Jacob the Jeweler has become a fixture in the world of soccer as well as other popular international sports. When he and his company, Jacob & Co., decide to put out a new design, they will usually get the stamp of approval from one of the world’s more recognizable sports figures. When it comes to the world of soccer, few players are more popular than Cristiano Ronaldo. When Real Madrid played an exhibition match against AC Milan in the new Yankee Stadium in 2012, the Jacob & Co. product was on hand when the game was over as Ronaldo was photographed wearing the new Epic II design along with Jacob the Jeweler.
All you really need to do is look at the Jacob and Co Epic II to understand why a demanding athlete like Cristiano Ronaldo would want to have his picture taken with it. Jacob & Co. is famous for offering bold yet beautiful contrasts in colors with its watches, and the Epic II is no different. These watches come in black designs offset with bold, gold accessories or stainless steel cases that are contrasted with black accessories and precious stones. It is a sports watch but, at the same time, it is also designed to be a compliment to any formal outfit as well.
Jacob & Co. uses 18-karat rose gold to give that dark but brilliant gold look in contrast to the rest of the Epic II’s outer shell. Ronaldo preferred to sport the black and gold Epic II, and it looked perfect on his wrist. The back and front faces of the watch use crystal sapphire to protect the watch’s inner-workings, but to also give that Jacob & Co. touch of showing how a precision timepiece works from the inside out. The precision design includes several geometric sub-dials that help the wearer to get more precision readings for seconds, minutes and hours.
The bezel is made of a hard rubber that protects the watch but also gives a classic look to go along with the rest of the watch design. The dial is a black carbon fiber that is crafted to give an elegant but durable look. It is a water-resistant piece that can hold up to 48 hours of battery life. It is the exact kind of watch that one would expect Cristiano Ronaldo to be photographed with, and it is the kind of watch that one would expect Ronaldo to wear on a regular basis.