RJ-ROMAIN JEROME Liberty-DNA Limited Edition

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, RJ-Romain Jerome is unveiling a new symbolic legend: Liberty-DNA.

Loyal to the aesthetic of the Statue of Liberty, the bronze bezel of this 125-piece limited-edition timepiece is adorned with 12 spikes reminiscent of the statue’s famous crown. It will acquire a delightful patina as it ages over time, thereby adopting the colour of the original, whose precious DNA is featured on the dial*. Particles of Miss Liberty have been incorporated into the verdigris dial which also evokes the colour of oxidised copper.

RJ-ROMAIN JEROME Liberty-DNA Limited Edition watch

The facetted hands are bronze coloured and the vintage brown alligator leather strap sets the perfect finishing touch. The medallion on the case-back of the watch depicts the flame of liberty lighting up the stars and stripes of the American flag.

RJ-ROMAIN JEROME thus pays tribute to the most iconic of all emblems of liberty. In placing its watchmaking expertise at the service of Lady Liberty, RJ-Romain Jerome bears testimony to history and plays its part in striving to ensure that liberty continues to enlighten future generations.

RJ-ROMAIN JEROME Liberty-DNA Limited Edition

* Fragments of the Statue of Liberty were recovered during the restoration work undertaken for its centenary. In partnership with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Gold Leaf Corporation supplied the historical artifacts to RJ-Romain Jerome, which then incorporated it into the dial.

Technical details

Model: Liberty-DNA
Reference RJ.T.AU.LI.001.01

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self winding movement
Frequency: 28’800 v/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Central hours & minutes

Case
46 mm diameter
Black PVD-coated steel case
Engraved case back depicting the flame of liberty lighting up the stars and stripes of the American flag
Bezel: Bronze bezel which recalls the aesthetic of the statue’s famous crown. It will acquire a nice patina over the time, thereby adopting the Statue of Liberty colour
Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Verdigris coloured dial containing the DNA of the Lady
Hands: Facetted, polished and sandblasted hands

Strap
Brown vintage finishing alligator

Edition
Limited edition 125 pieces

Retail price
USD 14,900.- / CHF 13,500.- / EUR 12,500.-

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior.

In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue’s base and the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®, the American Family Immigration History Center® and its newest project The Peopling of America® Center scheduled for completion in 2013. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

Gold Leaf Corporation

Gold Leaf was established in 1984 and is the exclusive partner of The Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. for artifacts preserved from the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Gold Leaf is dedicated to utilizing the artifacts preserved from The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island in specially designed programs to perpetuate the idea and spirit of “Liberty Enlightening the World”.