Galvanised by the ever-growing Titanic DNA shock wave, RJ – Romain Jerome has decided to enrich its collection with an explosive timepiece named Steampunk.
The new Steampunk model is born of a high-tension creative impulse and catalyses all the attributes of a devastating personality. Expressed through polished steel paws, pistons and Roman numerals, design becomes a powerful weapon of conviction in this no-holds-barred model.
The entirely dial-free Steampunk is housed within a 50 mm-diameter case providing unobstructed views of the sturdy, rigorously constructed mechanism that naturally commands respect and is held in place by four screwed-down pistons symbolising the RJ’s signature “X” motif.
Imbued with the Steampunk inspiration, the Roman XII and VI numerals are left “raw” and coloured according to the model. These vigorous aesthetic codes energise the upper bridge satin-brushed or circular-grained, depending on the model, by the watchmaking craftsmen at RJ – Romain Jerome. Faithfully reflecting the inimitable Titanic-DNA style, the small seconds is distinguished by its stand-out propeller shape.
The Steampunk features an impressive ability to integrate and optimise the signature features of the DNA collection. With a bezel in stabilised1 oxidised steel secured by four polished steel2 claws, the Steampunk both appeals and reassures.
After a year at the helm of RJ – Romain Jerome, Manuel Emch and his team are thus introducing an exceptional new model. Carved in legend and built to make history, the Steampunk combines the inventive daring and stringent demands of a passionately dedicated and uncompromising creative talent.
Calibre – RJ001-AS. Mechanical self-winding movement. Rate frequency – 28,800 vph. Jewelling – 23 jewels. Power reserve – 42h. Water resistance – 3 atm.
Dial indication – Central hours & minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Case – Ø 50 mm. Steel and black PVD coated steel. “Steampunk” style engraving.
Bezel – Stabilized Titanic rusted steel.
Dial – Dial integrated into the movement. Beadblasted & satin-brushed black gold coloured bridge, with 4 steel pistons & beadblasted rhodiumed bearings Rhodiumed Roman numerals VI and XII, “raw” finishing.
Hands – Rhodiumed & satin-brushed hours & minutes hands, inspired by Titanic’s anchor. Rhodiumed & polished small seconds at 9 o’clock, propeller shape.
Strap – Black rubber with steel folding clasp.
Limited edition – 2,012 pieces.
*The oxidised steel comes from the extraordinary fusion of authentic steel from the wrecked ocean liner lying 3,840 metres below the water, and that supplied by the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was built almost a century ago. A notarized certificate authenticates the origin of the materials used.
*Also available in black PVD-coated or red gold versions, depending on the model.
Source: Romain Jerome