Thursday, November 16, 2017

RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Batman Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch maker RJ-Romain Jerome has created the new Skylab Batman limited edition timepiece in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. With a 75-piece limited edition, the new Skylab Batman timepiece introduces a new facet of “The Dark Knight”.
Available in the brand’s distinguishable Skylab model, transparency dominates the timepiece. The 48 mm case features a Swiss Made manual winding movement designed by RJ and characterized by straight lines and chamfered angles.
The sapphire crystal on the dial side reveals the three-layer skeleton movement as well as the vital organs of the watch, the barrel at 12h and the balance wheel at 6h. At the center of the dial, we can perceive a familiar shape blending in with the architectural mechanism, a skeletonized Batman logo.
This functional applique, acting as the motion-work, recalls both the sheerness and sophistication of the skeleton movement. But the subtlety of the Skylab Batman timepiece does not lie within the stealth and central logo, indeed the map of Gotham City has been metallized onto the back sapphire crystal glass. Looking into the dial, Batman seems to be overlooking Gotham City and when darkness comes, the bat signal shines blue to echo the previous Batman models as well as “The Dark Knight” trilogy aesthetics.

Technical details
Model: SKYLAB BATMAN
Reference RJ.M.AU.030.04
[Collection - Generational Icons | Universe - Collaborations]

Movement
RJ004-M - Mechanical
Black chrome skeleton
Frequency rate 28,800 vph
Jewelling 21 jewels
Power reserve 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø 48mm, black PVD-coated steel
Case back: Gotham City map metallised on sapphire crystal
Bezel: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Paws: Polished steel
Lugs: Polished and satin-finished steel
Lug insert: Black PVD-coated and satin-finished steel
Crown: Steel screw-lock

Dial
Skeletonized Batman logo brass applique in black sand-blasted chrome filled with black Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
Hands Rhodiumed and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with white Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel

Strap
Black alligator with steel folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition 75 pieces

Retail price
CHF 18’950.-

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