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Jacob & Co. – X Marks the Spot with this new Jacob & Co. Treasure – Style & Tendances

As far as luxury sports watches go, the Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Tourbillon has all of its bases covered – a cool design, serious haute horlogerie mechanics, and 200-meter water resistance. Most watch collectors wouldn’t dream of swimming with a tourbillon, but with this timepiece, not only can you get it wet, but you can also scuba dive with it!

Epic X Chrono Tourbillon Titanium Blue © Jacob & Co.

Ready to dive

With superior water resistance, screw-down crowns and a rotating inner minute bezel, the Epic X is ready to dive into the sea. The rotating inner minute bezel is activated by the pusher at 10 o’clock and acts as a count backwards. The last 10 minutes of the ring are in black to indicate when its owner must resurface to breathe.

Big, bold and comfortable

The Jacob & Co. Epic X collection is defined by its X-shaped lugs and dial appliqués that cross the watch, giving the timepiece its unmistakable design. It’s big at 47mm, but not as big as it looks, thanks to an angled bezel and a smaller opening for the dial that brings an ergonomic fit to the wrist.

High-tech materials

As with previous versions of Epic X, high-tech materials come into play with this new model. The titanium case has been fully coated with blue PVD and satin-brushed in different directions, depending on the shape of each part of the complex case. There is a circular finish on the bezel, for example, while the pusher guards have been polished with a horizontal finish. This deep blue aesthetic isn’t just a matter of design, but it also brings an extra layer of toughness to the surface of the watch, a significant benefit for a sports watch.

In addition to the blue case, white accents dress the case with the crown, the pushers and the side inlays of the lugs, all in white ceramic. These elements are beautifully paired with the hour and minute hands and the chronograph hands which are skeletonized and also in white.

In the blue

The dial is translucent blue with the chronograph counters in bi-compax format with a 30-minute counter at three o’clock and a small seconds counter at nine o’clock. The central red second hand indicates the chronograph seconds. A one-minute flying tourbillon completes the picture at six o’clock. The tourbillon cage is particularly remarkable as it is openworked and shaped in the shape of a crescent, bringing it back to the level of the dial and introducing lightness into the design.

X marks the spot with this new treasure from Jacob & Co.

Epic X Chrono Tourbillon Titanium Blue © Jacob & Co.

High-end watchmaking

This latest Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Tourbillon is powered by an exclusive new movement – ​​Caliber JCAA09 – featuring hours, minutes, a column-wheel chronograph (two pushers), a flying tourbillon and a countdown timer. The level of finish on the movement is on par with any haute horlogerie timepiece with horizontal polishing and graining as well as circular and angle graining. An anthracite rotor bears a red lacquered “Jacob & Co. Genève” engraving and is covered with a colored mineral glass in the same shade as the dial. A second sapphire crystal covers the caseback for ultimate protection.

When it comes to luxury sports watches, it doesn’t get sportier or more luxurious than this. With only 99 pieces available, something tells us they’ll all be hitting the beach soon!

X marks the spot with this new treasure from Jacob & Co.

Epic X Chrono Tourbillon Titanium Blue © Jacob & Co.