Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome pays tribute to the legendary DeLorean DMC-12 sports car by unveiling a new limited edition timepiece, the Delorean-DNA Burnout.
In order to attain maximum speed and reach the targeted date, the emblematic 80’s car acts as a Time Machine whilst spinning its wheels and hitting the brakes. This process is called a “burnout” and leaves a trace as a result of the fusion between the tire’s rubber and the asphalt.
The textured dial of the DeLorean-DNA Burnout was made from this exceptional fusion of materials and is housed in a 46 mm steel case. The timepiece also features a brushed steel bezel containing elements from the original bodywork of the DMC sports car and the small seconds counter recalling the car’s dashboard with bright orange indexes.This new model is limited to only 30 pieces.
Since its debut in 1981 DeLorean has earned its place in pop-culture iconography. The sport cars’ easily recognizable gull-wing doors, stainless steel body, and rear mounted engine has appeared in movies, video games, and television shows.
The DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), based in Humble, TX, USA, acquired the original company’s name in 1995 and now owns the largest remaining original parts stock from the factory, US stock and original suppliers. DMC assembles services, appraises, restores and sells DeLorean automobiles, parts, accessories and merchandise to customers around the world. DMC custom-assembles cars to order, featuring parts or designs from the original DeLorean automobile, with modern engine and suspension technology. A variety of DeLorean products have been developed through licensing relationships with manufacturers in footwear, apparel, toys, collectibles, gaming and other product categories.
Model: DeLorean-DNA Burnout
Collection: Generational Icons
Mechanical self-winding movement – Chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 v/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and central seconds
DMC medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel: Brushed stainless steel containing elements from the original bodywork of a DeLorean sports car
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Asphalt effect with orange and white indexes
Rhodiumed and satin-brushed chronograph counters. Small seconds counter recalls the car’s dashboard
Hands: Rhodiumed, satin-brushed and bead-blasted hours and minutes hands with superluminova “blue emission”. Rhodiumed chronograph second and counters’ hand inspired by automobile dashboards
Upholstery black leather with anthracite grey stitching
Buckle: Polished stainless steel with folding claps
CHF 14,990.- / EUR 16,950.- / USD 17,500.-