Romain Jerome takes space pills


I honestly don’t know what Romain Jerome is smoking but this Roswell-inspired watch – actually just a funky render – is a hot mess.

When he started playing with the Titanic theme I thought it might be worth a second look but now he’s making these weird little vignette watches for the super rich that I really can’t get behind.

Quoth the press kit:

As part of its DNA of Famous Legends concept, featuring timepieces inspired by and created in tribute to the great legends of our times, the Maison Romain Jerome presents its second exclusive collection, entitled Moon Dust-DNA.

Legitimately proud of its Titanic-DNA collection dedicated to the world’s greatest maritime legend, Romain Jerome launches out into space in homage to the most fascinating human adventure of all: the conquest of space.

Moon Dust-DNA embodies this incredible odyssey and features its main protagonists. It honours the symbol of this headlong race, distinguished by confrontation as well as occasional collaboration between the American and Soviet superpowers, whose main aim was to reach the Moon.

The design of the Moon Dust-DNA collection is inspired by and incorporate the DNA heritage of the great players and major figures in the conquest of space. The materials composing the models in this collection incorporate authentic fragments from the aerospace universe such as moon dust as well as fragments of the Apollo XI and Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station (ISS).

Moon Dust-DNA features:

* A lunar dial based on a mineral deposit including Moon dust
* A 46 mm steel and titanium case incorporating steel from the Apollo XI spacecraft
* Rusted steel paws including fragments of the Soyuz spacecraft and
* A strap composed of fibres from a spacesuit worn during the ISS mission*.

Remember watchmakers, confusion is not the same as innovation.