Business By Day, Hero by Night – 75 Years of Batman
RJ-Romain Jerome joins forces with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman. Introducing a new legend to its Collaborations collection, RJ-Romain Jerome pays tribute to Gotham City’s Super Hero with a timepiece inspired by the Dark Knight: the Batman-DNA.
Gotham City’s vigilante, Batman has become an international cultural icon characterized by his strength, intellect and will to fight evil. Batman is an enigmatic Super Hero who does not sport any super powers but relies on science, technology and his superior intellect to assuage his war against crime. First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27 featuring artwork by artist Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman has evolved throughout the years, forging his double identity along the way.
RJ-Romain Jerome and Warner Bros. Consumer Products introduce the watch brand’s first Super Hero timepiece: the Batman-DNA. This exciting new collaboration puts forth one of today’s most recognized Super Heroes who is only human. It is this aspect of Batman’s personality that attracted Manuel Emch, CEO of RJ Watches: “I have always been a fan of Batman, his mysterious character and double identity is an exhaustible source of inspiration. He represents a duality between good and evil in a contemporary world.”
Inspired by Batman’s heroic personality, the aesthetics of the timepiece are an acknowledgment to the fantastic world that has been built around his character. Housed in a 46 mm black PVD-coated steel case, the black bezel has been machine-worked to showcase the bold and singular facets, recalling the angular contours of the “Batmobile.” The dial of the Batman-DNA mirrors the Gotham City Super Hero’s personality – raw, yet sophisticated. An eye-catching Batman emblem applique, lacquered in black, is placed at the center of the dial. The legendary “Bat-Signal”, shines at night thanks to an engraving, filled with black Superluminova, which outlines the hero’s famous symbol. The rest of the dial has undergone RJ-Romain Jerome’s special “rough” finish, giving the watch a dark and edgy look.
The RJ logo applique is placed at 12 o’clock, allowing each detail of the dial to stand out and amaze the wearer each time he looks at the watch. A black Hornback crocodile strap has also been added to the timepiece, resembling Batman’s avant-garde leather gear.
Additionally, an engraving of the Batman emblem can be found on the back of each watch, placed on a “rough” finished medallion, accentuating the darkness of the timepiece.
Limited to 75 pieces, the Batman-DNA celebrates the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary. After seven and a half decades of entertaining fans through comic books and films, Gotham City’s Super Hero is now a piece of wearable art on the wrist! Worthy of a geekgasm, and watchgasm any day of the week!
|Reference RJ.T.AU.WB.001.01 | Collection GENERATIONAL ICONS | Universe COLLABORATIONS|
|Mechanical self-winding movement|
|Frequency 28,800 A/h|
|Jewelling 23 jewels|
|Power reserve 42 hours|
|Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)|
|Functions Central hours and minutes|
|Case Ø 46 mm|
|Black PVD-coated steel|
|Batman medallion engraved on the case back with RJ’s “rough” finish|
|Bezel Faceted Black PVD-coated steel, polished and satin-brushed|
|Dial Batman applique filled with black mat lacquer|
|“Graphite” effect engraving filled with black Superluminova C1 “blue emission”|
|Polished RJ logo applied on the dial|
|Paws Faceted, satin-finished black PVD-coated steel|
|Hands Black satin-brushed hands with superluminova C1 “blue emission”|
|Strap Black Hornback crocodile|
|Limited edition Limited edition of 75 pieces|
|Retail price USD 18,500.-* / CHF 14,950.-* / EUR 14,950.-*|
— Featured and Body Photo Credits: BeckerTime’s Archive.