RJ-Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter GMT

Swiss luxury watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome has once again teamed up with La Joux-Perret to produce its latest timepiece, the Moon Orbiter GMT.

Taking some aspects of the original model, the new creation is equipped with an automatic flying tourbillon caliber, a made-to-measure movement which has been entirely redesigned. Unprecedented for the brand, the Moon Orbiter GMT sports an additional complication at 12 o’clock, developed exclusively for this model: a fully-integrated, jumping hour retrograde GMT feature.

The new time zone is accompanied by a day/night function, which is indicated by a fully-functional disc engraved with the sun and stars. The complication is regulated by means of a dedicated pusher at 2 o’clock on the case, acting as the timepiece’s claws as the continuity of RJ-Romain Jerome famous X symbol.

RJ-Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter GMT

Set atop a ceramic ball bearing, this distinctive X shape is also to be found on the rear side of the case, on the oscillating weight, balanced by inertia-blocks made from Moon Silver RJ, an alloy made of low oxidation silver and genuine moon dust. RJ-Romain Jerome’s unique spring piston lugs have been specially adapted for the new round case, ensuring maximum comfort on the wrist.

The Moon Orbiter GMT marks a break from the previous model with a 48 mm rounded case, made from steel incorporating elements from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. In the centre, the dial is arranged around the brand’s iconic traverses, in which a flying tourbillon is set at 9 o’clock, balanced by the time dial at 3 o’clock. The tourbillon is particularly remarkable for its assertive aesthetics and for the bridges’ highly contemporary architecture.

RJ-Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter GMT

Characteristics of the Moon Orbiter GMT, the plate and dial form one piece that is engraved with a stellar pattern motif. It allows maximum visibility on the movement’s circular-grained components and train, both on the dial and on the rear side.

To complete the timepiece, the black alligator strap has been enhanced with a red stitching. Constituting a contemporary embodiment of fine watchmaking, the Moon Orbiter GMT timepiece comes in a strictly limited edition of 25.

Technical details

Model: MOON ORBITER GMT
Reference RJ.M.TO.MO.011.01 | Collection Moon-DNA | Universe AIR

Movement
Caliber RJ7813L – Mechanical self-winding movement – Flying Tourbillon
Rate Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewelling: 38 jewels
Power reserve: 45 hours

Functions

Hours and minutes at 3’clock
12-hours GMT retrograde function indicated at 12 o’clock on subdial
Power reserve indicated at 6 o’clock on subdial
Flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock

Case
Ø 48 mm, satin-finished steel containing fragments of Apollo 11
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Bezel: Satin-finished steel
Pushbuttons: Steel
Lugs: Polished steel, fitted with cylinder system for optimal wrist adjustment, patented system
Crown: Steel screw-lock crown with black rubber
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)

Dial
Grey dial containing Moon Dust with laser engraved “stellar-patterned” and integrated X-shaped traverses
Circular satin-brushed counters
Hands: Rhodiumed and satin-brushed with red lacquer

Strap
Black alligator strap with red stitching and steel pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Retail price
CHF 99’000.–  / EUR 109’950.–  / GBP 90’950.–
USD 103’950.–  / HKD 855’500.–  / JPY 15’500’000.–

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