Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome unveils its new flying tourbillon, the Moon Orbiter GMT: the epitome of contemporary fine watchmaking. This futuristic, architectural and technical timepiece retains much of its predecessor’s DNA to unfold a whole new version.
RJ-Romain Jerome has once again teamed up with La Joux-Perret to produce the Moon Orbiter GMT. Taking some aspects of the original model, the new timepiece is home to an automatic flying tourbillon caliber, a made-to-measure movement which has been entirely redesigned. Unprecedented for the brand, the Moon Orbiter GMT sports an additional complication at 12 o’clock, developed exclusively for this model: a fully-integrated, jumping hour retrograde GMT feature.
Set atop a ceramic ball bearing, this distinctive X shape is also to be found on the rear side of the case, on the oscillating weight, balanced by inertia-blocks made from Moon SilverRJ, an alloy made of low oxidation silver and genuine moon dust.
The Moon Orbiter GMT marks a break from the previous model with a 48 mm rounded case, made from steel incorporating elements from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. In the centre, the dial is arranged around the brand’s iconic traverses, in which a flying tourbillon is set at 9 o’clock, balanced by the time dial at 3 o’clock. The tourbillon is particularly remarkable for its assertive aesthetics and for the bridges’ highly contemporary architecture.
To complete the timepiece, the black alligator strap has been enhanced with a red stitching. Constituting a contemporary embodiment of fine watchmaking, the Moon Orbiter GMT timepiece comes in a strictly limited edition of 25.
Model: Moon Orbiter GMT
ReferenceRJ.M.TO.MO.011.01 | Collection Moon-DNA | Universe AIR
Caliber RJ7813L Mechanical self-winding movement with Flying Tourbillon
Rate Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling; 38 jewels
Power reserve; 45 hours
Hours and minutes at 3’clock
12-hours GMT retrograde at 12 o’clock and day/night at 2 o’clock on subdial,
Power reserve at 6 o’clock on subdial
Flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock
Ø 48 mm, satin-finished steel containing fragments of Apollo 11
Case back; Sapphire crystal
Bezel: Satin-finished steel
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Lugs: Polished steel, fitted with cylinder system for optimal wrist adjustment, patented system
Crown: Steel screw-lock crown with black rubber
Grey dial with laser engraved “stellar-patterned” and integrated X-shaped traverses
Circular satin-brushed counters
Hands: Rhodiumed and satin-brushed with red lacquer hour and minute hands, GMT and power reserve indicators
Black alligator strap with red stitching and steel pin buckle
CHF 99’000.- / EUR 109’950.-/ USD 120’950.-
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