The friendship between legendary football player Luis Figo and Jacob Arabe (the founder of Jacob & Co. watchmaking company) lasted for almost 20 years. When the owner of “Golden Ball 2000” and the best FIFA player of 2001 came to the United States on the eve of the next football season, they met. Figo later became a loyal customer of the brand: “I have a watch with 5 time zones, several tourbillons, and Epic models. To celebrate my “Golden Ball”, I purchased the Ghost model,” Louis Figo said.
As part of the 2018 Basel Watch and Jewelry Show, Jacob & Co. launched three limited edition chronographs Epic X to commemorate the famous football player. In the model series of the brand, the existence of the series with the same name makes the personalization of these high-end watches easier. The famous Portuguese football player added some personal style to the basic design of the model: the red number “10” on the rotating inner ring and the autograph on the sapphire crystal tone of the back cover.
The bezel and chronograph buttons of the three bold timepieces are made of black ceramic. The difference between the models of this high-end watch is only the material of the case and the color of the letter “X”. It represents the original elements of the design of the series, including the lugs of the case and partly through the dial. These unique Jacob & Co. timing devices are available in rose gold, titanium, and black DLC-coated titanium.
The case dimensions are 47 x 14 mm. In each top model, there is a self-winding skeleton movement JCAA05. The movement with a balance frequency of 28800 pc/hour can provide a power reserve of 48 hours. In addition, these amazing high-end watches also have a water resistance of 200 meters.
The cooperation between highly acclaimed watchmakers and celebrities, whether they are athletes, actors or singers, is very common. It usually ends with fruitful results and ten years of friendship.
Jacob & Co. presented three new limited editions at Baselworld, designed by famous football players.
The relationship between Luis Figo and Jacob Arabo can be traced back nearly two decades. They first met in the 2000 Ballon d’Or championship and the 2001 FIFA Player of the Year in the US preseason tour. David Beckham, another famous client of Jacobs, introduced the two. As Figo became a loyal customer, this relationship flourished. He explained: “I have five time zones, some tourbillons, Epic models, and I bought the Ghost model to celebrate my Ballon d’Or in 2000.”
Luis Figo and Jacob Arabo met at SIHH this year in less than two months and launched three limited editions of the Epic X chronograph series that helped design . The fact that the series already exists makes personalization a relatively simple matter. The former Portuguese international player added his personal style to the existing design. He said: “We can create special elements for special editions, such as the special number 10 and the color of the case and strap, which has a personal meaning to me.” cheap replica watches
In addition to the distinctive number 10 found on the internal rotating bezel operated by a separate crown at 10 o’clock, the limited edition is also engraved with Luis Figo’s signature on the back cover of the smoked sapphire crystal. All three models have a black ceramic bezel and buttons, but the metal and color used in its iconic “X” design are different, including elements on the lugs and sapphire crystal dial: 50 rose gold models are available Model, all black DLC titanium 30, natural titanium 30.
The magnificent case has a diameter of 47 mm and is equipped with an exclusive Jacob & Co. JCAA05 skeleton self-winding chronograph movement, which can provide a 48-hour power reserve. With its sturdy case, the Epic X Chronograph Luis Figo Limited Edition is waterproof to 200 meters.
“As one of the most famous names in football, Luis Figo demonstrated the highest level of control in his sport,” Jacob Arabo said. “It’s great to work with him to create a timepiece that expresses refinement, style and technical skills, and this is exactly what his name is synonymous with.” replica watches usa