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The New and Sculptural Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono 44mm Titanium

A new 44mm case size for Jacob’s polarizing, sporty chronograph.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |

Showmanship and extraordinary mechanics are the operative words at Jacob & Co. And the brand’s sports watch collection, the Epic X, makes no exception. Every Epic X is a statement piece. Originally available in a 47mm diameter, the Epic X Chronograph has been revamped, in the same way the brand redefined the time-only skeleton models last year. Still unmistakably bold and imposing on the wrist, the chronograph edition now comes in a slightly more versatile 44mm diameter. We’re taking a closer look at it with the light blue titanium version.

As its name suggests, the sporty Epic X collection uses the letter X as a design motif stretching from the claw-shaped lugs and traversing the dial with double vertical bars. Now measuring 44mm in diameter, its case retains its signature features and angular, faceted design. However, unlike the 47mm version, it no longer features the 10 o’clock crown to rotate the inner bezel that could be used as a countdown. Yet, it remains a sculptural, highly recognizable watch that won’t fly under the radar, and has great presence on the wrist. This specific version is fashioned out of titanium with its crown and pushers coated with blue PVD. The water resistance is rated at 100m.

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The dial of the Epic X chronograph is made of tinted mineral crystal with the addition of double vertical bars and aluminium registers for the small seconds and chronograph minute counter. The sloping flange at its periphery matches the watch’s light blue theme. The skeletonized hour and minutes hands have a luminescent tip.

Just like for the 47mm version, the Epic X chronograph 44mm is powered by the automatic calibre JCAA05, a movement conceived together with Concepto. Visible via both the tinted crystal dial and smoked sapphire caseback, this interesting bi-compax column wheel chronograph displays the hours, minutes and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. The chronograph seconds and minutes are shown respectively in the centre and in the 3 o’clock register. Running at a 4Hz frequency, its balance wheel is originally positioned dial-side. The barrel is open-worked and can store up to 48 hours of power reserve when fully wound. Flipping the watch over, the chronograph mechanism and its column wheel are visible underneath the Epic X openworked rotor.

The Epic X chronograph 44mm titanium light blue is presented on an integrated perforated rubber strap. It is secured to the wrist by a titanium folding clasp. The price is set at USD 23,000. Besides, this titanium light blue version, the new 44mm Epic X chronograph comes in a variety of materials and colours that are listed on the brand’s website.

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