Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RJ-ROMAIN JEROME SUBCRAFT

Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome unveils a new model, the SUBCRAFT, an innovative micro mechanical marvel created in association with two greatest masters of contemporary horology: Alain Silberstein & Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

To realise this project, Manuel Emch, the CEO of RJ Watches has collaborated with famous watch designer and his long-time friend, Alain Silberstein, who undertook the mission to design the SUBCRAFT. Inspired by “fluid design”, the Subcraft model reflects the absence of ornamentation and brings out the harmony that is found between form and function. This aerodynamic timepiece is also a representation of shapes found in Nature, for example - the majestic dance of a Manta Ray. Devoid of any straight lines, this time giving sculpture allows this futuristic concept to come to life with an innovative and highly sophisticated mechanism.
The meticulously crafted case (Available in Grade 5 titanium or black PVD coated titanium) of the Subcraft houses an ingenious mechanical movement specially created for RJ-Romain Jerome by Agenhor. This exceptional and highly sophisticated movement created in collaboration with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht combines four different complications – lateral, linear, jumping and retrograde – and represents one of the most complicated indications of time ever made to date.

On both models, the hour display is read laterally, under a cambered glass, highlighting the curves of the case to perfection. The minute display has been placed on the lid of the watch, under a black sphere glass mirroring the fluid design of the Subcraft. The minute counter has been traced in white featuring sporty designed numerals.

Finally, the crown has been tucked at the extremity of the case creating a protective shell over it. Additionally, an all new black smooth calf cuff embraces the unique shape of the Subcraft inducing the comfort of the watch. The cuff has been designed with an opening under the watch’s case-back, allowing the wearer to see the “RJ X Alain Silberstein” signature and which limited timepiece he owns, out of the 99 available worldwide.

Subcraft Titanium
Reference: RJ.T.AU.SC.001.01 (Collection: Horological Icons/Universe: Collaborations)
Movement
Caliber RJ2000-A Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 54 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Linear, retrograde and jumping hour indicator by a white-lacquered cursor

Case
52.3 x 40.1 x 17 mm
Bead-blasted titanium with RJ logo engraved
Anti-reflective metallised sapphire crystals
Crown: Bead-blasted titanium
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dragging minute black disc with white indicators
Metallised lateral sapphire crystal with black transferred hour indicators
Hands Hour indication by white indicator with Superluminova C1

Strap
Black calf strap with bead-blasted steel pin buckle

Limited edition
99 pieces

Suggested retail price
CHF 19’950.- / EUR 22,500.-/ USD 24,500.-

Subcraft Speed Metal
Reference: RJ.T.AU.SC.002.01 (Collection: Horological Icons / Universe: Collaborations)
Movement
Caliber RJ2000-A Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 v/h
Jewelling: 54 jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours

Functions
Linear, retrograde and jumping hour indicated by a white-lacquered cursor

Case
52.3 x 40.1 x 17 mm
Black PVD-coated titanium
Anti-reflective metallised sapphire crystals
Crown: Bead-blasted black PVD-coated titanium
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Dragging minute black disc with white indicators
Metallised lateral sapphire crystal with black transferred hour indicators
Hands: Hour indication by white indicator with Superluminova C1


Strap
Black calf strap with black-PVD-coated steel pin buckle

Limited edition
99 pieces

Suggested retail price
CHF 21’950.- / EUR 24,500.- / USD 26,950.-

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