Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Baguette

Presented at Baselworld 2018, the Epic X Chrono Baguette watch from Jacob & Co. seamlessly blends the worlds of sport, complicated watchmaking, and high-jewellery into a striking and dynamic design.  A variation of the 2017 Baselworld novelty, the Epic X Chrono, the Epic X Chrono Baguette is adorned the sleek and athletic piece with 291 diamonds, totaling 20.58 carats in weight.

The new model features the celebrated components of the original Epic X Chrono such as 47mm case and 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 the central red chronograph seconds hand once the chronograph has been activated by pushing the pusher at two o’clock.

As a practical additional function, the Epic X Chrono has a rotating inner bezel that can be controlled by pushing and turning a crown in the ten o’clock position to set a countdown timer. The movement has a power reserve of 48 hours. Its high-end finish can be admired through a transparent sapphire crystal case back.

The Epic X Chrono Baguette watch is adorned with 291 diamonds, totaling 20.58 carats in weight. Set in 18k rose gold, the watch’s case features 41 invisibly set diamonds, while the bezel is invisibly set with 36 baguette diamonds. The pushers are invisibly set with 12 baguette diamonds and the crowns feature 40 invisibly set baguette diamonds and 2 round diamonds. The lugs feature 48 baguette diamonds while the 18k rose gold and titanium deployment clasp is set with 22. The Red Mineral Crystal Dial is invisibly set with 76 baguette diamonds, its inner ring featuring 36 baguette Diamonds and 12 baguette Rubies degradé.

In all models, the open-worked movement can be seen through the red mineral crystal. A range of natural rubber straps are available in white, red and black with a honey comb pattern and a screw-down crown ensures water resistance up to 200 meters.

Technical details
Reference EC422.40.BW.RD.A
EPIC X CHRONO BAGUETTE

Movement
Caliber: Exclusive Skeleton Column Wheel Bi-Compax Chronograph, SelfWinding Jacob&Co JCAA05
Diameter: 131/4’’’ i.e. 30.40mm; Height: 8.40mm; Components: 260
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds (Small-Second Indicator at 9 o’clock)
Minute, Seconds Chronograph (Minute Counter at 3 o’clock); Centered
Chronograph Hand
Rotating Inner Bezel Ring Timer
Power Reserve: 48-Hours; Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz); Jewels: 27
System: Anti-shock
Finishing: Polished Movement Bridges; Open Barrel; Column-Wheel fnishes: Angled, Polished and Drawn;
Anthracite Rotor with Red Lacquered Engraving “Jacob & Co Genève”, Circular Grained Bridges

Case
Diameter: 47mm; Height: 14mm; Components: 61
Material: 18K Rose Gold Case, Invisibly Set with 41 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 2.14 ct.);
18K Rose Gold Bezel Set with 36 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 4.92 ct.);
Pushers Set With 12 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 0.51 ct.);
Crowns Set With 40 Baguette Diamonds and 2 Round Diamonds (≈ 1.92 ct.)
Finishes: Polished
Case Back: Red Mineral Crystal and Sapphire Glass
Lugs: 18K Rose Gold Lugs Set with 48 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 6.50 ct.)
Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment
Water resistance: 200m

Dial
Red Mineral Crystal, X shaped decoration Set With 76 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.52 ct.); Inner Ring set with 36 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.67 ct.) and 12 Baguette Rubies Degradé (≈ 0.68 ct.)
Hands: Skeleton with White SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hands.

Strap
Openworked Rubber or Alligator
Clasp: 18K Rose Gold and Titanium Deployment Clasp set with 22 Baguette (≈ 1.4 ct.)

Total Carat Weight
289 Baguette Diamonds and 2 Round Diamonds (≈ 20.58 ct.);
12 Baguette Degradé Rubies (≈ 0.68 ct.)

 

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