First Look: The New RJ-Romain Jerome “Tetris” Watch

RJ-Romain Jerome Tetris Watch - Perpetuelle

Romain Jerome, in collaboration with the Tetris Company LLC, introduces a fun new generational icon to the RJ collection:  the Tetris-DNA watch.  Ah yes, back to the 1980’s and 90’s with this iconic video game favorite.  Designed by Alexey Pajitnov in the USSR, Tetris was initially released in June 1984 and is now of course one of the most famous video gams of all time.  The dial features a random sequence of the game’s signature Tetriminos, the famous colored geometric shapes (I loved the game but never knew they were called that!).  The Tetriminos are gemset by hand in the center of the dial; crafted from anodized aluminum in a “Clou de Paris” pattern (a guilloché pattern of hollowed lines that intersect to form tiny pyramidal shapes).  The dial further embodies the Tetris aesthetic, with “brick” engravings on the side and the Tetris word mark on the right side.

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RJ-Romain Jerome Batman DNA Watch

Romain Jerome Batman DNA watch black

RJ-Romain Jerome, in a deal with DC Comics, pays tribute to Gotham City’s Super Hero with a timepiece inspired by the Dark Knight: the Batman-DNA.  This is part of Romain Jerome’s “Collaborations” collection which includes other partnership/license deals such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Delorean.  The watch reflects Batman’s heroic personality, with a 46 mm black PVD-coated steel case, an angular black bezel recalling the contours of the “Batmobile”, and a black-lacquered Batman emblem applique placed at the center of the dial.  The rest of the dial has undergone RJ-Romain Jerome’s special “rough” finish, giving the watch a dark and edgy look.   The legendary “Bat-Signal”, shines at night thanks to an engraving, filled with black Superluminova, which outlines the hero’s famous symbol.

Limited to 75 pieces at a price of $18,500 per, the Batman-DNA celebrates the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary.

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Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Octopus Watch Review

Romain Jerome Octopus #womw #yacht

While adventuring around the Bahamas this summer I brought along with me a Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Octopus.  The Octopus has been out a year or two now, but this was the first time I had a chance to lay hands on the watch.  Overall I found the Octopus to be a worthy island-exploring and water-going companion.  Below is a short video review I prepared…and a boat load of pics.  Enjoy!
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Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Tourbillon

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Romain Jerome Moon Oribiter Tourbillon

Today RJ unveiled the Moon Orbiter Tourbillon, a very original piece including a flying tourbillon.   In a limited edition of 25-pieces at $115,000 per, I find a lot to like in this watch.  Most importantly, it builds on the brand’s strength which is its “DNA of legends” theme.  The overall design is resoundingly avant-garde and highly original.  The dial has moon dust incorporated into it, and there is Apollo 11 DNA in the case — thereby evolving the intergalactic theme which the brand has built several pieces around (and yes this makes it part of the Moon-DNA collection).
A closer look and more discussion, on the click