Friday, July 29, 2011

Romain Jerome Space Invaders X Watch


Romain Jerome has taken a unique twist on mechanical watchmaking with the introduction of a mechanical self-winding timepiece based on Space Invaders - a 1970's video game by Taito in Japan.  Available in multi color aliens or plain white aliens, the dial of the watch is an incredible representation of the low pixel count of the early computer games. The case, a black 46mm PVD stainless steel design, actually contains spare parts from Apollo 11.  Powering the watch is a Swiss Romain Jerome caliber RJ001. From what I can tell, the aliens do not move.

SPACE INVADERS©1
Calibre RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3 atm
Functions Central hours and minutes
Case Ø46mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Case with integrated back, composed of spare parts from Apollo 11
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in MOON SILVERRJ representing the moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown
Dial Black 3D dial with 3 beadblasted & satin-brushed levels.
Pixelated « Space Invaders® » lacquered in various original colours
Hands Oxidised black, polished, with C1 superluminova
Strap Black vulcanised rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel
Limited edition 78 pieces

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