The EPIC X collection, first introduced last year, was definitely unexpected from Jacob & Co. The brand has become famous for spectacular jewelry creations and larger-than-life, unique watches like the famous 2006 world premier Quentin Vertical Tourbillion 31-day power reserve. At the same time, Jacob & Co. has emphasized creating high watchmaking pieces of mechanical art. A unique combination of watchmaking and sport, the EPIC X caught the attention of people who were looking for a serious timepiece that could be worn just about anywhere – and still make a statement.
This year, Jacob & Co. expands this collection with the EPIC X Tourbillon Baguette (in two versions), which takes the nature of these timepieces to a new, sparkling dimension. The Epic X timepieces are modern versions of one of the most traditional forms of watchmaking: the openworked, or skeletonized, watch, where the movement is visible both through the dial and the back of the watch, and, as well, has had as much metal removed as possible without compromising the functionality of the movement. The goal of the craftsperson making an open-worked watch is to achieve the highest level of transparency possible, and it’s this combination of visual lightness with structural integrity that gives this type of watchmaking its fascination.
A skeletonized manually-wound tourbillon movement is the biggest treat of all, as the spinning tourbillon adds a kinetic element that captivates and mystifies.
Jacob & Co. adorned the watch with incredible baguette stones – diamonds and rubies or diamonds and blue sapphires. The 44mm 18K white gold case is set with baguette stones and the two vertical bridges in the movement are set with ruby or sapphire baguettes. The timepiece comes on either a honeycomb rubber or alligator strap, set with baguette diamonds.
Manually wound Jacob&Co caliber JCAM03, with barrel and balance vertically aligned
Escapement: pallets with counterpoise
72-hour power reserve
Frequency: 21’600 vib/h (3 Hz)
Diameter: 14.25 mm, 6¼’’’
Seconds on the tourbillon cage
Barrel with sliding clamp system
Balance screws visible on the front side
Visible time setting mechanism on the case back, time setting spring with three functions (“octopus spring”): ratchet, lever and setting lever
Finishing: “Jacob & Co” upper bridge; vertical bridges set with baguettes (rubies or sapphires); sand blasted, chamfered and drawn-finished bridges; mirror-polished finishing screws; circular grained bridges on the back.
Case, dial and strap
44mm, 18K white gold set with baguette diamonds and baguette rubies or sapphires
Thickness: 12.3 mm (14.3 with horns)
Finishing: microblasted and satin-finished
“Jacob & Co.” logo in the inner polished ring
Sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Hands: Skeleton hands
Strap & Clasp: Openwork “honeycomb” rubber or Alligator Strap; adjustable deployment clasp set with 11 baguette diamonds (≈ 1.13 ct.)
Water resistance: 50 meters
Warranty: 2 years
Total carat weight
Epic X Diamond/Blue Sapphire: 54 Baguette Blue Sapphires 7.07 ct. and 74 Baguette Diamonds 12.77 ct
Epic X Diamond/Ruby: 54 Baguette Rubies 7.07 ct. and 74 Baguette Diamonds 12.77 ct.