Geek tried and geek endorsed: Meet the RJ-Romain Jerome RJ X Donkey Kong. Searching out a sound portion of gaming wistfulness, we accepted the open door during our visit to the brand’s Boutique in old town Geneva to go involved with this cool, intense, arcade-enlivened watch, and here is our report on this unordinary and dazzling watch.
Do you at any point feel nostalgic for your youth arcade? Indeed, you are in good company, and there’s no compelling reason to stress either, because the uplifting news is that it’s completely fine. Geek culture is standard at this point. Geekdom has become en vogue as comic book characters, arcade games and other mainstream society symbols have become progressively well known with trendy people, lifting their already ho hum picture among a developing crowd. Being a nerd has even become an identification of honor.
Thanks to RJ Romain Jerome and its cool generational symbols assortment, you can show your quirkiness directly on your wrist with Pac-Man , Space Invaders or SuperMario themed watches. Among the furthest down the line increases to the arcade assortment of watches is the RJ X Donkey Kong restricted edition.
Let’s start with some essential data about Donkey Kong to set up your nerd cred (although in the event that you’ve perused this far I don’t know that is still necessary?). The brainchild of Shigeru Miyamoto, Donkey Kong was delivered by Nintendo in 1981. It is quite possibly the most well known computer games ever. It includes a monster barrel throwing monkey and presented the personality of Mario (initially “Jumpman“). Donkey Kong looks dated so it is not difficult to fail to remember how front line it was back in the mid 80s – which was one reason for its success.
The specialty of nostalgia – Do not be mixed up, notwithstanding its to some degree toy-like appearance and unordinary subject for a luxury mechanical watch, the Donkey Kong is a refined timepiece. Its complex dial has been uniquely made to make a three-dimensional pixelated impact, much the same as in the primary Donkey Kong arcade games. It is based on three-levels that are either sand-impacted or silk brushed. The characters and components are hand-painted in cool veneer in the first Donkey Kong tones. The bolt molded hands are glossy silk brushed and their pointers are covered with Luminescent material (Superluminova C1 ‘blue emission’).
The dark PVD-titanium case is 46mm in distance across. It highlights verbalized carries with ball-and-attachment joints for improved comfort thus it wears quite well regardless of its measurements. The case back has a grainy texture and a star design. Decorated with a Donkey Kong emblem, it is gotten with security screws. The crown is screw-down and water obstruction is 30 meters.
The Donkey Kong is controlled by the type RJ001 with programmed winding. Produced with Concepto, it depends on a notable solid workhorse, the Valjoux 7750, yet surprisingly for this situation without the chronograph complication.
The Donkey Kong is worn on a red elastic tie with heavenly designed inside. It is gotten with a PVD-steel collapsing buckle. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.romainjerome.ch .
Technical determinations – RJ Romain Jerome RJ X Donkey Kong
- Case: 46 mm, dark PVD covered titanium – sapphire precious stone – water impervious to 30m
- Movement: type RJ001 (fabricated with Concepto), programmed winding – 28’800 vibrations each hour – power hold 42 hours – 23 gems – hours, minutes.
- Strap: red elastic tie with collapsing buckle
- Limited edition: 81 pieces
- Reference: RJ.M.AU.IN.015.01
- Price: EUR 17,500