We were in close contact with the new Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Carbon Bugatti and practiced it personally to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Bugatti: forging carbon on DLC titanium Chrono.
Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Carbon Bugatti
This is a special edition of the sports version “Bugatti Chrono Edition Limitée 110 Ans”, limited to 110 pieces to commemorate the creation of Ettore Bugatti (Bugatti) in 1909. In the Jacob&Co booth at Ballworld, Bugatti Chiron (Bugatti Chiron) is highlighted with a picture similar to the following photo, indicating this special partnership.
Case and hands
The Bugatti case is a special forged carbon fiber case. The case is made of black DLC titanium and forged carbon, giving the watch a unique appearance. The color of the French flag on the matching dial is “racing stripes”. The overall aesthetic evokes a sense of bustling emotion, vitality, movement and strength.
The case is quite large, with a diameter of 47 mm and a height of 17 mm. However, due to the structure of titanium and carbon fiber, the feel on the wrist is very light and agile.
The putter is made of black DLC titanium alloy and protected by protective carbon fiber. The buttons are flat buttons that follow the overall beautiful power line. Both screw-in crowns are black ceramic.
The dial is made of carbon fiber and has a black satin-finished anodized aluminum inner ring. The Bugatti logo completes the dual-brand design on the lower half of the dial, while the Jacob & Co logo occupies the upper part of the dial.
The layout adopts the classic double compound design, the hour and minute hands adopt hollow javelin pointers, and the auxiliary second hand is displayed on 9 sub-dials. The chronograph has two hands, the red central pivot chronograph second hand, and the sum of the minutes on the sub-dials is 3.
Legibility is not absolutely the best, because the dial colors are complementary rather than contrasting, but the visual impact of the French tricolor is impressive.
The timepiece uses a special rubber strap, inspired by the iconic Bugatti Chiron (Bugatti Chiron) rear hood, and has the iconic “EB” logo on the buckle to commemorate the partnership.
The main technical element of Epic X Chrono is Jacob & Co. JCAA05. We know that this is a self-developed self-winding chronograph movement unique to Jacobs. This movement is used in other watches in the Epix Chrono series. In the Bugatti version, it is skeletonized.
The surface finish of the movement is difficult to judge, because the sapphire glass at the rear is smoked on a dark surface. The movement is marked with “110 Ans Bugatti” in French tricolor. We did look at the opened movement and observed the application of the circular Geneva corrugation on the bridge. The working principle of the chronograph is to apply extremely high engineering polishing to bridges and column wheels. The rotor is refined from very dark anthracite and painted with “Jacob & Co Genève” red paint. best swiss replica watches
The chronographs co-branded with automobile companies are quite abundant. Therefore, the landscape has no shortage of residents. The Girard Perregaux Ferrari 8020 series from 1994 to 2004 (the author owned one of them around 1995), the Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin AMVOX series from 2004 to 2016, or the weird Richard Mille RM11-03 McLaren. Maybe there are neither fish nor fouls, and the two are different enough that they may not actually be seen as following the same pot. The design perspective is from a completely different world, and/or the pricing level is too different.
However, we believe that the ongoing cooperation between Breitling and Bentley may be a type of cooperation at the same level and price. We reviewed the Breitling Bentley GMT B04s Carbon.
It also has a 45 mm large carbon fiber case, a carbon dial and a column wheel chronograph. However, in addition to the timing function, it is also equipped with a world timer.
Overall, the presentation was completed under rather limited aesthetic conditions. The dial is decorated with a safe with French three-color printing. Especially because Jacob & Co is usually known for its top-of-the-line watches, which have wild and incredible complexity and are often decorated with huge gems. After all, this is the same Jacob Arabo (Jacob Arabo) at the helm, he created astronomy, twin turbo and twin turbo fast and passionate products. All outstanding watches with extraordinary charm are irresistible to those special ultra-high-end individuals.
Therefore, in this case, Epic X Chrono Carbon Bugatti has been greatly restricted. However, there is no doubt that this is a discreet watch that will be hidden in the owner’s cuff. This is a very individual product with a powerful wrist appearance. One of the few who can take it away. For those who need more wrist support, here is the Twin Turbo Fast and Furious Bugatti Edition.
Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono Carbon Bugatti Specifications
Movement: Movement: Exclusive Skull Column Wheel Double Composite Chronograph, Self-winding Jacob&Co JCAA05 Diameter: 131/4” or 30.40mm; Height: 8.40mm Components: 260 Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds (9 o’clock) Small seconds at the clock) minutes, seconds counter stopwatch (minute hands at 3 o’clock); center chronograph hand-rotating inner ring timer Power reserve: 48 hours Frequency: 28’800 vib/h (4 Hz) jewelry : 27 system: shockproof surface treatment: polished movement bridge; open barrel column wheel finish: angled, polished and drawn; anthracite rotor with red lacquer engraved “Jacob & Co Genève”, circular texture bridge.
Case: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 14mm; Parts: 61 Material: black DLC titanium grade 5 and forged carbon; black push-down button; black screw-in ceramic crown back cover: with Bugatti “110th anniversary” logo Sapphire glass; carbon fiber case back, engraved with “Bugatti EditionLimitée” Special engraved crystal: sapphire, anti-reflective treatment Water resistance: 200m
Dial and hands: dial: carbon fiber; black satin anodized aluminum inner ring; black X-shaped decoration; Bugatti (Bugatti) signature hand: skull with white Super-Luminova; red chronograph hands
Strap and buckle: strap: rubber; buckle: black DLC titanium deployment buckle