Sunday, January 22, 2017

RJ-Romain Jerome Space Invaders ™ Pop Limited Edition

In 2017, RJ-Romain Jerome is releasing a new edition of Space Invaders™ watch collection, the Swiss watch brand’s tribute to the popular video game.

Six years ago, RJ presented the first Space Invaders™ models. An instant hit, this watch collection consisted of two models, each limited to 78 pieces – echoing the game’s release year – and depicting the game’s famous scene illustrated in the dial, with coloured or white SuperLumiNova pixelated figures.

Today, RJ is introducing a new collection with two models each limited to 78 pieces, the Space Invaders ™ Pop, equipped with a Swiss Made mechanical self-winding movement. Available in either a 46mm titanium case or a 40mm steel case, the pair will be released simultaneously for the first time. The complex award-winning Moon Invader case features four functional ball-and-socket joints, cut like the pivoting « feet » of the lunar landing modules of the American lunar missions.
These extremely sophisticated components, mounted on axles and anchored to the case, hold the lugs of the rubber straps and enable the watch to adjust to all kinds of wrist sizes.
The pixelated 3D dial with bead-blasted and satin-brushed levels reveals the famous Space Invaders ™ characters enhanced with stronger and brighter colours. The characters, in the form of a laser cannon and aliens, have been meticulously machined one by one then filled by hand with cold enamel in green, white, blue, purple, orange and yellow. These Pop colours are the game’s most representative colours used over time.
New to the collection as well, the case back beholds a Space Invaders™ medallion standing in the middle of the stellar pattern extending to the back of the rubber strap. And to immerse completely into the Game universe, the watch box is designed like an arcade controller.

Technical details
Model: SPACE INVADERS TM 40 POP
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.021.03
Collection: Generational Icons
Universe: COLLABORATIONS

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A - Mechanical self-winding movement
Rate frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø 40mm, black PVD-coated steel with integrated back
Case back: Grainy-textured stellar-patterned with Space Invaders TM medallion; RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Bezel: Polished black PVD-coated steel
Lugs: Fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Crown: Black PVD-coated screw-lock crown
Water resistance: 3 atm ( 30 meters )

Dial
Black 3D dial with 3 bead-blasted and satin-brushed levels
Pixelated Space Invaders TM hand-filled in POP colours
Hands: Black gold finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with Superluminova C1 "blue emission"

Strap
Black vulcanised rubber and grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 78 pieces

Retail price
CHF 11’990.– / EUR 13’500.– / GBP 10’950.–
USD 12’950.– / HKD 103’950.–  / JPY 1’780’000.–

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