Fascinated by our Universe and man’s accomplishments, RJ-Romain Jerome re-interprets contemporary history through the design of a new and aesthetically advanced timepiece, the Skylab. Named after NASA’s first space station and celebrating the 40th anniversary of its launch, RJ-Romain Jerome has designed its Skylab featuring a skeleton structure housed in a 44 mm case that recalls the original space station and its revolutionary construction by combining sleek lines and a complex system of solar panels.
The generous yet refined case nests a complex five layered skeleton giving place to one’s imagination: every single component of the movement looks like it is floating in space carefully held by angled bridges that recall the geometrical patterns of a computer mother board. By enabling the main parts of the movement to be seen, the architecture of the skeleton is finished with a hand drawn stroke. True to the DNA of the brand each watch contains material from Apollo 11 mission on the case.
The Skylab is a combination of Man’s never-ending imagination through the looking glass of a fantasy world and his thirst for knowledge and discovery of unknown territories. The brands new design is a testimony to the conquest of space and the underlying dreams that made it possible.
- 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, anthracite PVD-coated steel containing fragments of Apollo 11
- Case back Sapphire crystal
- Bezel Anthracite PVD-coated satin-finished steel
- Hands Black oxidized satin-brushed hour and minute with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
Black oxidized satin-brushed second hands
- Paws Polished steel
- Lugs Hollowed, satin-finished steel
- Crown Steel screw-lock crown
- Strap Black alligator with steel pin buckle