When you consider RJ-Romain Jerome , you know it’s going to be strong, to be huge and to flaunt rather interesting motivations (indeed, there are not many brands enlivened by steampunk , the Titanic, Batman or PAC-MAN …). There’s another subject that RJ-Romain Jerome loves: skulls. Like it or not (the skull-head is a repetitive motivation in watchmaking), the brand realizes how to incrust them in a watch , with very some style. Also, the RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls that we’re going to show you won’t break the ancestry, yet anyway adds seriously watchmaking content and daintiness to these intense watches.
RJ-Romain Jerome is very extraordinary for Monochrome-Watches… indeed, particularly for our supporter Robin, who really cherishes these watches. We may not all offer this equivalent fascination yet this is the thing that you ought to expect with such a watches, with intense plan, solid motivations and enormous measurements. One thing is certain, they won’t ever be called “shy“. What’s more, that’s fine. In a market that is generally very moderate and consensual, RJ-Romain Jerome dare. They try to do a watch with Super-Mario, PAC-MAN or Batman on the dial… and not a Flik-Flak one, but rather a watch with a programmed development and a complex case – and a value that isn’t in a similar reach as a Flik-Flak by the same token. Their watches are very novel and that should be viewed as a fascinating point.
However, RJ-Romain Jerome watches are not just about a solid plan and a few contrivances on the dial. On specific releases, they can bring some mechanical joy as well. For example, they can play on the presentation, with the Spacecraft or the Subcraft . They can likewise present watches with a decent skeleton development, similar to the Skylab – which is unquestionably the RJ version that make the biggest unanimity at the redaction. The positive point today is that the last fills in as a base for another version, bearing skulls, yet in a “lighter” path than previously: the RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls.
The Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls imparts its case and development to the first Skylab. We have a two-tone 48mm case, switching back and forth between a dark focal compartment in dark PVD covered steel, with cleaned steel embeds on the flanks and steel carries. This strong case is gotten on the wrist by a similarly bold black crocodile horseback tie, with red sewing. The genuine curiosity comes from the addition of skulls in the plan. While the RJ-Romain Jerome H9C-DNA (what has a similar base development) was showing an enormous skull-head on top, this RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls brings a greater amount of them, yet in a more tactful way.
A new inward spine, in silk finehed hardened steel, is embedded around the development and highlights 12 little skulls, in red lacquer, being utilized as hour files. For the rest, the watch stays indistinguishable from the Skylab, with huge opened bolt hands and a development roused by the construction of Apollo 11 skylab. This skeleton development offers a multifaceted view on all the specialized components (balance wheel, escapement, gear train and barrel) and is planned in an advanced and realistic manner. It shows the hours, minutes and seconds (in an isolated dial at 8:30) and brags 48 hours power save. The scaffolds are here covered in black.
The RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls will be restricted to 9 pieces and priced at CHF 18,950/EUR 20,950/USD 23,500.
Specifications of the RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls
- Case: 48mm width – dark PVD covered steel with cleaned steel embeds and lugs –sapphire precious stone on front and caseback – 30m water resistant
- Movement: calibre RJ004-M –manual winding – power save of 48 hours – 28,800bph – hours, minutes, small second
- Strap: dark crocodile horseback lash with red sewing, steel collapsing clasp