If you love space, and value timepieces that capture out of this world designs, then you will definitely love the Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Tourbillon Watch, the latest in the MOON-DNA collection. One of the amazing aspects of this watch, it incorporates metal from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and moon dust. While the brand is well known for including exotic materials in their collections, they definitely put some 'space' in this design. An exceptional timepiece as far as precision, a unique 3D architecture, and exquisite details in the design, this timepiece will be a high end collectible.
The timepiece is crafted at 49mm wide x 45mm long x 20mm thick, not to large, but set just perfectly to allow for all the unique features. The piece will be a limited edition release of 25 pieces, and rolled into the “DNA of legends” theme the brand has produced. The design is very original, provides the intergalactic feel, and the rectangular shape allows for the numerous custom shaped sapphire crystals, five in fact that give unimpeded views of the intricate inner workings.
The Romain Jerome Watch Company has a very short history, but in that time it has released some of the most legendary and talked about timepieces in history. Their first huge splash was made by releasing the Moon Dust DNA, a watch that featured actual moon dust in its construction. This was followed by the Titanic DNA, featuring steel from the famous ship. And now the company has returned with the DeLorean DNA, a testament to one of the most famous cars in pop culture history.
For a long time, the realm of video games has largely consider been considered to be a place for children. Time is now telling a different story, however, and many of today's men who now have money to spend and complicated tastes for timepieces and other professional or casual accessories still have the same interest in video games. As a matter of fact, if you are the kind of person who appreciates fine timepieces that are made with only the finest materials and with the smartest designs, you can appreciate the designs of Romain Jerome, who have brought the video game icon back to life with a new line of watches that are appealing to some of the longest running and most accomplished gamers in the world.
Romain Jerome collaborated with TAITO Corporation to create the new Space Invaders watch last year. A limited edition of eight watches in five colors was available only at the trendy, Paris-based boutique, the Colette. The Romain Jerome Space Invaders 1 watch with blue figures is believed to a tribute to the late 20th century pop culture icon, the Space Invaders. The popular game was first launched in 1978 by TAITO, Japan. One of the earliest shooting games was eventually licensed for development in the United States by the gaming company Midway. Many historians credit the game for popularizing the culture of video games among the youngsters. In fact, the popularity of the game had led to a shortage of the 100-yen coins in Japan, when the game was first launched in the country. Numerous versions of the game have been released over the years, and it remains as popular among patrons as ever, especially in arcades across the country.
Ever since Titanic emerged from the Harland and Wolfe Shipyard in 1912, she has captured the imagination of historians, artists and the general public. Romain Jerome paid tribute to the iconic ship by launching the Titanic-DNA collection. The original steel from the wreckage of the ship lying 3,840 meters below the sea level has been used to create the exquisite watches. The timepieces also symbolize a blend between the machinery of the industrial era and the modern sensibilities. The company launched the version 1 of its Octopus Dive Watch as part of its Titanic-DNA collection at the Baselworld watch show in 2011. However, the first authentic diver watch of the company never saw the light of the day. The company came back with the Romain Jerome Octopus Dive Watch Version 2 at the Baselworld Watch Show in 2012.
The watchmaker Romain Jerome has always had a way of capturing a moment. His unique designs have always involved getting the entire watch into the theme. His line of Titanic inspired watches definitely gives a look and feel like the watches came right off the ship itself. When you look at his watches, it is unmistakable as to what kind of theme he is going for. To help celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, Romain Jerome has released a limited edition watch that will only be available for a short time. When you see this watch, you will understand why it is destined to become another classic Romain Jerome design that is unmistakable in its homage to Lady Liberty and New York.
As of June 2012, the much anticipated Romain Jerome Space Invaders collection has been in the public eye for slightly over a year now. It's part of the Mood Dust DNA collection, which initially only released prototypes of the new watches. For the most part, the actual pieces are very similar to what they were intended to look like. There are a few minor differences that can be spotted in the finished collection; however, to the casual eye, they appear almost exact with the exception of a few parts that connect the watch to the wrist strap.
One of the most renowned Swiss watchmakers, Romain Jerome has done it again, and just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's tragic voyage. In an effort to pay homage to the sinking of the ship, RJ has released not one, but two, incredibly unique tributes - both of which are all the rage when it comes to Romain Jerome Watches. However, unlike many other artists who have attempted the same gesture, the following two pieces are not only functional pieces of art, but amazing examples of watch craftsmanship at its finest.