If your goal is to slip through the day unnoticed, the new Epic X Chrono Messi Full Baguette is definitely NOT for you.
This is the second year that Jacob & Co. has partnered with footballer Lionel Messi on an exclusive collection of limited-edition timepieces. The GOAT is a trend-setter, especially when it comes to watches, and this new unique piece is quite the stunner.
The current collection includes a titanium Epic X Chrono Messi, one model in rose gold, and a white gold and baguette version. Now, this unique piece raises the bar, with just about every available surface set with precious stones.
The 47mm 18K white gold case and lugs are set with total of 141 carats of Baguette Diamonds, with the crowns set with single round diamonds. Even the blue mineral crystal dial is adorned with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, while the clasp of the open-worked rubber or alligator strap is also set with baguette diamonds.
The diamonds, rubies, and sapphires put this piece in rarified company, as the expert Jacob & Co. diamond-setters are unequaled in the watch and jewelry industry. This is a
- Swiss Made column wheel chronograph movement
- Blue and white colors for Argentina, Messi's home country
- Messi's famous number 10 highlighted in red on the bezel
- The Messi stylized "M" logo at the six o'clock position
- Messi's signature on the exhibition caseback
- 47mm titanium case
- Every available surface of the case, inner bezel, and dial are hand-set with baguette-cut white diamonds and colored gemstones
- Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Water resistant to 200 meters
MOVEMENT: Exclusive Skeleton Column Wheel Bi-Compax Chronograph, Self-Winding Jacob&Co JCAA05; Diameter: 131/4''' i.e. 30.40mm; Height: 8.40mm; Components: 260; Power Reserve: 48-Hours; Frequency: 28'800 vib/h (4 Hz); Jewels: 27; System: Anti-shock; Finishing: Polished Movement Bridges; Open Barrel; Column-Wheel finishes: Angled, Polished and Drawn; Anthracite Rotor with Red Lacquered Engraving "Jacob & Co Genève", Circular Grained Bridges.
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.
CASE: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 14mm; Components: 61; Material: 18K White Gold Case, Invisibly Set with 41 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 2.14 ct.); 18K White 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: Blue Mineral Crystal and Sapphire Glass; Lugs: 18K White Gold Lugs Set with 48 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 6.50 ct.); Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance: 200m.
DIAL & HANDS: Blue Mineral Crystal with Messi logo, Chronograph subdials and X shaped decoration set with 76 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.52 ct.); Inner Ring set with 36 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.67 ct.) and 12 Dégradé Baguette Rubies and Pink Sapphires (≈ 0.68 ct.); Hands: Skeleton with White SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hands.
STRAP & CLASP: Strap: Openworked Rubber or Alligator; Clasp: 18K White Gold and Titanium Deployment Clasp set with 22 Baguette Diamonds (≈ 1.4 ct.).
TOTAL CARAT WEIGHT: 289 Baguette Diamonds and 2 Round Diamonds (≈ 20.58 ct.); 12 Baguette Degradé Rubies (≈ 0.68 ct.).