Tuesday, May 12, 2015

RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab 48

The Skylab timepiece has seduced many RJ-Romain Jerome fans with its distinctive design and complex skeleton dial. Inspired by NASA’s first space station, the Skylab timepiece is a testimony to Man’s technical achievements.  RJ-Romain Jerome celebrates Historical milestones by conceptualising Legends and Icons into unique timepieces. In honour of these achievements, the iconoclastic brand has launched in 2014 its first skeleton timepiece, the Skylab.

For 2015, the design of this iconic timepiece has evolved and is now presented in a 48mm case. Reminding us of the complex structure of the original space station, the dial features a complex five layered skeleton which allows a perfect view of the mechanical movement.
The larger case beholds two sapphire glasses enhancing the view of the geometrical structured lines that are constructed around the heart of the timepiece. Composed of a single barrel at 12 o’clock, the skeleton movement also reveals the balance wheel at 6 o’clock. Furthermore the case has been made thinner to embrace its new size and further enhances the comfort of the timepiece.
These two additional timepieces stay true to the Moon-DNA collection with a Speed Metal model infused with Apollo 11 spacecraft steel inside the bezel whilst the red gold model evokes the brightness of astellar system visible for a spaceship’s porthole. Each watch is finished with a custom made black alligator strap. The Skylab is the result of a thoughtfully crafted timepiece that combines a complex mechanism with an innovative design. Limited to 99 pieces per model, RJ-Romain Jerome creates once again a testimony to Man’s wildest dreams.

Skylab 48 Speed Metal
Reference: RJ.M.AU.030.01 | Collection: Moon-DNA | Universe: AIR

Movement
Caliber RJ004-M
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 21 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

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

Case  
Ø48 mm
Black PVD-coated steel containing fragments of Apollo 11 spacecraft
Sapphire case-back
Paws: Polished steel
Bezel: Black satin-finished steel

Dial  
Black chrome skeleton movement
Hands: Rhodium satin-brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap  
Black alligator
Buckle: Steel pin buckle

Limited edition  
Limited series of 99 pieces

Retail price  
USD 20,950.-/ CHF 16,950.- / EUR 18,950.-

Skylab 48 Red
Reference: RJ.M.AU.031.01 | Collection: Moon-DNA | Universe: AIR

Movement
Caliber RJ004-M
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 21 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

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

Case  
Ø48 mm
Black PVD-coated steel containing fragments of Apollo 11 spacecraft
Sapphire case-back
Paws: Polished black PVD-coated steel
Bezel: Red gold

Dial  
Black chrome skeleton movement
Hands: Red gold coloured and satin-brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap  
Black alligator
Buckle: Black PVD-coated steel pin buckle

Limited edition  
Limited series of 99 pieces

Retail price  
USD 24,500.- / CHF 19,950.-/ EUR 22,500.-

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