RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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 ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition watch in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Limited Edition in Partnership with MARVEL

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.

Technical details

Model: Arraw Spider-Man Special Edition
Reference: 1C45S.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19
Limited Edition: 100 pieces

Case
Type: Spider-Man
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

Movement
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

Functions
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds between 8 and 9 o’clock

Dial
Open-worked dial with black flange
Appliqués: Satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating

Hands
Hours and minutes: satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating
Small seconds: Black PVD, shaped to Spider-Man logo and filled with red lacquer

Strap
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material: Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo

Clasp
Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating
Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

Created in partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, the second MARVEL collaboration timepiece by Swiss luxury watch brand RJ, the new ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon, channels Spider-Man’s iconic style through every component, down to its plates, bridges, and gear.

The launch also marks RJ’s first movement manufactured completely in-house. In a first for the Swiss watchmaker, the highly innovative Spider-Man inspired central tourbillon movement was developed and produced wholly in-house at the new RJ Studio in Eysin, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.

With its first in-house central tourbillon, RJ set out to achieve a remarkably long power reserve which necessarily requires an oversized barrel. The barrel was placed at the center of the movement to accommodate its substantial width, spanning almost the entire dial. This clever design enabled the movement to generate a power reserve of 150 hours (more than six days).

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon watch

The sizeable barrel naturally meant that the tourbillon cage had to be placed above it, at the center of the movement and on the same axis. This unique construction provides a fantastic view of the regulator.

The hours and minutes are displayed in a unique peripheral format, made possible by a planetary gear system that orbits 360° around the tourbillon. The movement’s construction is entirely and uniquely coaxial. A 12-factor gear ratio allows the planetary minutes system to empower the progression of the hours.

RJ Watches ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

Adding to this innovation, the hour and minute display system is fixed on two very wide and high-precision ball bearings in order to optimize the movement’s efficiency as much as possible. The hands have been shaped to mimic the legs of the Spider icon.

The grade 5 titanium tourbillon cage and the going train wheels feature an openwork design shaped like a spider web, emphasizing lightness and leaving only the necessary material. Affixed on the main plate, the black eyes of the Spider-Man mask stand out thanks to their distinctive contrast finishing.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

Made in a 45mm case adorned with the RJ BUMPERS™ in rubber, the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is available in two materials with each version limited to only 10 pieces.

The first, in red, is crafted in a high-performance composite that combines superposed layers of black carbon and red fiberglass. The material is incredibly light and also offers a finely textured matte surface.

The second variation is made entirely of carbon in stealth black. Its shimmering grey and anthracite tone imparts the piece with a strong yet sleek look, perfectly suited to Spider-Man.

In order to maintain perfect symmetry, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon case has no crown. Winding of the barrel’s mainspring is done by lifting a hoop found on the case back then turning it like a key. This mechanism enables faster winding than with a traditional crown. To set the time, the wearer presses a concealed push button under the strap at 6 o’clock while turning the hoop in either direction.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

The case back features a cartridge engraving technique. The letters are polished and stand out from the micro-blasted back surface. Four sapphire crystals on the case back allow maximum visibility of the movement.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is made of black polyamide and recalls the texture of the superhero’s suit. It is embellished with the Spider icon which has been thermoformed on the bracelet in-between the lugs and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for optimal durability and comfort.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is equipped with the interchangeable ARRAW strap system, allowing the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ by pressing simultaneously on the two lug screws. On the clasp, a lever releases the strap from the deployment buckle, no tools required.

RJ ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon

For the first time the ARRAW watch box, characterized by its round shape and the iconic four RJ BUMPERS™, has been customized with Spider-Man’s attributes. Made of black wood, the watch box resembles a spider thanks to the eight spider legs fixed to the side.

Spider-Man’s web and logo are also engraved on the lid. Inside the box, the watch appears captured in a spider web made of steel. This part is removable, making the watch box easy to repurpose as desired.

Technical details

Model: Arraw Spider-Man Stealth Tourbillon Special Edition

RJ WATCHES Arraw Spider-Man Stealth Tourbillon Special Edition

Reference: 1C45T.BBBR.1010.PR.SPM19
Limited Edition: 10 pieces

Case
Type: Spider-Man
Diameter: 45 mm
Case 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 4 sapphire crystals
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet

Movement
Caliber RJ-7000 Mechanical manual winding movement with central tourbillon
Winding: Manual winding using the hoop on the case back
Frequency: 21’600 alternances/hour (3 Hz)
Jewels: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 150 hours (over 6 days)

Functions
Peripheral hours and minutes
Central tourbillon

Dial
Openwork dial with black flange
Appliques: Black ruthenium satin-brushed indexes with black luminescent coating
Hands: Black ruthenium satin-brushed with black luminescent coating

Strap
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material: Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo
Clasp: Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating. Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

Model: Arraw Spider-Man Tourbillon Special Edition

RJ WATCHES Arraw Spider-Man Tourbillon Special Edition

Reference: 1C45T.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19
Limited Edition: 10 pieces

Case
Type: Spider-Man
Diameter: 45 mm
Case material: Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
Bezel: Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
Lugs: Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
RJ BUMPERSTM: Black rubber
Crystal: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Open in grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with 4 sapphire crystals
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet

Movement
Caliber RJ-7000 Mechanical manual winding movement with central tourbillon
Winding: Manual winding using a hoop on the case back
Frequency: 21’600 alternances/hour (3 Hz)
Jewels: 29 jewels
Power reserve: 150 hours (over6 days)

Functions
Peripheral hours and minutes
Central tourbillon

Dial
Openwork dial with black flange
Appliques: Ruthenium satin-brushed indexes with luminescent coating
Hands Ruthenium satin-brushed with luminescent coating

Strap
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material: Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo
Clasp: Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating. Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’

Swiss luxury watch maker RJ has announced the brand’s participation in the 8th Only Watch charity auction and exhibition, benefitting the organization’s mission to support research on neuromuscular diseases, particularly Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The independent Swiss watchmaker will donate the ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’, a titanium timepiece created by RJ specifically for the charity auction with a one-of-a-kind, customized moon phase movement.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ 2019

The ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ will embark on a global tour and exhibition starting September 25, with stops in Monaco, Dubai, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Finally, on November 9 at 2 p.m. (Geneva Time), the ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ will be auctioned at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, in Geneva, under the hammer of Christie’s and under the patronage of His Sovereign Highness the Prince of Monaco.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ 2019

The unique timepiece created for Only Watch expands on the design of RJ’s new ARRAW 6919 model, a DNA concept timepiece created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The universe of space and the journey to the moon inspired multiple elements of its design, from its space-age aesthetic to the design of the patented moon phase movement.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ 2019

The ARRAW 6919 model features a patented RJ moon phase mechanism, the brand’s first in-house movement, and displays a three-dimensional moon rotating 360° during a complete mooncycle.

The ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ takes the Apollo 11 inspired concept even further witha special three-dimensional applique that is secured on the moon phase indicator driving wheel and represents the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module (CSM).

The engraving of geographic as well as selenographic coordinates add the finishing touch to the wheel’s design. The first coordinates correspond to the launch site at the Kennedy Space Station, and the second ones refer to the moon landing site on the Tranquility Base.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ 2019

The ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’ contains authentic material sourced from the original Apollo 11 spacecraft. The material is encased within a super light, high-performance composite created by RJ specifically for the ARRAW 6919 collection and forms the timepiece’s bezel. The design of the metal grid that securely fastens the composite bezel to the case was inspired by the Apollo 11 command module. Each ARRAW 6919 comes with a certificate, signed by the president of the Association of Space Explorers, guaranteeing the authenticity of the spacecraft material.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’

The ARRAW 6919‘Only Watch’ also comes equipped with a waterproof polyamide strap engraved with linear designs that recall the pattern made on the powdery lunar surface by the boot of Armstrong’s spacesuit.

RJ ARRAW 6919 ‘Only Watch’

The rugged and practical ARRAW strap system is also fully interchangeable. The strap is easily detached by pushing simultaneously on the two lug screws, allowing the strap to be released with a simple click. The clasp and deployment buckle are just as easily removed with the push of a lever, no tools required. The timepiece also offers water-resistance up to 100 meters or 330 feet.

Technical Specifications

Model: ARRAW 6919 ONLY WATCH
Reference: 1S45L.TZTR.8023.PR.ONW19
Limited Edition: Unique piece

Case
Type: ARRAW Space
Diameter: 45 mm
Case: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed
Bezel: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed. Insert in composite material combining a high-performance resin with parts from the Apollo 11 spacecraft
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
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet

Movement
Caliber RJ-2180 Mechanical self-winding movement with RJ 360° Moon phases mechanism
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding with oscillating weight with Saturn V rocket engines design
Frequency: 28’800 alternances/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 41jewels
Power reserve: 38 hours approximately

Functions
Central hours and minutes
Date aperture at 3 o’clock
Central 360° Moon phase with a three-dimensional applique representing the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module (CSM)

Dial
Sapphire dial open to the movement
Appliques: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating
Hands: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating

Strap
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material: Black polyamide on black rubber inlay and black stitching
Clasp: Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed, side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

RJ Introduces their newest ARRAW Space Collection in Tokyo

RJ CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi moved from Mexico, Las Vegas and Hong Kong to Tokyo on June 18 for the next leg of a tour celebrating RJ’s latest space-inspired watch collections.

RJ was joined by Mrs. Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese woman to travel into space. Mr. Tedeschi and Mrs. Mukai spoke to the intimate crowd about innovation, creativity, and discovery, a fitting introduction to the independent Swiss watchmaker’s new celestial timepieces: ARRAW 6919 and RJ Star Twist.

RJ ARRAW 6919 and RJ Star Twist.

Currently the Vice President of the Tokyo University of Sciences, Mrs. Mukai appeared with RJ as a member of The Association of Space Explorers (ASE).

This non-profit organization is composed of current and former astronauts who, like Mrs. Mukai, have completed at least one orbit of the earth over the course of their career. The partnership between RJ and the ASE began more than ten years ago forged on common grounds of innovation and creativity.

Marco Tedeschi, CEO and Creative Director of RJ, and Michael Lopez-Alegría, President of the Association of Space Explorers, have joined forces on numerous occasions to speak about space, science, and the future of engineering. The ASE continues to support RJ in the brand’s efforts to promote space exploration through the art and science of contemporary watchmaking.

Following Tedeschi’s ascension to RJ CEO and Creative Director in 2018 and his subsequent establishment of the RJ Studio, the brand’s in-house engineering progressed in rapid time. In less than a year, RJ patented two new manufacture mechanisms which figure prominently in its latest astronomically-inspired watches.

Those patents include a gem-set spinning bezel created for the Star Twist and a moon phase movement created for the ARRAW 6919, which displays a three-dimensional moon that rotates a full 360º. The new moon phase movement of the ARRAW 6919 marks a significant step forward in RJ’s evolution as the brand’s first in-house movement.

RJ’s engineering prowess and innovation also extends to material creativity. RJ was able to source material from the legendary Apollo 11 spacecraft for its ARRAW 6919 series, the only watches made with authentic spacecraft material that has gone to the moon and back. RJ encased the Apollo 11 spacecraft pieces within a super light, high-performance composite bezel created specifically for the collection. Available in 100 pieces each, the three ARRAW 6919 models were made to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first moon landing, and the ASE provides a certificate of authenticity for each watch.

Whether crafted in titanium, ceramic, or red gold+, the 45mm watches are readily identifiable as ARRAW models thanks to their readily identifiable features, including the iconic rubber RJ BumpersTM and RJ’s interchangeable strap system which allows the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ by pushing simultaneously on the two lug screws.

RJ Star Twist collection

The new Star Twist collection also marks a milestone for RJ as the brand’s first ladies’ collection. The Star Twist’s patented spinning bezels offer a unique “spin” on high horology for the modern woman. When in motion, the whirling gem-set bezels (adorned with sapphires, amethysts, or topaz) create a mesmerizing whirl of color that perfectly accentuates the depth and hue of the Star Twist’s painted dials.

The dial designs of these 39mm models depict four real, distinct deep space entities: Titanium Blue Spiral Galaxy, Titanium Purple Spiral Galaxy, Titanium Glowing Eye Nebula, and Gold Blue Magellanic Cloud. Each Star Twist colorway is limited to only 100 pieces.

In a world first, RJ has rendered these galaxies, nebulas, and clouds in four layers of paint and transparent coating over mother-of-pearl. The lustrous, multi-dimensional effect reinforces the immensity and chromatic range of a vast universe. The mesmerizing dials display central hours, minutes, and seconds, as well as a date aperture at 3 o’clock.

RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition Watch Series

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.

RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition Watch Series

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.

RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition Watch Series

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.

RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition Watch Series

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.

Technical details

Model: Arraw Marine Mykonos Special Edition

Reference
1M45C.TZTR.3557.AR.MYK19

Case
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

Movement
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

Functions
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

Dial
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

Strap
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

Limited Edition
10 pieces

RJ ARRAW 6919 Limited Edition

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft successfully landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind.”

Fifty years later, Swiss watchmaker RJ pays tribute to the Apollo 11 astronauts who first walked on the lunar surface with a new DNA concept tribute timepiece.

The RJ ARRAW 6919 is made with authentic material sourced from the original Apollo 11 spacecraft and featuring a patented Moon movement. From the moon to the wrist, the RJ ARRAW will inspire wonder for anyone who is fascinated by science, mechanics, and the vast universe of space.

RJ ARRAW 6919 Limited Edition watch

Each RJ ARRAW 6919 watch comes with an authenticity certificate by the Association of Space Explorers. The spacecraft material is encased within a super light, high-performance acrylic composite, created specifically for the ARRAW 6919, which forms the timepiece’s bezel.

Marco Tedeschi, CEO & Creative Director, looked to the Apollo 11 command module for design inspiration, creating a metal grid that would fasten the acrylic composite bezel to the case securely without covering the historic spacecraft DNA it preserves and displays.

RJ ARRAW 6919 Limited Edition

At 12 o’clock, the patented RJ Moon Phase mechanism displays a three-dimensional moon rotating 360° during a complete cycle of 29.5 days. The hour and minute indications at the center of the movement also indicate the location of the earth. All settings (time, moon indication, and date) are manipulated via the crown. The date set at 3 o’clock can be read with +4/–4 when the moon is between the gibbous moon and the first crescent.

RJ ARRAW 6919 Limited Edition

The ARRAW 6919 is available in three different materials: polished and satin-brushed grade 5 titanium, ceramic and 5N+ red gold, and each variation offers water-resistance up to 100 meters or 330 feet. Each colorway is limited to only 100 pieces.

The ARRAW 6919 is equipped with a waterproof polyamide strap engraved with linear designs that recall the pattern made in the powdery lunar surface by Armstrong’s space suit when he first stepped onto the moon.

The rugged ARRAW strap system is also interchangeable and allows the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ by pushing simultaneously on the two lug screws. The clasp and deployment buckle are just as easily removed with the push of a lever, no tools required.

Under the Leadership of CEO Marco Tedeschi, Swiss Watch Brand RJ Moves to Take Over the Americas with Total Re-Brand, a Watch from the Moon and Iconic Collaborations

Swiss luxury watch brand RJ has re-invented itself on every level in 2018, starting with a new official name. As part of this brand re-set, the Swiss watchmaker has appointed 33-year old Marco Tedeschi as the CEO of RJ.

Tedeschi continues to define a new era for RJ with a new manufacture, the so-called RJ Studio, his creative direction and modernized DNA as it sets out to make iconic, ambitious, and culturally-relevant contemporary luxury watches.

RJ has appointed Benoit Vullietas its new Managing Director of the Americas. Vulliet brings many years of international experience in the watch industry where he was responsible for luxury brands in the North and South American markets.

He has plans to meet with a host of new retail partners in Basel this month to lay the new foundations for RJ’s brand distribution and invite new retail partners throughout North America.

From March 21st – 24th 2019, RJ will showcase its latest watch novelties at the Swissotel le Plaza/Basel, including the ARRAW 6919, an in-house 360° moon phase timepiece made with authentic material from the Apollo 11 spacecraft which first placed man on the moon.

RJ will also highlight its first ever models dedicated to women. The new STAR TWIST collection features playful, interactive spinning bezels and galactic mother-of- pearl dial designs.

RJ will also present its recent DC comics collaboration, this time referencing two of Batman’s arch villains: ARRAW Two-Face and ARRAW The Joker.

Visitors to the RJ suite will also get the chance to see the RJ BE@RBRICK Spaceman, a collectible object created in partnership with Japanese toymaker MEDICOM TOY.

Designed in a limited edition of 500 pieces only and available exclusively to friends of RJ, the RJ BE@RBRICK Spaceman is a fitting symbol for a watch brand that takes inspiration from pop culture and the universe of space.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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’.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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

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. 

RJ WATCHES

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.

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Official website: https://rjwatches.com

RJ-Pac-Man Level III Watch – In Collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

Swiss luxury watch brand RJ* unveils its latest PAC-MANTM model in collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

The third PAC-MANTM watch called Level III features a black dial with a mirror-polished finish. The polished titanium bezel encircling it reveals a maze where PAC-MAN™ sets off on a race to chomp ghosts and hunt for cherries and Pac-Dots.

RJ-Pac-Man Level III Watch - In Collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

The game’s scene was depicted by 27 hand-crafted components which are separated into three levels shown on the dial. The blue aluminium that walls off the maze is sanded on the edges and polished on top. The raised walls were filled with black lacquer to heighten the 3D effect.

The game’s characters (PAC-MAN™, ghosts and cherries) are reproduced by carefully affixing pixellated appliques on the dial. Each applique was meticulously filled by hand with several different colours of lacquer. The brand’s monogram was given a satin finish and is framed at 12:00.

RJ-Pac-Man Level III Watch - In Collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

Both the game and the timepiece have depth thanks to the contrasting finishes of the dial’s components. Coated in black PVD surfacing, the watch’s 46 mm titanium case contains an automatic rewinding movement so the hours and minutes can be read in the middle. Articulated lugs secure a blue rubber strap that matches the blue accents on the dial.

The case back features a medallion of the legendary pixellated yellow video game character intertwined with the stellar pattern that continues on to the entire watch and strap.

The PAC-MANTM Level III watch was made in a limited series of 80, symbolic of the year the famous Japanese arcade game was released. Available from June 2018.

*RJ-Romain Jerome has changed its brand name to RJ.

RJ x Spider-Man Limited Edition

RJ Watches (RJ-Romain Jerome) has once again joined forces with one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world to release a unique collection dedicated to the most agile Super Hero, Spider-Man.

The 75-piece limited edition is presented in RJ’s elegant Skylab case which follows the rule of a classic round-shaped case with 4 lugs.

Enhanced with the 4 paws characteristic of the brand, the all black 48mm case reveals a skeleton movement offering endless transparency. This modern 3-layer movement featuring straight bridges and chamfered angles is designed by RJ.

RJ x Spider-Man Limited Edition watch

The intricacy of the model also resides in the different perspectives on the dial and the elements that intertwine – the central spider-shaped applique, the transparency of the skeleton as well as the web metallized on the sapphire crystal.

Spider-Man has widely spread into pop culture from its first appearance in the early sixties in a comic book to today. The Super Hero is thus evoked through a timeless spider logo taking center stage on the dial.

Technical details

Model: RJ x Spider-Man Limited Edition
Reference: RJ.M.AU.030.07 | Collection: Generational Icons | Universe: COLLABORATIONS

Movement
RJ004-M – Mechanical, manual winding
Black chrome skeleton
Frequency rate 28,800 vph
Jewelling 21 jewels
Power reserve 48 hours

Functions
Central hours and minutes

Case
Ø 48mm, black PVD-coated steel
Case back: Black PVD-coated satin finished steel with Spider-Man web metallized on sapphire crystal glass
Bezel: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Paws: Black PVD-coated polished steel
Lugs: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
Crown: Black PVD-coated steel screw-lock crown

Dial
Sandblasted black chrome-finished Spider-Man logo functional applique, hand-filled with red lacquer and held by two screws
Hands: Nickel and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with white Superluminova
C1 “blue emission”

Strap
Black rubber with black PVD-coated steel folding clasp

Edition
Limited edition 75 pieces

Retail price
CHF 18’950.-/ EUR 20’950.- / USD 19’500.- GBP 17’500.- / HKD 163’950.- / YEN 2’818’800.-