Swiss luxury watch brand RJ has captured the essence of summer life in the Greek isles in a 10-piece limited edition series from the ARRAW Marine collection.
These timepieces were inspired by the most iconic symbols of Mykonos, from the blue of the Aegean Sea to the Greek windmills and the mighty rocks that form the Cyclades island.
Each ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition case, crafted in grade 5 titanium, comes adorned with the signature rubber RJ BumpersTM that define the ARRAW collection. The unique composite bezel combines sand with a high-performance resin created in-house by RJ. The unique sand-infused bezel is secured to the case with a metal grid whose shape alludes to the iconic windmills of Mykonos.
Many stages of dial treatment are required to impart the ARRAW Marine Mykonos with its lustrous Aegean blue effect, first sun-brushed, then galvanized, gradient-paintedand then coated with a transparent lacquer.
This hue refers both to the color of the sea as well as the legendary blue of Mykonos. The chronograph counters have been rhodium-plated to coordinate with the arrow-shaped, satin-finished hands, so that the limited-editions remain faithful to the ARRAW Marine family.
The RJ-2040 self-winding chronograph movement displays a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter with a date aperture at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 3 o’clock.
The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows a fascinating look at the oscillating weight, designed to reference the iconic windmills of Mykonos.
The ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition comes with a blue alligator strap that has been manually patinated to project the same casual ease that characterizes life in the Greek isles. The underside of the strap has been reinforced with a rubber insert for durability and comfort.
The special edition timepiece also comes with a black rubber bracelet, ideal for swimming or water sports, comes with the watch as well.
Changing out the strap is easily accomplished thanks to the interchangeable strap system. This hallmark of the ARRAW collection allows the strap to be released and an alternate strap installed with a simple ‘click’.
Only 10 ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition watches will be available throughout the world, sold exclusively in the Kessaris shops in Mykonos and Nammos Beach.
Model: Arraw Marine Mykonos Special Edition
Type: ARRAW Marine
Material: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed
Diameter: 45 mm
Bezel: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed. Insert in composite material combining a high-performance resin with sand
Lugs: Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and polished on the side. Inserts in black composite
RJ BumpersTM: Black rubber
Crystal: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Open in Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with sapphire crystal
Crown: Screw-lock crown in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert
Push-buttons: Grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet
Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding with oscillating weight with Mykonos wind mills design
Frequency: 28’800 alternances/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 57 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours approximately
Central hours and minutes
Central chronograph hand
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock
12hours counter at 6 o’clock
Date aperture at 6 o’clock
Sun-brushed blue galvanic dial, black gradient paint, polished lacquer and rhodium-plated counters
Appliques: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating
Hands: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Blue alligator leather on black rubber inlay and black stitching or Black rubber
Clasp: Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed, side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber