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Watches Jewellery Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono “Messi” Is An Epic Collaboration With Lionel Messi

Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono “Messi” Is An Epic Collaboration With Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi wearing his fiirst creation with Jacob & Co.
By Brian Cheong
January 16, 2019
Football icon Lionel Messi takes a turn at designing watches in his first collaboration with Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co. has signed a three-year partnership with Lionel Messi, promising numerous special editions celebrating the professional accomplishments of the brilliant footballer. For Messi, who was awarded his fifth Golden Shoe for scoring the most goals in Europe last season, breaking his tie with Cristiano Ronaldo, working with Jacob & Co. is an immense honour: “I regard the company as the most innovative watchmaker.” In the first release out of this collaboration, Messi brings white heat to the Epic X Chrono sport model, a limited edition of 180 pieces.

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The front profile of the Epic X Chrono "Messi"
The front profile of the Epic X Chrono "Messi"

Cool vibe

Apart from the 47mm titanium case, everything else is either white or blue, alluding to the flag colours of Argentina, Messi’s home country. The bezel and chronograph pushers are white ceramic, the horns have blue rubber inserts and the strap is white rubber. Red rubber crowns, however, break the cool tones.

Messi's signature on blue sapphire
Messi's signature on blue sapphire

Personal touches

Messi had his jersey number, ‘10’, emblazoned on the flange in red.  A stylised ‘M’ takes pride of place at ‘6’, right above his surname. His signature looks incredibly chic against the blue sapphire caseback, the latter’s transparency offering a peek at the beautifully decorated skeleton bi-compax chronograph movement. The automatic calibre features an anthracite rotor with red lacquered engraving of “Jacob & Co Geneve”.

Epic SF24 Tourbillon
The next Messi watch will be based on the Epic SF24 Tourbillon

Next attraction

With the partnership now in full swing, Jacob & Co. has already teased the next watch, an interpretation of the Epic SF24 Tourbillon that features the novel Split Flap second time zone. Messi wore this watch to last month’s European Golden Shoe Gala.

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