RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer “By Jove!!!”

RESERVOIR has launched a new limited edition timepiece in collaboration with DARGAUD, publisher of the Blake and Mortimer series.

The RESERVOIR Blake and Mortimer “By Jove!!!” watch takes inspiration from the graphic universe of Edgar P. Jacobs. It is Francis Blake who indicates the minutes with his arm, the hour and minute digits using the lettering of the comic strip.

On September 26, 2021, DARGAUD celebrated the 75th anniversary of the appearance of the characters Blake and Mortimer. To mark this milestone, RESERVOIR has created an exceptional limited series of 75 pieces featuring a drawing of the mysterious flying machine…

On the first RESERVOIR watch, the dial of which it shares with Mortimer, it is with a very distinguished movement of the arm that it indicates the minutes. Blake’s arm indicates the passing of time, while at his feet, in a window, the hours pass.

Equipped with the same mechanical caliber as the other RESERVOIR collections, the watch is distinguished by the absence of an indication of the power reserve at the bottom of the dial to leave more room for the design.

Two characters in action in a composition as emblematic as it is dynamic, completed by a bubble using Mortimer’s favorite expression: “By Jove!!! The digits for the minutes and hours also reflect the handwriting of the albums. It is produced in high quality serigraphy; the characters stand out as if in relief on the dial.

The 316 L steel case with brushed finishes has a diameter of 41.5 mm. It offers total comfort when worn, reinforces the vintage look of the piece, mounted on a black leather strap fitted with a folding clasp.

The case back is engraved with a design of the swordfish and the words “So British since 1946”. The box is borrowed from the Longbridge, RESERVOIR’s most vintage collection.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR Blake & Mortimer “By Jove!!!” – Anniversary watch commemorating the 75th anniversary of the inaugural adventure of “Blake and Mortimer”, the first graphic novel designed and scripted by Edgar P. Jacobs: “The secret of the swordfish”.
Reference: RSV04.BM/133

Case
Diameter: 41.5mm
316L stainless steel case with brushed finish
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Screw-down crown
Water-resistance: 5ATM

Dial
Black dial with “Black & Mortimer” pattern

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minute, jumping Hour
Patented proprietary: 124 pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Black calf leather strap with stainless steel butterfly folding clasp
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap

Price
2’990 Euros TTC | $ 2’990MSRP excl. Taxes | £ 2’800 VAT incl.

Availability
Available to order from September 26, 2021
Delivery in December 2021