Jacob & MessiBy Keith W. Strandberg
Lionel Messi is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of European football – some might argue, the greatest player ever. Here are just some of his accolades and awards:
- Nine-time champion of the Spanish soccer league
- Four-time winner of the European Champions’ League
- Five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world
- Five-time winner of the Golden Boot as the top goal scorer in Europe
- Winner of Olympic gold
Very impressive indeed, and now Messi can add watch ambassador to the list. Jacob & Co. announced the limited-edition collection: The EPIC X CHRONO “Messi” watch.
The watch has the Epic X Chrono as a base, adding the colors of the flag of Argentina, which is Messi’s home country. Water resistant to 200 meters and guaranteed shock resistant, this timepiece comes in a polished grade-5 titanium case, with white ceramic chronograph bezel and pushers, titanium and blue-rubber horns, and red-rubber crowns.
Messi further customized this watch by putting his iconic number 10 in red on the flange ring, his logo – a stylized M – on the dial at six o’clock, and his signature on the blue sapphire glass at the back of the case.
This is the first limited edition in an exclusive three-year timepiece partnership between Messi and Jacob & Co. In fact, at December 18th’s Golden Boot Gala, Messi wore the Jacob & Co. SF24 Tourbillon, the next watch model to be featured in a limited-edition collection.
“We are proud to be in partnership with the world’s greatest football player, Leo Messi, to create a very special limited edition of world class timepieces,” says Jacob & Co. founder Jacob Arabo in an exclusive interview with Revolution.Watch.
The EPIC X CHRONO “Messi” is limited to 180 pieces for the world.
“I am delighted to be in partnership with Jacob & Co., who I regard as the most innovate watch maker,” says Messi.