During SIAR haute-horlogerie exhibition in Mexico, luxury Swiss watchmaker RJ has unveiled the ARRAW Spider-Man, the brand’s latest timepiece created its partnership with MARVEL.
The ARRAW Spider-Man watch, limited to only 100 pieces, features an in-house skeleton movement manufactured at RJ Studio and fully integrates the very essence of the MARVEL superhero into every last component.
RJ applied its innovative watchmaking vision to create a unique open-worked model that celebrates Spider-Man in the form of RJ-3005 skeleton movement shaped like a spider web. The main plate and bridges are filled with red lacquer and provide a view of the regulator at 6 o’clock and the barrel at 12 o’clock.
The dial’s open-worked design gives the impression of depth and dimension, from the inner bezel on which the minutes are displayed to the tilted indexes that link the inner bezel to the spider web.
The characteristic arrow-shaped hands of the ARRAW product line are set at the center of the movement. The small seconds indicator located between 8 and 9 o’clock takes the form of the ultimate Spider-Man symbol, a red-lacquered spider.
The 45mm ARRAW Spider-Man case is made of black carbon punctuated with rubber RJ BUMPERS™. The shimmering grey and anthracite effect of the carbon material gives the watch with a stealthy look.
The case back, made of grade 5 titanium, features a cartridge engraving technique. The letters are polished and stand out from the surface of the micro blasted back, adding depth to the engraving.
The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man is made of black polyamide that recalls the texture and durability of the superhero’s suit. A Spider icon appears between the lugs on each strap, embellished on each created using a high-tech thermoforming plastic molding technique and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for durability and optimal comfort. The stitching also recalls the pattern found on Spider-Man’s stealth suit.
The interchangeable strap system is identical to the one found on all the models from the ARRAW collection, allowing the wearer to release the strap quickly and easily by pressing simultaneously on the two lug screws. Inserting a new strap is just as simple. The deployment buckle can also easily be changed by pressing on its lever, with no tools required.
Model: Arraw Spider-Man Special Edition
Limited Edition: 100 pieces
Diameter: 45 mm
Material: Black carbon
Bezel: Black carbon
Lugs: Black carbon
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 in black PVD grade 5 titanium and black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet
Caliber RJ-3005 Mechanical manual winding skeleton movement
Winding: Manual winding with the crown
Frequency: 28’800 alternances/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 21 jewels
Power reserve: 48 hours approximately
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds between 8 and 9 o’clock
Open-worked dial with black flange
Appliqués: Satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating
Hours and minutes: satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating
Small seconds: Black PVD, shaped to Spider-Man logo and filled with red lacquer
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material: Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo
Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating
Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber