DIFC-DNA Watch - RJ-Romain Jerome


Limited edition of 7 pieces

CHF 19'950

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Rusted steel

The rusted and stabilized steel bezel contains original screws from the DIFC building

Purple stitches

Touches of purple as a reminder of Dubai Watch Week color

Straight lines

3 layered straight lines skeletonized movement


Celebrating a long time partnership with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the Middle East’s leading retailer of luxury Swiss watches, RJ-Romain Jerome is proud to introduce a limited edition of 7 timepieces, the DIFC-DNA, paying tribute to the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).


Several original screws from this iconic structure were shared with RJ-Romain Jerome, a brand known for its fusion of extreme materials, to create DIFC-DNA – an exclusive collection of seven timepieces commissioned by Sir Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi.


The synergy between DIFC and RJ-Romain Jerome was inevitable, with the two entities both being established in 2004 and driven by shared values. The Skylab model offered the perfect opportunity for collaboration. The 44mm steel case, with satin-finished skeletonised lugs and polished paws, is enhanced with an imposing and inimitable rusted steel bezel which follows the same process applied to the Titanic collection but instead incorporating the donated screws from the DIFC Gate Building. Melted with watchmaking steel, the alloy has been rusted, oxidised then stabilised to obtain such a single effect.

With its unique architectural structure with straight lines and angled bridges, the Skylab truly embodies both brands’ vision of the future. The manual winding movement with a 3 layered skeleton structure designed in-house is NAC finished and allows maximum transparency, in the same manner the DIFC demonstrates its core values of transparency, efficiency and integrity.


Launched during Dubai Watch Week 2016, hosted by Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and supported by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the timepiece reveals touches of purple, the official color and symbol of the fair. The small seconds counter indicators as well as the RJ logo are lacquered in purple and purple stitches have been sewn on the integrated alligator strap.

Honouring one of Dubai’s most symbolic buildings, this ultra exclusive collection is limited to seven pieces and available only at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. Part of RJ’s historical icons, it celebrates not only the past, the present but also the future. A new icon is born.




  • Movement Mechanical movement I 28,800 vph I 21 jewels
    NAC finished skeleton movement
  • Power reserve 48 hours
  • Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)
  • Functions Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
  • Case Ø 44mm, steel
  • Case back Sapphire crystal
  • Bezel Stabilised rusted steel containing DIFC original construction screws
  • Hands Rhodiumed and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
    Rhodiumed and satin-brushed seconds hand
  • Paws Polished steel
  • Lugs Hollowed, satin-finished steel
  • Crown Steel screw-lock crown
  • Strap Black alligator with steel pin buckle and purple stitches