The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is making news again as Swiss luxury watch maker RJ-Romain Jerome celebrates the fourth anniversary of this volcano’s eruption by launching new timepiece.
On April 14th 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull Icelandic volcano erupted causing the European airspace to shut down for a period of six days and 100,000 travellers were stranded in various parts of the world. In the same year, to mark this event RJ-Romain Jerome created the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA timepiece belonging to the “Earth” collection. Conveying memories of fire and lava, swept over by powerful images of dust and winds, the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA timepiece is a true testament to Mother Earth’s temper and man’s timeless respect when faced with her strength.
Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the eruption, RJ-Romain Jerome introduces the Eyjafjallajökull Evo timepiece inspired by the original legend. With a new retro, vintage look, the watch has evolved with a 43mm black PVD coated steel case designed by Daniel Haas.
The eruption has been immortalised with lava stone used as the base of the dial. The tips of the minute and hour hands mirror the grounded aircrafts whilst lava seems to be seeping through the dial with a beautifully hand drawn volcanic fissure in cold enamel. This exquisite handcrafted dial is highlighted by a black alligator strap, allowing the wearer to appreciate the chaotic scene unfolding on his wrist.
The Eyjafjallajökull Evo is available in a limited edition of 99 pieces.
Caliber RJ002-A, Mechanical self-winding movement
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 v/h
Power reserve: 40 hours
Indications: Central hours & minutes
Case, dial and strap
Case: Ø 43mm, black PVD coated steel case
Dial: Crafted from lava stone ejected by the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano with red fissures representing the lava seeping from a volcanic fissure
Hands: Rhodiumed hour & minute hands inspired by grounded planes
Bezel: Satin-finished black PVD-coated steel
Paws: Polished black PVD-coated steel
Lugs: Satin-finished black PVD-coated steel
Crown: Black PVD-coated steel
Case-back: Iceland map engraving
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Strap: Black alligator with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle
Limited edition: 99 pieces
Retail price: CHF 13,950.- / EUR 13,950.-/ USD 16,950.-