Thursday, July 20, 2017

RJ-Romain Jerome Steampunk Urban Safari Collection

RJ’s new Steampunk Urban Safari collection takes inspiration from the 70’s style and la SAPE – a dandyesque fashion movement originating in the Congo which stands for the “Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. Exuberance is key, expressed here through a roaring leopard print pattern which covers both the strap and the Roman numerals VI and XII. The emblematic Steampunk case in 50mm adds to the new model’s imposing look.
Unique to the Steampunk model, which features a self-winding Swiss Made mechanism, the dial is integrated into the movement. The different finishes and elements of the movement, such as the circular graining, the hex nuts and the pistons, give a true impression of depth to the dial. The leopard print, hand painted by Swiss craftsman André Martinez, offers a striking contrast with the raw elements of the timepiece and in particular with the structured bezel, made of oxidised steel with a black PVD coating.
This first model is limited to 25 pieces and also available is a jewelled model, limited to 5 pieces only, enhanced with a bezel in red gold and set with 286 diamonds.
Technical details
Model: STEAMPUNK AUTO URBAN SAFARI
Reference RJ.T.AU.SP.009.02 I Collection Steampunk I Universe SEA

Movement
RJ001- AS - Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency rate: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Case
Ø 50mm, black-PVD coated steel
Case back Propeller engraving
Bezel Structured black PVD-coated steel
Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Paws: Black PVD-coated bead-blasted steel
Lugs: Black PVD-coated steel
Crown: Black PVD-coated steel screw-lock with beige rubber insert
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dial integrated into the movement
Bead-blasted and circular-grained black gold-finished bridges with 4 steel pistons and bead-blasted black nickel bearings
Hand-painted Roman numerals VI and XII in leopard pattern
RJ logo lacquered in beige

Hands
Black gold finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands inspired by the anchors of famous transatlantic ships with Superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips
Sand-blasted black nickel propeller-shaped small seconds

Strap
Leopard pattern printed on alligator with beige stitches and black PVD-coated steel folding clasp

Limited edition
25 pieces

Retail price
CHF 13’950/-

Model: STEAMPUNK AUTO URBAN SAFARI SET
Reference RJ.T.AU.SP.003.06 I Collection Steampunk I Universe SEA

Movement
RJ001- AS - Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency rate: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Case
Ø 50mm, red gold and black-PVD coated steel
Case back: Propeller engraving
Bezel: Red gold set with 286 diamonds (3.27 cts)
Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Paws: Polished red gold
Lugs: Polished red gold
Crown: Polished red gold screw-lock with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dial integrated into the movement
Bead-blasted and circular-grained black gold-finished bridges with 4 steel pistons and bead-blasted black nickel bearings
Hand-painted Roman numerals VI and XII in leopard pattern
RJ logo lacquered in beige

Hands
Red gold finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands inspired by the anchors of famous transatlantic ships with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”on the tips
Red gold-finished and sand-blasted propeller-shaped small seconds

Strap
Leopard pattern printed on alligator with beige stitches and black PVD-coated steel folding clasp with red gold inserts

Limited edition
5 pieces

Retail price
CHF 42’950/-