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”.


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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