Friday, November 18, 2016

RJ-Romain Jerome Pokémon Pikachu Limited Edition

To honor 20 years of Pokémon, Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome has partnered with The Pokémon Company International to release a limited edition of 20 pieces featuring Pikachu.

Pikachu, the most well-known Pokémon character is the centerpiece, taking up the entire dial with a big smile and inviting pose. Placed on top of the dial, the appliques representing the famous Pikachu and the lightning bolt have been delicately hand-painted in yellow cold enamel. The vulcanized rubber strap matches the character’s signature yellow color.
Housed in a 46 mm Moon Invader titanium case, the dial has been crafted with love and in the spirit of Pokémon. On the black DLC-coated base plate, the engraved lightning pattern reminiscent of the electrifying character is either sand-blasted or satin-brushed to create depth. With a very unique and recognizable shape, the complex titanium case features RJ’s emblematic articulated lugs, the integrated ball-and-socket joints which allow a better wrist adjustment. The signature grainy-textured stellar-patterned on the case back continues on the strap and gives way to a circular-brushed steel Pokémon medallion.
Technical details
Model: RJ X POKÉMON
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.012.01

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A - Mechanical self-winding movement
Rate frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø 46mm, black PVD-coated titanium with integrated back
Case back Black PVD grainy-textured stellar-patterned with Pokémon medallion in circular-brushed steel
RJ safety screw on the case back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Bezel: Black PVD-coated titanium
Lugs: Fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Crown: Black PVD-coated screw-lock crown

Dial
Black DLC-coated satin-brushed and sand-blasted dial, engraved with
Pikachu's Electric-type pattern
Pikachu and lightning bolt appliques hand-painted in yellow and RJ logo in black cold enamel
Hands: Oxidized finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with Superluminova C1 "blue emission”

Strap
Yellow vulcanised rubber strap with grainy-textured interior of stellar patterned strap with black PVD-coated steel folding clasp

Limited edition
20 pieces

Retail Price
CHF 20’000.- / EUR 20’000.-/ USD 20’000.- / GBP 20’000.-

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