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Epic X Chrono Bugatti

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In 2019, Bugatti turned 110 years old. To celebrate this milestone and to inaugurate its partnership with the hypercar brand, Jacob & Co. created the Epic X Chrono Bugatti, a limited edition of 110 pieces, one for every year that Bugatti has been in existence.

Bugatti, founded in 1909 by industrial designer Ettore Bugatti, is known for its design beauty and its high-performance cars. Ettore Bugatti came from a family of artists and he translated that lineage into a series of amazingly beautiful vehicles. The Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 "Royale," the Type 57 "Atlantic," and the Type 55 sports car are some examples of its early masterpieces.

Today's Bugatti takes its history seriously and applies many of the principles of the founder. They acknowledge that Bugatti is different from all the other car brands, and as a result they are committed to doing things the Bugatti way, following Ettore Bugatti's famous quote, "Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive." The current company, acquired by the Volkswagen Group in 1998, offers the Veyron, the Chiron, the Centodieci, the EB110, La Voiture Noire, the Chiron PUR Sport, and more.

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Based on the existing Epic X Chrono, the sportiest watch in the Jacob & Co. collection, this timepiece is modified in several key ways to make it uniquely Bugatti.

For the first time ever, Jacob & Co. has used forged carbon for the Epic X case, specifically to match the material used in the body of the anniversary Chiron.

Running through the middle of the bi-compax dial are the colors of the French flag (red, white and blue), as Bugatti is a French company, headquartered in Molsheim, France, in the Alsace Region. The Bugatti logo is prominently displayed at six o'clock, while the special EB logo, for Ettore Bugatti, the firm's founder, is positioned at 12 o'clock.

Flanking this colorful nod to Bugatti's French origins are two subdials - the one on the left is for the running seconds, while the one on the right is for elapsed minutes. The red chronograph second hand is in the middle of the dial and is started, stopped and reset with the two pushers on the right-hand side of the case.

At the 10 o'clock position is another crown. Push this crown in and you can move the inner rotating timing bezel, allowing you to use it as a countdown timer or to remember a starting time. Sporty and robust, the Epic X Chrono Bugatti is a versatile companion.

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Powering this tribute timepiece is a high-watchmaking column-wheel automatic chronograph movement, the JCAA05, skeletonized and exclusive to Jacob & Co. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the movement is finished to the highest degree. Also on the case back is a reproduction of the special 110 Anniversary plate on the hypercar. The black rubber strap is inspired by the rear of the French manufacturer's supercars, and the EB logo appears on the buckle of the strap as well.

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Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono Bugatti at a Glance

Special forged carbon case to match the Chiron anniversary edition.

French flag colors on the dial.

Anniversary plate on the sapphire crystal exhibition back.

Bugatti logo at 6 o'clock.

High-watchmaking automatic column-wheel chronograph.

Ettore Bugatti "EB" at 12 o'clock and on the buckle.

Case is 47mm, made of forged carbon with a titanium core.

Water resistance: 200 meters.

Limited to 110 pieces.

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Technical Specifications

Item Number: EC333.29.AA.AA.A

MOVEMENT: Exclusive Skeleton Column Wheel Bi-Compax Chronograph, Self-Winding Jacob&Co JCAA05; Diameter: 131/4''' i.e. 30.40mm; Height: 8.40mm; Components: 260; Power Reserve: 48-Hours; Frequency: 28'800 vib/h (4 Hz); Jewels: 27; System: Anti-shock; Finishing: Polished Movement Bridges; Open Barrel; Column-Wheel finishes: Angled, Polished and Drawn; Anthracite Rotor with Red Lacquered Engraving "Jacob & Co Genève", Circular Grained Bridges.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes, Seconds (Small-Second Indicator at 9 o'clock) Minute, Seconds Chronograph (Minute Counter at 3 o'clock); Centered Chronograph Hand Rotating Inner Bezel Ring Timer.

CASE: Diameter: 47mm; Height: 14mm; Components: 61; Material: Black DLC Titanium Grade 5 and Forged Carbon; Black Push Downs Pushers; Black Screw Down Ceramic Crowns; Case Back: Sapphire Glass with Bugatti's "110th Anniversary" logo; Carbon Fiber case back with a special engraving "Bugatti Edition Limitée"; Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Refl ective Treatment; Water resistance: 200m.

DIAL & HANDS: Dial: Carbon Fiber; Black Satin-Finished Anodized Aluminium Inner Rings; Black X shaped decoration; Bugatti logo; Hands: Skeleton with White Super-Luminova; Red Chronograph Hand.

STRAP & CLASP: Strap: Rubber; Clasp: Black DLC Titanium Deployment Clasp.


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