With no precious stones, no twin-triple-axis tourbillons or off-the-divider complications, the Epic X collection is Jacob & Co’s. response to a regular men’s watch. Forcefully contemporary, the Epic X Titanium is sheathed in a super strong, yet absolutely unique 44m Grade 5 titanium case and highlights a manual-winding skeletonised development for the hours and minutes. The general impression is one of straightforwardness and breeziness giving an exceptional perspective on the movement.
Showmanship as a craftsmanship form
There isn’t anything downplayed about Jacob & Co’s. watches. This current brand’s universe is about dramatic artistry and exuberance, about articulation pieces that are overwhelming: the greater, the stronger and the more complex, the better. And in this classification of hyper-luxury way of life watches, Jacob & Co. is incredible. As of late dispatched, the Twin Turbo Furious model is loaded with such countless awesome complications it nearly suspends. Or on the other hand what about the bewildering Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity watch with its 3D octopus lacing his limbs over a triple axis tourbillon and pivoting planets, or the Opera Godfather watch fitted with a music box playing the notes of the theme music of the film? (see beneath for a portion of the brand’s most stunning creations)
So, what does Jacob & Co. offer men for more ordinary circumstances? The Epic X collection appears to possess all the necessary qualities and, in spite of the fact that it is difficult to portray it as a games watch, it unquestionably exudes a lively soul. Planned by watchmaker Benjamin Muller, the Epic X watch gets configuration signs of Muller’s unique Spyder collection before he was selected by Jacob & Co.
A extraordinarily formed titanium case
The instance of this Epic X model is created in Grade 5 Titanium with different completions, a lightweight metal that combines strength and protection from corrosion. The trademark X example of the Epic X family connects from four focuses on the bezel to the drags. By and by, the X looks more like the defensively covered legs of a creepy crawly with on leg on each side of the case, yet that may be the spell of the octopus working on me. However you see it, the look is self-assured, present day and masculine.
As befits a watch of this class, the case and X-formed hauls include silk completed and cleaned edges. With its roomy breadth of 44mm and a case stature of 12.3mm, the case offers a liberal perspective on the development – yet, it remains shockingly wearable and comfortable on the wrist.
The openworked dial of the Epic X Black Titanium model is a fine example of the specialty of skeletonisation in a contemporary key with a great measure of straightforwardness. The breeziness and transparency of this dial permit you to appreciate the various pieces of the manual-winding development. Composed of 158 sections, the move on the dial makes place in the middle and left field and the principal thing that will grab your attention is the vertically-adjusted barrel and equilibrium wheel. Holding the portable construction set up, the sandblasted upper scaffold – in a real sense an extension of the carries – ranges the development vertically and is burrowed out to guarantee maximum review delight. The correct side of the extension has a plaque engraved with the name of the collection, while the brand name is put in a cut-out on top of the barrel at 12 o’clock. Fitted with skeletonised hour and moment hands with red lacquered tips, the solitary numerals are the white numbers on the moment track put on the inward flange.
Made exclusively for Jacob & Co. by Concepto (a good development producer), the manual-winding skeleton type (JCAM02) for the hours and minutes beats at a recurrence of 28,800vph and has a force save of 48 hours. The converse side of the watch uncovers the darkened extensions and the case back is engraved with the name of the watch and its maker, Benjamin Muller. In general, the completing and decoration of this development are rather amazing, with fine perlage on the extensions, slanted and cleaned points and rubies mounted in sparkly chatons. Very pleasant!
Another particular element of the Epic X is its unique honeycomb elastic lash. Punctured with a powerful game plan of hexagons, the thought behind this tie is to repeat the openworked theme of the dial and likewise to give comfort to the wearer. This lash is held set up by a titanium pin buckle.
This specific model, the section level rendition in the Epic X collection (which likewise comprises DLC-coated or rose gold variants) retails for CHF 18,000. More subtleties on www.jacobandco.com .