On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, RJ-Romain Jerome is unveiling the fruit of an unprecedented collaborative endeavour with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and Gold Leaf Corporation. This encounter has resulted in a new RJ-Romain Jerome timepiece merging the brand DNA with that of Miss Liberty, thereby giving shape to a new symbolic legend: Liberty-DNA. RJ pays tribute to the most iconic of all emblems of liberty. In placing its watchmaking expertise at the service of Lady Liberty, the watchmaking Maison bears testimony to history and plays its part in striving to ensure that liberty continues to enlighten future generations.
Loyal to the aesthetic of the Statue of Liberty, the bronze bezel of this 125-piece limited-edition timepiece is adorned with 12 spikes reminiscent of the statue’s famous crown. It will acquire a delightful patina as it ages over time, thereby adopting the colour of the original, whose precious DNA is featured on the dial. Particles of Miss Liberty have been incorporated into the verdigris dial which also evokes the colour of oxidised copper.
With the limited Eyjafjallajökull-DNA collection, RJ-Romain Jerome sculpts volcano lava and illustrates the legends of our time and the mythologies that will forge the memory of the 21st century. Powerful, unstoppable and spectacular, the eruption of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 demonstrated the awesome force of nature. As ash filled the skies and lava overflowed, the world watched in wonder. The Eyjafjallajökull-DNA timepiece has this incredible event deeply embedded in it and is made from authentic rock and ash from the volcano.
Synonymous with volcanoes, ash and lava feature heavily in the collection. From the entire slice of lava that forms the dial to the rugged fields on the bezel that are made out of volcanic ash, all the materials come from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Complementing the forces of nature with the skill of RJ, the dial is stabilized on an onyx plate due to the fragile nature of lava. The red fissures representing the lava and the inscriptions on the dial are hand painted by a master miniature painter.