We all know athletes and luxury watches share a relationship that needs no introduction. It is a legend as grand as time itself. Star athletes have a thing about themselves that just is charming as well as endearing. It makes you love them, idolize them, and respect them. Perhaps they represent a lifestyle that we all deeply desire. Speaking of athletes and luxury watches, a particular football icon recently got a watch named after himself and we are not surprised. Enter, Lionel Messi x Jacob & Co.
Lionel Messi might be a football maestro and the greatest player the sport has ever seen, but has become something that greater than football. Lionel Messi has become an ideal to strive for. So, when a watchmaking giant like Jacob & Co. came up with a watch specifically created for Lionel Messi.
An Epic Collaboration – Jacob & Co. Epic X Chrono “Messi”
Football icon Lionel Messi made a surprising decision when he decided to collaborate with master horologist Jacob & Co. in 2019. The watch was a simple yet brilliant way of celebrating the footballer’s accomplishments on as well as off the pitch. In the world of Messi himself, Jacob & Co. is the most innovative watchmaker he knows about.
Lionel brought a great deal of heat to the Epic X Chrono sport watch model with a limited release of only 180 pieces.
About The Watch
If the vibrance of the timepiece does not impress you much, the 47 mm wide titanium case will. Ther watch is bathed in white and blue has a very cool aesthetic. Using the flag colours of the Argentina flag, Lionel Messi’s home country was a suave move by the watchmaker. The bezel and chronograph pushers are made out of white ceramic. The horns have blue rubber inserts, while the strap is all white rubber. The only contrasting hue, however, can be seen in the red rubber crowns.
The watch came embedded with 36 baguette-cut blue sapphires on 18-carat white gold bezel and that was not all. The limited edition timepiece housed a self-winding bi-compax skeleton column wheel chronograph mechanism.
Jacob & Co. created the timepiece in order to support the ‘Only Watch 2019’ charity auction. The winning bidder received an opportunity to meet as well as take pictures with the man himself, Lionel Messi. The winner also got a unique chance to pose for an official photograph with the footballer himself where both were wearing the Epic X Chronograph “Messi” timepieces.