RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Collection

Swiss luxury watch maker RJ Romain Jerome offers a new perspective of its Moon-DNA collection by presenting four new 1969 timepieces.

Introducing a retro, vintage design and a lighter 43mm case, the new 1969 timepieces reflect a nostalgic and bygone era of thin, geometrical clean lines combined with colourful, animated dials that will transport their owners into the mystical world of outer space.

The first model features a meteorite dial. RJ-Romain Jerome has chosen a type of meteorite much rarer than platinum or gold: Chondrites.

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Meteorite, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.03
RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Meteorite, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.03

This 1969 Meteorite satin-finished steel timepiece tinted with man’s dreams of the great unknown as most Meteorites, which have impacted the earth, are thought to have originated from the Asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.

Always using innovative materials, RJ-Romain Jerome has also found inspiration in Mother Earth’s treasures for the dials of three other 1969 timepieces. Commonly referred to as “SI”in the periodic table, the brand has used silicon on the dials of the 1969 models.

Silicon, also known as Silicium represents 90% of the Earth’s crust and is commonly used, once highly purified, as a semiconductor in most electronics today as well as in manufactured movements.

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Blue Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.02
RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Blue Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.02

Presented in blue, grey and brown, this natural translucent and very fragile element is coloured using a special PVD process giving the colours a textured finish highlighting each bold detail of this natural element.

Echoing the 1969 meteorite, the blue and grey Silicon dials are also perfectly fitted in a satin-finished steel case whereas the infinity of space is featured with a brown dial integrated into a black PVD-coated steel case and bezel.

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Grey Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.05
RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Grey Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.05

The small seconds counter applied at 9 o’clock onto every 1969 dial replicates, the visor used by the astronauts to guide the LEM safely onto the surface of the moon.

The crown holds, on its extremity, prints left on the moon by the landing pads of the lunar module. Furthermore the counter and the cut-out minute and second hand’s tips have been enhanced with Superluminova, emitting an electric blue luminescence in the dark.

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Black Metal Brown Silicium, Reference RJ.M.AU.021.01
RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Black Metal Brown Silicium, Reference RJ.M.AU.021.01

Other interesting details are the paws that secure the bezel and represent the emblematic X shape featured on all RJ-Romain Jerome timepieces.

The case backs are textured with a grainy stellar pattern and decorated with a medallion made from RJ’s Moon SilverRJ* reproducing the lunar surface.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber RJ003-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions  
Central hours and minutes, small second hand at 9 o’clock

Models

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Blue Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.02

  • Case: Ø43 mm in steel, case-back grainy textured stellar pattern with Moon Silver RJ* medallion
  • Bezel: Satin-finished steel
  • Dial: Silicium with blue PVD finish, rhodiumed inner ring
  • Hands: Rhodiumed, polished and satin brushed hands with superluminova on the tips
  • Strap: Black alligator
  • Buckle: Satin-brushed pin-buckle
  • Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
  • Limited series of 99 pieces
  • Retail price: USD 10,500.-/ CHF 8,990. – / EUR 8,950.-

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Meteorite, Reference RJ.M.AU.020.03

  • Case: Ø43 mm in steel, case-back grainy textured stellar pattern with Moon Silver RJ medallion
  • Bezel: Satin-finished steel
  • Dial: Meteorite, rhodiumed inner ring
  • Hands: Rhodiumed, polished and satin brushed hands with superluminova on the tips
  • Strap: Black alligator
  • Buckle: Satin-brushed pin-buckle
  • Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
  • Limited series of 99 pieces
  • Retail price: USD 11,500.- / CHF 9,990.-/ EUR 9,950.-

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Heavy Metal Grey Silicium, Reference: RJ.M.AU.020.05

  • Case: Ø43 mm in steel, case-back grainy textured stellar pattern with Moon Silver RJ medallion
  • Bezel: Satin-finished steel
  • Dial: Silicium with grey PVD finish, rhodiumed inner ring
  • Hands: Rhodiumed, polished and satin brushed hands with superluminova on the tips
  • Strap: Black alligator
  • Buckle: Satin-brushed pin-buckle
  • Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
  • Limited series of 99 pieces
  • Retail price: USD 10,500.-/ CHF 8,990.-/ EUR 8,950.-

RJ-Romain Jerome 1969 Black Metal Brown Silicium, Reference RJ.M.AU.021.01

  • Case: Ø43 mm in black PVD-coated steel, case-back grainy textured stellar pattern with  Moon Silver RJ medallion
  • Bezel: Black satin-finished steel
  • Dial: Silicium with brown PVD finish, black gold coloured inner ring
  • Hands: Black gold coloured, polished and satin brushed hands with superluminova on the tips
  • Strap: Black alligator
  • Buckle: Satin brushed and black PVD-coated steel pin buckle
  • Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
  • Limited series of 25 pieces
  • Retail price: USD 10,500.- / CHF 8,990.-/ EUR 8,950.-

*The Moon Silver RJ is a silver alloy developed by RJ-Romain Jerome with an extremely low oxidisation rate incorporating moon dust interacting on an infra-molecular level with the wearer of the watch creating a cosmic patina with time.

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