Celebrating two decades of collaboration, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jacob & Co. have united for two all-new watches, under the Jacob & Co. CR7 Epic X moniker. The inaugural timepieces, which honor Ronaldo’s global football domination and the timekeeper’s affinity for elevated watchmaking, sport profoundly personalized designs of the flagship Epic X.
The first model, “Flight of CR7,” with appears in rose gold with bezels set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds, was hand-delivered to Ronaldo in Lisbon on November 17, prior to his departure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The path-forging player boasts a longstanding partnership with the watch company, having met founder Jacob Arabo in his career’s infancy, 20 years ago. Since then, their relationship has blossomed into a business venture in which Jacob & Co. produces timepieces inspired by Ronaldo’s expertise and sportsmanship.
The CR7 Epic X collection champions classic watch design, with a 44 mm case, X-shaped lugs, a diamond-set bezel and a tonal crown. Brought to life by Jacob & Co.’s signature caliber, the JCAM45, the timepiece offers a skeletonized movement, with two vertical pillars depicting Ronaldo and the CR7 label. Where the “Flight of CR7” model follows a red color story, the second iteration, “Heart of CR7,” appears green, with a stainless steel construction and a bezel set with 26 baguette-cut white diamonds.
Contact Jacob & Co.’s sales team for more information regarding both timepieces on the brand’s website. Take a look at each design in the gallery above.
After 20 years of mutual respect and friendship, Ronaldo and Jacob & Co have collaborated on a watch collection that commemorates the soccer legend’s success. This one-of-a-kind partnership gives birth to the Jacob & Co X CR7 Epic X Flight of CR7 and Heart of CR7. This debut collection is set to be followed by entirely new designs.
Ahead of his departure to the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo personally received the first Jacob & Co X CR7 Epic X piece in Lisbon. The champion immediately started wearing his rose gold Flight of CR7 with a bezel set with 26 baguette-cut diamonds.
By now, Cristiano Ronaldo is a household name. The Portuguese soccer hero is a once-in-a-lifetime caliber of player. Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon D’or five times and led his birth nation to its first-ever Euro Cup in 2016. This level of excellence aligns perfectly with Jacob & Co.
The Jacob & Co X CR7 Epic X collection is a profoundly personalized version of the Epic X. It has all its identity markers: a 44 mm case with X-shaped lugs, a smooth and polished or diamond-set bezel, and a colored crown and flange. It’s powered by one of Jacob & Co’s most emblematic calibers. This skeleton movement offers striking architecture. Its two vertical pillars form the central part of the X shape initiated by the lugs, whose entire design gave the name Epic X.
In the Jacob & Co X CR7 Epic X collection, these two pillars are designed to represent Cristiano Ronaldo and the CR7 brand. The left pillar takes on the shape of Cristiano Ronaldo himself in various postures while the right one bears the CR7 logo and the man’s hand signature, both engraved in bold letters.
The skeleton barrel cover is shaped like a football. Another image of Cristiano Ronaldo himself, wearing his iconic, lucky number 7 jersey, is printed on the caseback’s tainted sapphire crystal. This first collection is based on the design of Jacob & Co’s 2022 novelty, the Epic X V2. In the upcoming months, and throughout the 5-year span of this partnership, further developments with exclusive and all-new designs will be revealed.