Jacob & Co.’s Epic X Chrono Baguette watch was unveiled at Baselworld 2018, seamlessly integrating the world of sports, complex watchmaking and fine jewelry into a striking dynamic design. Epic X Chrono, Epic X Chrono Baguette is a variant of Basel World Watch Jewelry in 2017. It is decorated with 291 diamonds in this fashionable and dynamic diamond with a total weight of 20.58 carats.
The new model uses the famous parts of the original Epic X Chrono, such as the 47 mm case and the JCAA05 skeleton automatic chronograph movement. This high-end chronograph movement is equipped with guide wheels to activate the timing function. Its counter is arranged in the so-called “Bi-compax” format. The running time on the left is only a few seconds at 9 o’clock, while the elapsed minute counter is at 3 o’clock on the right. Once the timer is activated by pushing the button at two o’clock, the elapsed seconds can be read by the central red timer second hand.
As a practical additional feature, the Epic X Chrono has a rotatable inner bezel, which can be controlled by pushing and rotating the crown at ten o’clock to set a countdown timer. The movement has a 48-hour power reserve. The transparent sapphire crystal back cover can appreciate its high-end finish.
The Epic X Chrono Baguette watch is decorated with 291 diamonds with a total weight of 20.58 carats. The case of the watch is set in 18k rose gold with 41 invisible diamonds, while the bezel is invisible with 36 baguette diamonds. The putter is invisibly set with 12 baguette diamonds, and the crown has 40 invisible baguette diamonds and 2 round diamonds. The lugs are set with 48 baguette diamonds, and the 18k rose gold and titanium open clasp is set with 22. The red mineral crystal dial is invisibly set with 76 baguette diamonds, and its inner ring is set with 36 baguette diamonds and 12 baguette rubies.
In all models, the skeleton movement can be seen through the red mineral crystal. A series of natural rubber watches are available in white, red and black, with a honey comb pattern, and the screw-in crown ensures water resistance up to 200 meters.
EPIC X CHRONO BAGUETTE
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
Rotating Inner Bezel Ring Timer
Power Reserve: 48-Hours; Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz); Jewels: 27
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
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.)
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
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.
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.)