Wednesday, February 11, 2015

RJ-Romain Jerome PAC-MAN Level II Collection

Introducing another Generational Icon to its Collaborations collection, Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome hunts for “Pac-dots” and “strawberries” with PAC-MAN’s new Level II collection.

Released in Japan on May 22, 1980, the PAC-MAN video game is one of the most successful arcade games of the 1980’s and it is still played and enjoyed today by people around the globe. In addition, Pac-man will be celebrating 35 years of continuous success in 2015. Considered a “Classic” of the 80’s pop culture, RJ-Romain Jerome’s CEO, Manuel Emch, has once again teamed up with BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. and introduces five new timepieces to the brand’s Collaborations collection: The PAC-MAN Level II collection.

Part of one of the longest running video franchises, this social phenomenon is one of the most recognized pixelated characters of the past Century. Acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of its Architecture and Design collection, it was only natural for RJ-Romain Jerome to integrate this iconic video game character into a timepiece.

Introducing five new PAC-MAN timepieces to the Generational icons collection, RJ-Romain Jerome plays once again with the emblems of the 80’s and touches the memories and emotions of our inner child. Featuring three models with a new and exclusive black PVD-coated titanium finish, the famous PAC-MAN characters are housed in a Moon Invader 46mm case, bringing the game closer to the stars. The dial of the new PAC-MAN Level II collection stages PAC-MAN, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, the four legendary ghosts, in the midst of playing an epic game. Also appearing for the first time, strawberries have made their way into this second level, making PAC-MAN’s mission that much more enticing.
The dial has been meticulously crafted with three different levels, giving depth to the face of the watch. RJ-Romain Jerome has recreated the PAC-MAN setting, by beadblasting the two lower levels, while the upper level features straight-grained edges. Furthermore, the characters and fruits adorning the dial stem from meticulous craftsmanship and have been machined piece by piece, applied by hand and gem-set. Each character has been lacquered in its original colours, or with black superluminova “blue emission”, recreating the game sequences.

Additionally, this new collection features a frozen scene, following RJ’s yellow hero has eaten an “Energizer”, temporarily turning the ghosts blue, and making them vulnerable to his quest. Housed in RJ-Romain Jerome’s famous Moon Invader case, each watch behold on its case back, a PAC-MAN Medallion reproducing the distinct shape of the video game hero.

RJ-Romain Jerome also introduces two new PAC-MAN II timepieces in a 40mm case size. Available in black PVD-coated steel, these smaller editions will delight their future owners by keeping the model’s intrinsic design and aesthetic codes.

Available in a limited edition of 20 pieces per model, the Level II collection is a testimony to RJ Romain Jerome’s passion and admiration for the icons of the 1980’s! Legend of the game-o-sphere and a cultural emblem,

Technical details
Model: PAC-MAN™ II
Collection: Generational Icons
Universe: COLLABORATIONS

PAC-MAN™ Level II
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.009.05
Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46mm
Black PVD-coated titanium
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with Pac-Man medallion
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Black 3D dial built on three levels engraved with a pixelated matrix
The lower two levels are bead blasted and the upper level features straight-grained edges.
Pixelated PAC-MAN characters and strawberries lacquered with different colours
Hands: Oxidized black and satin brushed, with superluminova « blue emission »

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail price
CHF 15’555.-/ EUR 15’500.- / USD 18’950.-

PAC-MAN™ Level II Dark Ghosts
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.009.06
Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46mm
Black PVD-coated titanium
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with Pac-Man medallion
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown

Dial
Black 3D dial built on three levels engraved with a pixelated matrix. The lower two levels are beadblasted and the upper level features straight-grained edges. Pixelated PAC-MAN characters and strawberries lacquered with different colours or with black superluminova “blue emission”
Hands: Oxidized black and satin brushed, with superluminova « blue emission »

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail price
CHF 15’555.-/ EUR 15’500.- / USD 18’950.-

PAC-MAN™ Level II Colours
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.009.07
Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46mm
Black PVD-coated titanium
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with Pac-Man medallion
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown

Dial
Black 3D dial built on three levels engraved with a pixelated matrix. The lower two levels are beadblasted and the upper level features straight-grained edges. Pixelated PAC-MAN characters and strawberries lacquered with different colours
Hands: Oxidized black and satin brushed, with superluminova « blue emission »

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail price
CHF 15’555.- / EUR 15’500.-/ USD 18’950.-

PAC-MAN™ Level II 40 Dark Ghosts
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.022.01 
Movement
Caliber RJ003-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Water resistance 30 meters

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø40mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in Moon Silver RJ representing the Moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown

Dial
Black 3D dial built on three levels engraved with a pixelated matrix. The lower two levels are bead-blasted and the upper level features straight-grained edges. Pixelated PAC-MAN characters and strawberries lacquered with different colours or with black superluminova “blue emission”
Hands: Oxidized black and satin brushed, with superluminova « blue emission »

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle: Black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail price
CHF 11,990.-/ EUR 11,950.-/ USD 14,950.-

PAC-MAN™ Level II 40 Colours
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.022.02
Movement
Caliber RJ003-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø40mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in Moon Silver RJ representing the Moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Black 3D dial built on three levels engraved with a pixelated matrix. The lower two levels are bead-blasted and the upper level features straight-grained edges. Pixelated PAC-MAN characters and strawberries lacquered with different colours
Hands: Oxidized black and satin brushed, with superluminova « blue emission »

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle: Black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail price
CHF 11,990.- / EUR 11,950.- / USD 14,950.-

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