November 22, 2017
In collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, RJ-Romain Jerome is bringing back the caped crusader but this time in a new setting. 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-layers 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.
With this new edition, it was RJ’s will to offer a different perspective on Batman to showcase his more elegant side to date.
ABOUT RJ-ROMAIN JEROME
Air, earth, sea, collaborations: RJ-Romain Jerome offers the raw energy of imagination to those who are capable of nurturing their most secret dreams. Born at the dawn of the 3rd millennium, RJ-Romain Jerome creates the watches of the new horological era. The magic of the Moon, the power of lava, underwater mysteries and creative collaborations are the poetic driving forces behind this artistic explosion.
Whether through recovering steel from the Titanic or from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, mingling silver with moon dust or sculpting volcano lava, RJ-Romain Jerome asserts its iconoclastic spirit and electrifies tradition by celebrating contemporary legends. Its approach is characterized by a blend of raw character and elaborate refinement, drawing as much on the roar of an erupting volcano as on the writings of H.G. Wells.
A taste for an all-conquering spirit and visionary avant-gardism merge with the realm of the imagination in the “Air”, “Earth”, “Sea” or “Collaborations” collections. These worlds exalt contemporary horizons through a resolutely masculine and contemporary touch. From the ocean depths to the immensity of space, from incandescent lava to age-old minerals and metals, the RJ-Romain Jerome collections are far more than just astonishing watches: they define a new era in watchmaking.
Offering every man a chance to explore a dreamlike new dimension, they also embody the values of their time: a sense of distinctiveness, a need for speed, and a spectacular yet discreetly sophisticated aura of virility.
Air, earth, sea and collaborations: it is now up to everyone to find his own universe, and to give substance to his dream and to his own vision of Time.