Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono

Launched at Baselworld 2013, the Epic X line from Jacob & Co. became synonymous with a sportive and active lifestyle. Now in 2017, it has been integrated into a new collection: The Epic X Chrono.

This new timepieces feature a 47mm case and a skeletonized automatic bi-compax chronograph. Boasting a column-wheel, the Epic X Chrono sets itself as a part of the most sophisticated high-end chronograph watches.
At the heart of the new Epic X Chrono models lies the Jacob & Co. JCAA05 skeletonized self-winding chronograph movement. This high-end chronograph caliber is equipped with a column wheel to launch the chronograph functions. Its counters are arranged in the so-called “bi-compax” format, with the small seconds of the running time on the left (at nine o’clock) and the elapsed minutes counter on the right (at three o’clock).
The elapsed seconds are read off of the central red chronograph second-hand once the red rubber pusher (at two o’clock) has activated the chronograph. As a practical additional function, the Epic X Chrono was created with a rotating inner bezel that can be controlled by pushing and turning a red rubber crown in the ten o’clock position, which will set a countdown timer. The movement has a self-winding mechanism and a power reserve of 48 hours. Its high-end finish can be admired through a transparent sapphire crystal case back.
The four models are distinguished by the use of high tech materials. The two models made in 18K rose gold have a white ceramic bezel and a choice of red or black rotating inner ring and chronograph counters.

A grade five DLC titanium version displays the sporty credentials of this chronograph, which comes with a red interior bezel to match the red rubber pushers. The all-black model with DLC-coated titanium, black ceramic bezel and contrasting red counters and pushers provides a motor sport look.
In all models, the open-worked movement can be seen through the red mineral crystal. For a customizable look, there is a range of colors in which the natural rubber straps are available: white, red and black with a honeycomb pattern.

A screw-down crown ensures water resistance up to 200 meters combined with the rubber elements qualifies the Jacob & Co. Chronograph for sport usage.

Technical specifications
Movement
Caliber: JCAA05 self-winding skeleton column-wheel chronograph
Diameter: 30.40mm
Height: 8.40mm
Components: 260
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 28,800 v/h (4 Hz)
Jewels: 27

Functions
Hours, Minutes
Minute, Seconds Chronograph
Small-Second Indicator at 9 o’clock
Minute Counter at 3 o’clock
Rotating Inner Bezel Ring Timer
Centered Chronograph Hand

Models
Rose Gold Version
Case
Diameter: 47mm
Thickness: 14mm
Material: 18K Rose Gold Case; White Ceramic Bezel; Red Rubber Push Downs Pushers and Screw Down Crowns
Case back: Sapphire glass
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 200 meters

Dial and hands
Dial: Red Mineral Crystal; Red/Black Satin-Finished Aluminium Inner Ring;
Subdial ring: Red/Black chronograph
Hands: Skeleton with White SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hand.

Strap and clasp
Strap: Rubber or alligator leather
Clasp: 18K Rose Gold and Titanium Deployment Clasp

Titanium Version
Case
Diameter: 47mm
Thickness: 14mm
Material: Grade 5 Titanium; Black Ceramic Bezel; Red Rubber Push Downs Pushers and Screw Down Crowns;
Case back: Sapphire glass
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 200 meters

Dial and hands
Dial: Red Mineral Crystal; Red Satin-Finished Aluminium Inner Ring
Hands: Skeleton with Red SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hand

Strap and clasp
Strap: Rubber or alligator leather
Clasp: Titanium Deployment Clasp

Black Version
Case
Diameter: 47mm
Thickness: 14mm
Material: Black DLC Grade 5 Titanium; Black Ceramic Bezel; Red Rubber Push
Downs Pushers and Screw Down Crowns
Case back: Sapphire glass
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 200 meters

Dial and hands
Dial: Red Mineral Crystal; Red Satin-Finished Aluminium Inner Ring;
Hands: Skeleton with White SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hand.

Strap and clasp
Strap: Rubber or alligator leather
Clasp: Titanium Deployment Clasp

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