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.-
The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has pre-selected 72 timepieces pre-selected by the jury for this 17th edition of the...
Oris Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG - Limited Edition Watch Inspired By the Historic Dewoitine D.26 AircraftSwiss watch brand Oris unveils a limited edition watch into its Big Crown family celebrating the unique role played in aviation history by t...
TAG Heuer and Tom Brady, brand ambassador since 2015, quarterback of the New England Patriots and five-time Super Bowl champion, has unveile...
Canadian watch brand Solar Lab Co. presents Gnomon, an exceptional single handed automatic wristwatch that combines the aesthetics of ancien...
Unveiled at WatchTime New York Exhibition 2017, the ATUM Pure Skull is a new creation from Moritz Grossmann’s ATUM Pure line characterised b...
Novelties 2017 Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral Only Watch 2017 Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust Limited Edition Carl F. ...
Parmigiani Fleurier presents a new version of its Tonda 1950 Tourbillon timepiece, which houses the world's thinnest self-winding flying...
The NH8372-81L men's automatic wristwatch form CITIZEN makes a immediate impact with its yellow gold plated 44mm case that contrasts bri...
Following the Startimer Pilot Automatic launch at Baselworld 2017, Alpina now presents the Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT, a new model from its ...
This innovative new timepiece from Swiss watch brand Delma Klondike Collection boasts automatic chronograph with full calendar, moon phase, ...