The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, often called a “cage,” is one of the most dangerous places
on Earth. It takes special courage to enter this arena, and something even more special to come out the victor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has emerged triumphant from the Octagon 28 times, and he has never lost.
Jacob & Co. only partners with the best of the best, like Bugatti, Lionel Messi, Supreme and others.
Now, they are proud to announce a new partnership with Khabib, the UFC lightweight champion of the world and widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Known as “The Eagle,” Khabib worked closely with Jacob & Co. to create four limited edition timepieces.
Jacob & Co. founder and chairman Jacob Arabo is a lover of the fight game and has attended many MMA fights
over the years.
“I am a huge fan of Khabib,” says Mr. Arabo. “I have been following his career for a long time and when his team
approached us about working together to create some limited-edition watches, I was very excited. For me,
Khabib is the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet and he fits the brand to a ‘T.’ In more ways than one,
it’s Khabib’s time.”
For Khabib, the partnership makes complete sense. “I’m unlike any other fighter today and Jacob & Co. is the
same way, different from every other brand,” he says. “We fit perfectly together.”
When he was a young boy, Khabib started out training in Sambo, the traditional Russian form of wrestling. He
was also trained by his father in a number of different martial arts, and after winning the world championship in
Combat Sambo, Khabib transitioned into MMA, where he remains unbeaten and is the current UFC Lightweight
Champion of the World.
To survive in the UFC, a fighter has to stand out, and Khabib’s fighting style and personality have helped him
make his mark. True to the spirit of Budo, Khabib is humble outside the ring, but inside the Octagon he is a
relentless, versatile technician who can transition easily from stand-up fighter to grappling. He is an expert in the
“ground and pound” style of fighting, and is known for his ability to force his opponents to submit – 10 of his
victories have been the result of his opponents tapping out.
The partnership with “The Eagle” launches with four watches, two Epic X Skeleton and two Epic X Chrono
versions. Decorated with Khabib’s emblematic colors, the timepieces offer high watchmaking movements in the
bold Epic X and Epic X Chrono cases.
When he enters an arena for a match, Khabib always dons his traditional white papakha, a hat made of sheep’s
skin and wool which is a symbol of his culture. This image along with Khabib’s distinctive signature adorn the
caseback of all four versions of the timepieces.
Epic X Tourbillon Khabib: Powered by a high watchmaking tourbillon movement, which is finely finished and
skeletonized, this incredible limited edition features beautiful blue decorations, with “The Eagle” engraved on the
inner bezel ring. The tourbillon is considered the pinnacle of watchmaking, and Jacob & Co.’s exclusive skeletonized version removes as much material as possible, making it almost see-through. The bold 44mm Epic X case showcases
this mesmerizing complication with its exposed gears, wheels, and bridges.
Epic X Titanium Skeleton Khabib: This 44mm timepiece is cased in titanium and features a meticulously
skeletonized manual-wind movement. Light and easy to wear, the Epic X Skeleton is perfect for everyday use
or when worn with a suit. Decorated in lustrous green, this special timepiece has “The Eagle” engraved on the
inner bezel ring.
Epic X Chrono Khabib: Jacob & Co.’s sportiest timepiece, the 47mm Epic X Chrono features a columnwheel chronograph movement that is partially skeletonized. Highlighted with green touches, the timepiece
features a green mineral crystal dial, red rubber crowns, an inner rotating bezel, the legend “29-0” at 6
o’clock, and is water resistant to 200 meters.
Epic Chrono Titanium Khabib: The bright polished titanium case works well with the green decoration,
green mineral crystal dial, white rubber pushers, green rubber crowns, inner rotating bezel, and the legend
“29-0” at 6 o’clock. A column-wheel chronograph, the Epic X Chrono Titanium Khabib is a true sports watch,
water resistant to 200 meters.
About Jacob & Co.
“Inspired by the Impossible”, founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986, Jacob & Co. creates revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewelry that have captivated celebrities and notables from the watchmaking world and dazzled on fashion’s red carpets and cover shoots. With a unique talent for creating designs that are as innovative as they are spectacular, the company has grown into one of the most recognized luxury brands in timepieces and jewelry.
At the heart of the company is the passion, drive and creative force of Mr. Arabo. With a respect for traditional
craftsmanship and artistry and an ability to envision and realize exquisite jewelry and unique timepieces, he
makes the truly extraordinary a reality through the alchemy of edge and elegance.
Which one would you choose?