Friday, 13 December 2013

Introducing the Romain Jerome Skylab, the first RJ skeleton watch (with specs and price)

The first skeleton wristwatch from Romain Jerome, the open-worked bridges of the Skylab are inspired by the lines of NASA's first space station, which went into orbit 40 years ago.



Equipped with a open-worked movement from Concepto, the Romain Jerome Skylab is not just the brand's first skeleton timepiece, it is also the slimmest wristwatch in the Romain Jerome line-up.


The 44 mm case is based on the Titanic-DNA case as used in the Sailor's Grave, but slimmed down, most obviously with the thinner bezel and lugs.



The hand-wound movement is linear in its layout - the barrel is at 12 o'clock and the balance wheel is at six, while the gear train and keyless works sit in between. On the back the distinctive three-armed winding click spring marks this out as a Concept movement.



Three versions are available - all steel, black PVD coated steel bezel and rose gold bezel - each of which is limited to 99 pieces. The retail prices are US$16,950 for both steel models, and US$19,950 for the rose gold.

- SJX