The Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Tourbillon is ready for adventure with a new blue and white colourway and an exclusive new movement
When it comes to luxury sports watches, the Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Tourbillon has all the basics – cool design, serious Haute Horlogerie mechanics and 200m water resistance. Most watch collectors wouldn’t dream of swimming with a tourbillon, but with this watch you can not only get it wet, but take it diving!
ready to dive
With exceptional water resistance, a screw-down crown and a rotating inner minute bezel, the Epic X is ready to plunge into the sea. The rotating inner minute bezel is activated by a pusher at 10 o’clock and serves as a countdown. The last 10 minutes of the ring are black, indicating when its owner should resurface to breathe.
big, bold and comfortable
The Jacob & Co. Epic X collection is characterized by its X-shaped lugs and dial appliqués that span the watch, giving this timepiece its unique design. It’s 47mm in diameter, but it’s not as big as it sounds, thanks to the sloping bezel and smaller dial aperture for an ergonomic fit on the wrist.
Like previous Epic X versions, this new model features high-tech materials. The titanium case has been completely blue PVD coated and satin-finished in different directions depending on the shape of the complex case parts. For example, the bezel has a circular finish, while the pushrod guard is polished with a horizontal finish. This dark blue aesthetic is not just a matter of design, it also brings an extra layer of toughness to the watch face, an important advantage for sports watches.
In addition to the blue case, the side inlays of the crown, pushers and lugs are made of white ceramic, and the case is decorated in white. These elements complement the hour and minute hands and the skeletonized white chronograph hands.
The dial is translucent blue and the chronographs are in a double compound format with a 30-minute counter at three o’clock and a small seconds indicator at nine o’clock. The red central second hand indicates the chronograph second hand. A one-minute flying tourbillon completes the painting at six o’clock. The tourbillon cage is particularly striking because it is skeletonized and has a crescent shape, allowing it to sit flush with the dial and lend a sense of lightness to the design.
This latest Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Tourbillon features an exclusive new movement – Calibre JCAA09 – featuring hours, minutes, column wheel chronograph (two pushers), flying tourbillon and countdown timer. The level of finishing of the movement is on par with any Haute Horlogerie timepiece with polished and horizontal grain as well as circular grain and bevel. The anthracite rotor is engraved with “Jacob & Co. Genève” red lacquer and covered with colored mineral glass in the same tone as the dial. A second sapphire crystal covers the case back for ultimate protection.
When it comes to luxury sports watches, nothing is sportier or more luxurious. With only 99 available, something tells us they’re going to the beach soon!