Romain Jerome have chosen to pay tribute to late 20th Century pop culture with their Romain Jerome Space Invaders watch.
They are releasing two limited edition watches that are a nostalgic tribute to the late 1970`s videogame Space Invaders.
78 pieces of each will be made, one in colour and the other in monochrome, both feature 3.5mm pixelated space invaders that have been individually machined, hand applied and coated with superluminova.
The Romain Jerome Space Invaders watch uses the same case as their Moon Invader series and is 46mm wide in black PVD steel. The rear of the watch features a dedication plate made from special “Moon Silver RJ” a silver alloy that incorporates moon rock.
Apparently Manuel Emch the CEO of Romain Jerome is a former Space Invaders addict so will no doubt get a kick out of their latest creation.
More information at the RJ website: www.romainjerome.ch
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3 atm
Functions Central hours and minutes
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Case with integrated back, composed of spare parts from Apollo 11
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in MOON SILVERRJ representing the moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Dial Black 3D dial with 3 beadblasted & satin-brushed levels.
Pixelated « Space Invaders® » lacquered in various original colours
Hands Oxidised black, polished, with C1 superluminova
Strap Black vulcanised rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel
Limited edition 78 pieces (in reference to the year the game was launched)