Swiss luxury watch brand RJ Watches (earlier known as RJ-Romain Jerome or Romain Jerome) was founded in 2004.
In 2006, with the arrival of Mr. Yvan Arpa, the company gained new momentum and began to create exceptional timepieces inspired by, and created in tribute to, the great legends of our time. The big step was Baselworld 2007 where Romain Jerome presented its “DNA of famous legends” collection starring “Titanic-DNA”: a high end watch integrating real steel from the Titanic, drawn from the ocean floor.
In 2009, Romain Jerome celebrated another legendary and truly universal human adventure with its Moon Dust-DNA, made from the metal of spacecraft and moon dust, and accompanied by a certificate from the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).
In 2009, the owners of the limited liability company RJ Watches SA and its watch brand Romain Jerome decided to part with the Yvan Arpa (CEO), the head of administration, the sales director and two other staff members. The company announced the appointment of Mr Manuel Emch as its new CEO.
In 2017, after more than seven years at the helm of RJ-Romain Jerome, Manuel Emch announced his decision to leave the Geneva watchmaking company’s executive management to become the delegate of the Board of Directors.
In 2018, as the part of re-branding the brand changed its name from RJ-Romain Jerome to RJ and created the new punch line #JustRaw. Other major announcement in 2018 was the launch of the brand’s first core collection ARRAW.
During the Basel-world 2018, RJ Watches SA CEO Marco Tedeschi announced the takeover of the brand’s supplier of watch exterior components: Playing Moment SA, based in Nyon, Switzerland. This was the first step in the development of the RJ Manufacture christened RJ-FORGE. This integration will enable RJ to achieve vertical integration of its exterior component production and to begin manufacturing the parts required to make the brand’s future watch movements.
Official website: https://rjwatches.com