RJ-Romain Jerome “Día de los Muertos Resucitado” Collection

This year, Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome revives the symbolic timepieces from its Día de los Muertos collection with new colours and either a black or white finish.

Classified as part of UNESCO’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” since 2003, the “Día de los Muertos” is the most important date in the Mexican calendar. The festivities are accompanied with traditional music and bright coloured decorations, seen all over the streets of Mexico. It allows humanity to laugh at death with a certain degree of humour and provocation, echoing the spirit of RJ-Romain Jerome’s designs. In honour of this Mexican tradition, RJ-Romain Jerome celebrates life with the creation of these tantalizing timepieces, reminding us that every day is a gift and that death is a promise: “Memento Mori!”

The Día de los Muertos Resucitado offers a range of four new designs, each housed in a black PVD-coated 46mm steel case. The black ceramic bezel has undergone a delicate satin finish giving the watch a sleek aesthetic, drawing attention to RJ’s emblematic skull in the centre of the dial, also known as “calaveras”.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Resucitado Azul Pastel

Each “calaveras” is carefully hand-crafted with a modern interpretation of the champlevé decoration process skilfully hand painted in cold enamel and finally adorned on a mirror-polished dial. Available in summery turquoise with pastel trappings, bright white or deep black with black or white ornaments, “calaveras” literally give life to the watch.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Resucitado Blanco y Negro

Playing with the colours of darkness, a black PVD-coating has been applied to the steel paws, recreating RJ’s emblematic X motif that can be found engraved across the dial of many RJ timepieces. The combination of the black PVD-coated crown, black minute and hour brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission » tips and a black Hornback alligator strap create a striking contrast between the dark features of the watch and the bold and bright skull-shaped applique.

RJ-Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos Resucitado Negro y Blanco

Technical details
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
Ø 46 mm, Black PVD-coated steel and black ceramic
« Día de los Muertos » medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel: Black ceramic
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial Versions

  1. Día de los Muertos Resucitado Azul Pastel (Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.13): Black mirror-polished dial. Engraved traverses. Skull-shaped applique adorned with a modern champlevé decoration, cold enamelled in different pastel colours. Polished RJ logo applied on the dial. Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission »
  2. Día de los Muertos Resucitado Blanco y Negro (Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.09): Black mirror-polished dial. Engraved traverses. Skull-shaped applique adorned with a modern champlevé decoration, cold enamelled in black and white. Polished RJ logo applied on the dial. Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission »
  3. Día de los Muertos Resucitado Negro y Blanco (Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.10): Black mirror-polished dial. Engraved traverses. Skull-shaped applique adorned with a modern champlevé decoration, cold enamelled in black and white. Polished RJ logo applied on the dial. Black satin brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission »

Strap
Hornback alligator

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces per each version

Price
Retail price: USD 18,500.- / CHF 14,950.-/ EUR 14,950.-

Día de los Muertos Resucitado Oro Rojo
This “Resucitado” collection offers an additional model with red gold “calaveras” filigrees, paws, and minute and hours hands. This red gold edition gives the “Día de los Muertos Resucitado” collection a glowing new alternative. Part of RJ-Romain Jerome’s Historical Icons, this limited edition of 25 pieces per model pays tribute to the heritage of Mexican culture.

Model: Día de los Muertos Resucitado Oro Rojo
Reference RJ.T.AU.FM.001.11

Case: Ø46 mm, Red gold and black PVD-coated steel , « Día de los Muertos » medallion engraved on the case back , Bezel: Black ceramic
Dial: Black mirror-polished dial. Engraved traverses. Skull-shaped applique adorned with a modern champlevé decoration, cold enamelled in black and red gold colour. Polished RJ logo applied on the dial
Hands: Red gold brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission »
Strap: Hornback alligator
Limited edition of 25 pieces
Retail price: USD 20,950.-/ CHF 16,950.-/ EUR 16,500.-

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