RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA Collection

Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome introduces the Nose Art-DNA, a new addition to its flagship DNA of legends collection of timepieces.

The new Nose Art-DNA watch is inspired from the famous WW II bomber aircraft Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the pin up arts used in combat aircrafts by pilots of the World war era. The Nose Art-DNA collection offers two timepieces.

RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA

Launched in January 1945, the Boeing B-17, also known as “Pink Lady” served many missions during WWII under the US army based in Great Britain. After the war, the “Lady” participated in multiple exploratory missions all over the globe and became the star of many motion pictures.

Prized for her loyalty and bold spirit, the “Pink Lady” is also recognized for her compelling Nose Art. This Art form first appeared on Italian and German aircrafts during The Great War. However, the golden age for Nose Art is reported to have taken place during WWII.

Many soldiers developed a strong bond with their aircraft during that time and affectionately decorated them with paintings of pin-ups or shark-mouths. The paintings were tolerated in many countries in an effort to boost the esprit de corps. Nose Art was thought to bring luck and courage to the soldiers. Pin-ups were rapidly praised for their beauty and became the soldier’s secret talismans.

It is with this spirit that each Nose Art-DNA watch plays a shy game of hide-and-seek with beautiful and seductive pin-ups of its own. Inspired by the famous Varga girls, the pin-ups on the case-backs of each timepiece add a burlesque twist.

RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA

Housed in a new 46mm case, the black PVD-coated steel timepiece highlights an original green and brown camouflage dial whilst the aesthetic nature of the red gold model is enhanced by a grey camouflage pattern. The minutes and second counters at 3 and 9 o’clock recall a cockpit with its reading instruments in the shape of satin-brushed minute and hour hands.

The case of the watch is enclosed by a specially designed flat sapphire crystal while the watch’s engine is composed of a mechanical self-winding Valjoux based chronograph movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. Each case back hides its own individually painted pin-up, delicately tucked under a transparent sapphire glass.

RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA

Inspired by aviator straps, the brand has added a calf NATO strap to both new models. This specific design was created to prevent the watch from sliding off the wrist while in the line of fire and was chosen by soldiers for its durability.

Limited edition, the Nose Art-DNA collection offers a selection of unique models to choose from the 99 timepieces per edition.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber: RJ001-CH, Mechanical self-winding movement
Jewelling: 27 jewels
Rate Frequency: 28,800 v/h
Power reserve: 42 hours
Water resistance: 3 atm

Functions 
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock

Model: Nose Art Black , Reference RJ.P.CH.002.01

RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA black watch
  • Case: Ø 46mm
  • Dial: Camouflage background; Black coloured numbers, inner bezel and counters
  • Hands: Black satin-brushed hour & minute hands with Superluminova C1. Black chronograph second hand enhanced with Superluminova C1, black and satin brushed second hand
  • Bezel: Black PVD-coated satin finished and polished steel
  • Paws: Black PVD-coated satin finished and polished steel
  • Pushbutton: Black PVD-coated steel
  • Lugs: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
  • Crown: Black PVD-coated steel with black rubber
  • Case-back: Unique pin-up painting with sapphire glass
  • Strap: Black Nato calf strap with PVD-coated steel pin buckle
  • Limited edition : 99 unique pieces
  • Retail price: CHF 9,950.-/ EUR 9,950.- / USD 12,500.-

Model: Nose Art Red, Reference RJ.P.CH.003.01

RJ-Romain Jerome Nose Art DNA red watch
  • Case: Ø 46mm
  • Dial: Camouflage background; Red gold numbers and counters, black coloured inner bezel
  • Hands: Red gold coloured satin-brushed hour & minute hands with Superluminova C1. Red gold chronograph second hand enhanced with Superluminova C1, red gold coloured and satin brushed second hand
  • Bezel: Red gold
  • Paws: Black PVD-coated satin finished and polished steel
  • Pushbutton: Black PVD-coated steel at 4 o’clock, with red gold insert at 2 o’clock
  • Lugs: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
  • Crown: Black PVD-coated steel with black rubber
  • Case-back: Unique pin-up painting with sapphire glass
  • Strap: Grey Nato calf strap with PVD-coated steel pin buckle
  • Limited edition: 99 unique pieces
  • Retail price: CHF 12,950.- / EUR 12,950.- / USD 15,950.-

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