RJ “The Joker” Chronograph and “Two-Face” Skeleton (Limited Edition DC Comics Villains Watches in Partnership with Warner Bros.)

Swiss luxury watch maker RJ, in collaboration with one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has created two DC Comics Villains watches that are inspired by two of Batman’s biggest enemies: The Joker and Two-Face. The new collaboration builds on the global success of recent RJ creations like the Skylab Batman watch to deliver new watches that are based upon further iconic characters from the world of DC Entertainment.

Each watch will be produced in a limited edition of only 100 pieces and both The Joker and Two-Face versions will be the first collaborations to be presented in RJ’s all-new ARRAW watch case, the base for RJ signature collection. The Joker will be a self-winding chronograph and the Two-Face watch has a manual winding movement in striking skeleton format.

RJ THE JOKER

Batman’s original nemesis The Joker has been the arch enemy of Gotham City’s crimefighter since the very first edition of the DC comic in 1940. A criminal mastermind with a warped and sadistic sense of humour, he is the very antithesis of the Dark Knight, in both looks and attitude.

The new RJ Joker watch is inspired by this cunning criminal and perfectly reproduces the aesthetic of the comic strip villain. Design cues from his flamboyant character appear throughout the watch, from his lethal razor-tipped playing cards to his striking facial make-up.

The Joker chronograph is presented in a circular satin-brushed 45mm titanium version of RJ’s new ARRAW case. Noticeable for its four iconic rubber bumpers, beautifully shaped lugs and arrow-shaped hands, the ARRAW watch case is crowned by a titanium bezel that is laser engraved with an chaotic intentionally Joker motif.

Beneath the anti-reflective sapphire glass, each Joker dial in the 100-piece limited edition is individually hand-painted, meaning no two Joker watches will have the exact same make-up. The watch dial itself is a stylistic interpretation of the Joker’s own face, with a finish that is intricately airbrushed to evoke the make-up of the Gotham villain: two black eyes sit at the centre of the dial which fades to white at the edges to reflect the Joker’s striking skin tones. The ARRAW hands on the Joker watch are also uniquely stylised with playing card ‘Aces’ at their tips. The same ‘Aces’ are used as dial markers while the chronograph’s second hand is finished in Joker Purple with a stylised ‘J’ at its base.

The reverse of the titanium case features a bold laser-engraved portrait of the Joker himself, and each watch in the edition is individually numbered as a ‘One of 100 Limited Edition’.

Every RJ Joker watch comes with three interchangeable straps. Colourful alligator skin versions in bright green or purple with contrast stitching match the Joker’s hair and clothing and can be easily swapped by simply pressing the Batman logo release screw on the watch lugs. Each leather strap is lined in hard-wearing rubber, while a third full-rubber black strap is also provided. Each strap is fastened using a titanium deployment buckle clasp.

As part of the collectors’ edition, each watch will be presented with an exclusive deck of Joker playing cards.

Technical details

Reference
1C45C.TTTR.0629.AR.JOK18

Case
Type: ARRAW« Collaboration ».
Diameter: 45 mm.
Case: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed.
Bezel: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with « The Joker » motif laser engraved.
Lugs: Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and polished on the side. Inserts in black composite. Batman logo engraved on the side screw. RJ BumpersTM Black rubber.
Glass: Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Case back: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed. “The Joker” engraved on the weight.
Crown: Screw-lock in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert.
Push-buttons: Grade 5 titanium, satin-brushed.
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet.

Movement
Caliber: RJ2042Self-winding mechanical chronograph bidirectional movement.
Frequency rate: 28’800 alt/h (4 Hz).
Jewels: 57jewels.
Power reserve: 42 hours approximately.

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock, central chronograph hand, 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock and date window at 6 o’clock.

Dial
Color: Plaster-textured white dial. Black counters. Inner flange with seconds indication in “The Joker” color red.
Appliques: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “green emission” SuperLuminova. “The Joker” ace-shaped indexes.
Hands: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with “green emission” SuperLuminova. Central chronograph hand in « The Joker » purple color and featuring the character’s logo.

Strap
Type: Interchangeable “ARRAW” strap.
Material: Alligator in either purple or green with stitches and black rubber.
Clasp: Titanium deployant buckle clasp, polished and satin-brushed, side plates in black composite and joint in black rubber.

RJ TWO-FACE

The new RJ Two-Face watch is a remarkable interpretation of the complex and conflicted villain who, as Gotham City’s district attorney, used to be one of Batman’s biggest allies.

Using watchmaking techniques that are exclusive to RJ, the Two-Face watch uses a skeleton movement and distressed design cues to evoke the twisted physical and mental state of the crazed criminal. The left-hand side of the watch is intentionally clean and structured, while on the right side, the three-layer skeleton movement is exposed to show the inner workings of the watch, as if acid itself had burnt away the outer casing and dial.

The Two-Face watch uses a half-exposed manual skeleton movement with 48-hour reserve. Designed by RJ, the movement features chamfered edges and straight angles and sits within a circular satin-brushed 45mm titanium ARRAW case. By using an ARRAW case, the Two-Face watch sports the four iconic rubber bumpers, beautiful lugs and arrow-shaped hands that are core to all ARRAW-based watches.

The Two-Face watch is immediately distinguishable, however, thanks to its distressed outer bezel, in which the laser-engraved titanium bezel and calf leather strap have been intentionally structured along the right-hand side to echo the symmetrical disfiguring of Two-Face himself.


The dial itself, which sits beneath anti-reflective sapphire glass, reflects Two-Face’s personalities. The clean, structured left side carries a laser-engraved coin, which Two-Face famously spins to make life and death decisions and which, on the watch, serves as a turning second hand.

Like the watch itself, the calf leather strap is designed to have a clean and distressed side. Using a process unique to RJ, the right edge of the strap is given both a visual and tactile nature. The strap can be changed by pushing the release buttons in the form of original Batman logos on the case lugs.

The reverse of the titanium case features further laser-engraved distressing and each watch in the edition is individually numbered as a ‘One of 100 Limited Edition’.

As part of the collectors’ edition, each watch will be presented with an exclusive Two-Face coin, specially struck to commemorate the creation of the watch.

Technical details

Reference
1C45S.TTTR.5023.AR.TWF18

Case
Type: ARRAW« Collaboration »
Diameter: 45 mm
Case: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed and structured
Bezel: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed and structured
Lugs: Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and structured then polished on the side. Inserts in black composite. Batman logo engraved on the side screw. RJ BumpersTM Black rubber.
Glass: Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case back: Open with sapphire crystal and grade 5 titanium circular satin-brushed and structured.
Crown: Screw-lock in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert.
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet

Movement
Caliber: RJ004-MMechanical manual winding skeleton movement.
Frequency rate: 28’800 alt/h (4 Hz)
Jewels: 21jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours approximately

Functions
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock

Dial
Color: Black gradient paint and skeleton in NAC, anthracite or black chrome
Appliques: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “blue emission” SuperLuminova
Hands: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “blue emission” SuperLuminova. Small seconds as Two-Face coin.

Strap
Type: Interchangeable “ARRAW” strap.
Material: Plain and structured calf with rubber, grey andblack stitches.
Clasp: Plain and structured titanium deployant buckle clasp, side plates in black composite and joint in black rubber.
Additional strap provided in black rubber

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Note: BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s18)

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