EPIC. The name itself conjures images of something great or exceptional. If you add Jacob & Co to the mix, it’s hardly a wonder that the Epic X Chrono Summer Edition causes a dropped jaw or two.
First introduced for the 2017 Only Watch Auction in a striking combination of yellow and black, the Epic X Chrono is a powerful timepiece, specifically designed for an active lifestyle. Flash forward to the 2018 Limited Summer Edition of the Epic X, and the watch remains true to its identity while whole-heartedly embracing the colours and feelings of summer.
Inspired by the azure waters of the Sardinian coast in Italy, the Epic X Chrono Summer Edition combine classic blue and white to evoke images of the crashing waves and white sand beaches.
Housed in a 47mm titanium case with a bright white ceramic bezel, the Epic X Chrono Summer Edition is powered by the Jacob & Co in-house JCAA05 self-winding movement which provides a 48-hour power reserve. The watch fits true-to-size on the wrist, and despite its classic summer colours, may be just a tad too much watch for someone with a really slender wrist, which is unfortunate, because it would really make a white summer dress stand out in a crowd!
In a striking contrast, the mineral crystal dial is a brilliant shade of blue, and displays just a hint of the skeletonized movement through its slightly translucent finish. The dial of the Epic X Chrono Summer Edition adopts a ‘bi-compax’ structure, with the addition of 2 chronograph sub-dials as opposed to the more traditional 3 sub-dial format. The running seconds counter is at 9 o’clock and the minute counter is at 3 o’clock which gives the dial a less cluttered and sleeker look. The countdown timer is set using the crown at 10 o’clock while the seconds hand is activated using the crown at 2 o’clock.
The Epic X Chrono Summer Edition has been presented in a limited collection and comes with a white open-worked rubber strap. However, in a true testament to the meaning of luxury, even for a decidedly sporty watch, customers have the option of choosing their own bespoke coloured strap instead.
HOT Verdict: If we needed another reason for summer on the beach to never end, we just found it!