Lionel Messi, football's most prolific goal scorer and arguably the greatest modern football player, could have chosen any watch company in the world to work with, and he chose Jacob & Co., one of high watchmaking's most creative brands. He said to Jacob Arabo, the founder of Jacob & Co., when the partnership was finalized, "I'll keep trying to do my best on the pitch and together we will realize our vision."
Globally praised for his incredible precision and speed in the beautiful game and followed for his trend-setting lifestyle, Messi worked closely with Jacob & Co, giving his personal input and unique trademarks when designing the Epic X Chrono "Messi" Limited Editions.
"At Jacob & Co., we make sure we partner with the best in the world, or we don't partner at all," says Jacob Arabo, founder, Jacob & Co. "With Messi and the Epic X Chrono, we have certainly accomplished this."
- Swiss Made column wheel chronograph.
- 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 18K rose gold case.
- 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: 60; Material: Titanium Grade 5 Case and 18K Rose Gold; White Ceramic Bezel; White Ceramic Push Downs Pushers; White Ceramic and Titanium Grade 5 Crown; Finishes: Polished; Case Back: Blue Mineral Crystal and Sapphire Glass with Messi's Signature; Case Back Ring with a Special Engraving "MESSI"; Lugs: Rose Gold and White Ceramic Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment; Water resistance:200m.
DIAL & HANDS: Dial: Blue Mineral Crystal; Blue Satin-Finished Anodized Aluminium Inner Rings with Messi's Number 10 in Red Hands: Skeleton with White SuperLuminova; Red Chronograph Hands.
STRAP & CLASP: Strap: Openworked Rubber; Clasp: 18K Rose Gold Deployment Clasp.
LIMITED EDITION: 180 pieces