RJ-Romain Jerome studs limited edition skeleton watch with a dozen skulls


RJ-Romain Jerome has created a limited edition run of nine exclusive editions of its Skylab Speed Metal 48 Skulls timepiece.

The piece has a new satin-brushed internal bezel with sneering skulls acting as indexes.

Painted in cold enamel, the red skulls indicate the hours in a way that the company says acts “like any vanity that keeps reminding us of time passing”.

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All other aesthetics and technical aspects come from the original Skylab 48 Speed Metal model.

Explaining the construction and design of the watch, RJ-Romain says: “The inclination of the internal bezel gives a certain perspective and leads the eyes towards the vital organ of the watch, the skeleton movement.”

This manual winding movement built on 3 levels was designed by RJ. It displays small seconds at 9 o’clock, the barrel at 12 o’clock, and the balance wheel at 6 o’clock shown on the dial side.

A crocodile hornback strap has been given red stitching to recall the colour of life flowing through the veins, RJ says.

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