In collaboration with Warner Bros. consumer Products and on behalf of DC Entertainment, RJ-Romain Jerome is bringing back the caped crusader – but this time in a new setting. With a 75-piece limited edition, the new Skylab Batman timepiece introduces a new facet of “The Dark Knight”. This is not the first RJ-Romain Jerome watch that is dedicated to the geeks among us and the Batman-models are usually especially cool. The Skylab Batman is no exception to that rule.
Available in the brand’s distinguishable Skylab model, transparency dominates the timepiece. The 48 mm bi-colored case made from polished as well as black PVD-coated steel features a Swiss made manual winding movement designed by Romain Jerome and characterized by straight lines and chamfered angles. The sapphire crystal on the dial side reveals the three-layers skeleton movement as well as the vital organs of the watch, the barrel at 12 o’clock and the balance wheel at 6 o’clock.
At the center of the dial, the skeletonized Batman logo blends in with the architectural mechanism. This functional applique, acting as the motion-work, recalls both the sheerness and sophistication of the skeleton movement. And – geek alert, geek alert! – the map of Gotham City has been metallized onto the back sapphire crystal glass. Looking into the dial, Batman seems to be overlooking Gotham City and when darkness comes, the bat signal shines blue to echo the previous Batman models as well as “The Dark Knight” trilogy aesthetics. The “blue emission” Super-LumiNova appears blue in the dark and black by day, while the “blue emission” Super-LumiNova which fills the tip of the hands also appears blue in the dark but white by day.
The RJ004-M mechanical movement works with 28,800 v/ph and provides a power reserve of 48 hours. It provides only hours and minutes.
The RJ-Romain Jerome Skylab Batman is water resistant up to 3 atm. It features a black alligator leather strap.