RJ-Romain Jerome Space Invaders 1 ® 40 Limited Edition

In collaboration with TAITO Corporation (TAITO), RJ-Romain Jerome introduces for the first time, the icon of its Game-DNA collection in a 40mm case: the Space Invaders®40. This new addition is brought to you by popular demand and increasing curiosity for these pixilated figures. It’s now possible for horological and video game wizzes to create pairs, for him or for her, paying tribute to the 80’s era.

Available in a black PVD-coated steel case, the dial is fitted with a complex three layered base. The first two layers are bead blasted following a “straight graining” process that gives the third layer a detail-oriented pixel finish. Finally, the Space Invaders® are meticulously machined one by one, lacquered by hand in either white or coloured cold enamel, depending on the model, before placing and fixing by hand each pixel figurine on the dial.

This novelty has inherited the highly distinctive case design of the Moon Invader 40 allowing the details of the watch to transport the wearer and escape his daily affairs. Inspired by Man’s conquest of Space, four functional ball-and-socket joints have been placed on the corners of the case, resembling the legs of NASA’s Lunar Excursion Model (LEM). These extremely sophisticated components are mounted on axes enabling the watch to adjust to all wrist sizes.

Embodying another tangible token of Space, a dedicated medallion made of Moon Silver RJ– a silver alloy with an extremely low oxidation rate incorporating Moon Dust – appears on the stellar-patterned back of the watch’s rubber strap, replicating the surface of the Moon. Available in 78 pieces per model, all Space Invaders® aficionados will automatically get to the “Next Level” with this new addition to the Games-DNA collection.

ABOUT TAITO CORPORATION
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS®, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE®(BUST-A-MOVE®) and ARKANOID®. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.

ABOUT SPACE INVADERS®
Planned, developed, and released by TAITO Corporation (TAITO), the 1978 arcade game SPACE INVADERS® became an instant global phenomenon. Today, its iconic characters frequently appear both in licensed projects worldwide and as TAITO’s corporate mascots. TAITO is the exclusive owner of the global intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, for SPACE INVADERS and its characters, and takes an active role regarding new SPACE INVADERS-related enterprises.

SPACE INVADERS ® 40 White
Reference RJ.M.AU.IN.021.02

Movement
Caliber RJ003-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Water resistance: 30 meters (3atm)
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case  
Ø 40 mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in Moon Silver RJ representing the Moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown

Dial
Black 3D dial with 3 bead blasted & satin-brushed levels
Pixelated “Space Invaders ®” lacquered in white
Hands: Oxidized black and satin finished, with C1 superluminova

Strap
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle: Black PVD-coated steel

Edition
Limited edition: 78 pieces

Retail price
CHF 11,990.-/ EUR 11,950.-/ USD 14,950.-

SPACE INVADERS ® 40 Colours
Reference: RJ.M.AU.IN.021.01

Movement
Caliber RJ003-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 40 hours
Water resistance: 30 meters (3atm)
Functions: Central hours and minutes

Case 
Ø 40 mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in Moon Silver RJ representing the Moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown

Dial
Black 3D dial with 3 bead blasted & satin-brushed levels
Pixelated “Space Invaders®” lacquered in various colours
Hands: Oxidized black and satin finished, with C1 superluminova

Strap 
Black rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle: Black PVD-coated steel

Edition
Limited edition of 78 pieces per colour

Retail price
CHF 11,990.-/ EUR 11,950.-/ USD 14,950.-

 

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