RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante Collection

Based in Switzerland, RJ-Romain Jerome creates exceptional mechanical timepieces inspired from the magic of the moon, the power of lava, and underwater mysteries. Now the brand takes inspiration from Mexico’s the “Día de los Muertos” celebrations honouring the dead, a UNESCO’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” since 2003, and unveils a range of provocative yet elegant timepieces studded with diamonds.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante Collection

By honouring the ones that have passed and celebrating their lives, the Mexican tradition has been exported to many parts of the world and is celebrated with many colourful decorations transcribed with caricatures of the dead that enliven the streets.

As a tribute to this tradition, RJ-Romain Jerome launched in 2012 a new provocative watch design. The “Día de los Muertos” and its colourful skull tease death but also reminds each man of the inevitability of it.

On November 2nd 2013, RJ-Romain Jerome celebrated this day by launching five new timepieces, limited to 25 pieces per model. These new timepieces have been designed to shine in the face of death by decorating each model with brilliant-cut diamonds, black sapphires or black spinels.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

By combining Mexican beliefs and RJ -Romain Jerome’s creativity, the “Dia de los Muertos Diamante” pushes all humans to reflect on their lives and accept their mortal fait ; Memento Mori.

Introducing a spiral setting on the bezel echoing the scrolling motifs adorning the skull on the 46 mm dial; these models are available with either brilliant-cut diamonds or black sapphires, 108 stones have been used to create this decorative pattern, respectively totalling around 0.57 cts and 0.71 cts.

The collection is completed with two other declinations, the first with a skull set with 374 black spinels for 0.62 cts and the second reproducing the set skull and adding an entirely diamond-pavé dial of 469 stones totalling around 0.57 cts. The third model features the brand’s iconic claws and emblematic X set with 232 diamonds of approximately 0.54 cts.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

By enhancing the bezel and the dial with precious stones, RJ-Romain Jerome further accentuates the contrast between the dark, deep matt and thrilling feeling of the timepieces and the shine of the stones which recall the lights of past lives.

All the stones used by RJ-Romain Jerome comply with the Kimberley Process certification scheme. They are set by hand according to traditional watch industry gem-setting techniques.

Technical details

Model: Día de los Muertos Diamante – Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.03

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

Movement
Caliber: RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46 mm
“Día de los Muertos” medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel: Black PVD-coated steel set with 108 black sapphires, 0.71 cts
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial  
Black mirror-polished dial
Engraved emblematic X shape
Skull-shaped “applique” adorned with a modern interpreted decoration, cold enamelled in different colours.
Polished RJ logo applied on the dial.
Hands: Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap
Black hornback alligator
Buckle: Folding clasp in black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
Limited series of 25 pieces

Retail price
USD 21,450.-/ CHF 19,950.- / EUR 18,450.-

Model: Día de los Muertos Diamante – Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.04

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case 
Ø46 mm
“Día de los Muertos” medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel: Black PVD-coated steel set with 108 diamonds (0.57 cts)
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Black mirror-polished dial
Engraved emblematic X shape
Skull-shaped “applique” adorned with a modern interpreted decoration, cold enamelled in different colours.
Polished RJ logo applied on the dial.
Hands: Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap
Black hornback alligator
Buckle: Folding clasp in black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition 
Limited series of 25 pieces

Retail price 
USD 21,450.-/ CHF 19,950.-/ EUR 18,450.-

Model: Día de los Muertos Diamante – Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.05

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46 mm
“Día de los Muertos” medallion engraved on the case back
Paws: Black satin-finished steel set with 64 diamonds (1.05 cts)
Bezel: Black ceramic
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial  
Black mirror-polished dial
Engraved emblematic X shape set with 232 diamonds (0.54 cts)
Skull-shaped “applique” adorned with a modern interpreted decoration, cold enamelled in different colours.
Hands: Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap 
Black hornback alligator
Buckle: Folding clasp in black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
Limited series of 25 pieces

Retail price 
USD 26,750.-/ CHF 24,950.-/ EUR 22,950.-

Model: Día de los Muertos Diamante – Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.06

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

Movement
Caliber: RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46 mm
“Día de los Muertos” medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel   Black PVD-coated steel set with 108 black sapphires (0.71 cts)
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial 
Black mirror-polished dial
Engraved emblematic X shape
Skull-shaped “applique” set with 374 black spinels (0.62 cts)
Polished RJ logo applied on the dial.
Hands: Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap
Black hornback alligator
Buckle: Folding clasp in black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
Limited series of 25 pieces

Retail price 
USD 31,950.- / CHF 29,950.- / EUR 27,950.-

Model: Día de los Muertos Diamante – Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.07

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Diamante

Movement
Caliber RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø46 mm
“Día de los Muertos” medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel: Black ceramic
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Set with 469 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.57 cts), skull shaped “applique“set with 374 black spinels (0.62 cts)
Hands: Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission” on the tips

Strap
Black hornback alligator
Buckle: Folding clasp in black PVD-coated steel

Limited edition
Limited series of 25 pieces

Retail price
USD 42,950.- / CHF 39,950.- / EUR 36,950.-

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