and oversized push-buttons on either side of the setting crown.
Each version of this new Luis Figo Limited Edition Epic X Chrono is equipped with a black rubber wristband, which will allow football aficionados to time the games during this summer’s World Cup in Russia while also championing their penchant for a distinct style.