Jacob & Co Team Up with Soccer Star on Limited Edition Watches

By Paul Joseph

American jewellery brand Jacob & Co has partnered with the former Portuguese football star Luis Figo to create three limited edition watches.

First unveiled at Baselworld 2018, the watches are based on Jacob & Co’s Epic X Chrono timepiece and are mechanically identical to the standard watch.

This made the personalisation of the watches a relatively simple process, with the former Real Madrid and Barcelona footballer adding a number of personal touches to the existing design.

“We were able to create special elements for the special edition, like the special number 10 and the colours for the case and the straps, which have a personal significance for me,” Jacob Arabo said.

The collection will be limited to just 110 pieces, with 50 in rose gold, 30 in black DLC titanium, and 30 in titanium.

The Epic X Chrono Luis Figo watches feature Figo’s name engraved on the case back along with his signature, and his jersey number “10” in red on the dial.

The case of the watch measures 47mm in diameter and is fitted with the exclusive Jacob & Co. JCAA05 skeletonized self-winding chronograph movement, which offers 48 hours of power reserve. All three versions of the watch come equipped with a black rubber wristband.

Established in 1986, Jacob & Co. has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned jewellers and watchmakers for men and women.

By Paul Joseph