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Only Watch 2015: Jacob and Co. Epic SF24 Piece Unique

by Robin Lim on July 2, 2015

We have been great fans of Jacob and Co.’s creations, for the fact that they have always amazed us with their interesting interpretations of certain complications. The Epic SF24 is no exception, and we thought that this particular piece unique had brought this aptly named timepiece into a whole new level. 

The Jacob and Co. Epic SF24 Piece Unique, cased in Grade 5 Titanium.

The Jacob and Co. Epic SF24 Piece Unique, cased in Grade 5 Titanium.

Since its inception in Baselworld 2013, the Epic SF24 had gained numerous acclamation by collectors who are impressed with the technicalities that went behind the creation of this timepiece. Inspired by the retro billboards that were present in the airports and railway stations in the past, Jacob and Co had decided to use it to create a GMT indicator using that. The result, as seen in the picture, is incredible.

Unlike the usual offerings of the Epic SF24, this particular piece unique is a little different. While it features the same wonderful GMT indicator, the entire watch has attained some hints of red, most notably on the indices, the GMT Pusher, as well as the sides of the watch case. We thought that the red accents compliments the Grade 5 Titanium case very well.

A picture of the back of the Epic SF24, and it is quite a sight to behold actually.

A picture of the back of the Epic SF24, and it is quite a sight to behold actually.

The watch is powered by Jacob and Co.’s Caliber JCAA02, a self-winding movement that contains 473 parts and 48 hours of power reserve. As mentioned, one of the most intriguing features would be the vertical GMT mechanism. The GMT function is capable of displaying 24 different timezones, and 2 timezones can be displayed simultaneously.

The GMT indicator is actually quite fuss-free to utilize. One is able to change to his/ her preferred timezone easily; the user only needs to decompress the pusher that is located at the left side of the indicator to change to the timezone that is required. Just like what we have mentioned earlier, a depression flips the flap on the indicator, similar to what we have seen on the information boards at airports or train stations. Incidentally, each decompression on the pusher allows the timezone to increase by an hour.

The Jacob and Co. Epic SF24 Piece Unique is definitely a very novel watch, and we would think that it is going to be a big hit with collectors who wants to own something that is rather special and exclusive. For more information on this timepiece (and other pieces available for the auction), please visit Phillips Watches.

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