RJ, the Geneva-based Swiss watchmaker, proudly introduced ARRAW, its first horological collection, adding to its portfolio of RJ Collaboration and RJ DNA watches. The ARRAW collection which also happens to be the brand’s first core collection is available for both men and women as a range of chronograph watches. It embodies RJ’s passion and commitment to true sophistication and distinctiveness.
RJ design elements originate from four different universes – Marine, Earth, Air and Space. For its first ARRAW collection, RJ was inspired by the Marine universe with every watch possessing anchor-shaped indexes, lugs reminiscent of the screws on a ship and, on the back of the watch, a helix shell engraving.
The dials of the watches in this collection are sun-brushed, galvanized and gradient-painted, before being coated with transparent lacquer to provide a true depth to the finishing. The chronograph’s galvanic black counters are integrated into the dial and are surrounded by circular displays that complement the satin-finished and arrow-shaped heads. The 30-minute-counter is placed at 9 o’clock, the 12-hour-counter and date appear at 6 o’clock and the small second counter at 3 o’clock.
The ARRAW collection is available in two sizes: 42 mm and 45 mm cases made from a range of materials, including titanium, black ceramic and red gold. The sleek case is the base for four iconic bumpers – a key element of RJ’s design DNA – in rubber which match composite elements ornamenting the polished and satin-finished lugs. The case is completed with push-buttons inspired by pistons from a ship’s engine room as well as a screwed-in crown guaranteeing water resistance to a depth of 100 meters.
Inside works the self-winding RJ-2040 chronograph movement.
All watches in the ARRAW collection are fitted with an interchangeable strap system that allows the stap to be release with a simple click. With the first models of the collection, a wide range of interchangeable rubber and alligator straps will be launched.