romain jerome

  • It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch)

    It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch)

    If you’re familiar with the watch company Romain Jerome you’d know that they do the best kind of pandering. The brand, which was once known for its odd watches made of moon rocks and metal from the Titanic, his created a series of nostalgic video game watches that are wildly overpriced but also wildly desirable. Their latest? A Donkey Kong watch that features the monkey and the… Read More

  • Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced adventures and is aimed at collectors who aren’t afraid to drop twenty grand on nostalgia. The watch is RJ’s third arcade-themed piece and joins his Pac Man watch as well as his Space Invaders piece. Read More

  • Romain Jerome Releases Spacecraft Black “Undercover” Watch

    Romain Jerome Releases Spacecraft Black “Undercover” Watch

    It’s Basel time again that means we’re going to be seeing some amazing watches coming out of Switzerland that cost more than an office block in downtown Detroit. Today we’re looking at the Spacecraft Black by Romain Jerome, a driver’s-style watch that is covered in black PVD and featuring a unique jump-hours display on the front edge and a rotating minutes hand on the top. Read More

  • Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Hands On With Romain Jerome’s Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

    Here is a high-end dive watch to consider if you like that Captain Nemo look. It is called the Octopus, and is from avant garde Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome (RJ). Those familiar with the Romain Jerome Titanic DNA collection of watches will recognize the styling of this new Octopus diver. Read More

  • The Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Watch Reviewed

    It takes a lot for a timepiece to be truly controversial. I am not just talking about people arguing whether a design is pretty or not. I mean a real discussion on whether the concept and construction of the watch is in good taste. Few people have been able to pull this off, and in the watch industry one man has been able to do it a few times – Yvan Arpa. For me, this watch sums him up… Read More

  • Space Invaders Video Game Gets A Luxury Wrist Watch Treatment

    The best part of these timepieces is easily the box. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures, but Romain Jerome showed me a sneak preview of the Space Invaders watches back in March. The idea is to recall some of the fun and playfulness, as well as the novelty of the late 1970s video game. The box is actually a light box and you place the watch inside of it. Actually the watch is already… Read More

  • 2011 Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA Mood Watches

    One of Romain Jerome’s new products for 2011 was a chronograph version of their Moon Dust DNA Black Moon and Steel Mood watches. These are probably some of the coolest Moon Dust DNA watches given the slick, eye-catching design. Of course, the concept inherently is meant to be provocative and not for everyone. So check out some of the interesting design features of this new chrono. Read More

  • Romain Jerome Titanic DNA Octopus Dive Watch Hands-On

    It really makes a lot of sense for there to be a real diver’s watch in the Titanic DNA collection from Romain Jerome. I mean the whole idea of the collection is to commemorate something that is deep underwater. Well the Titanic DNA diver is here with the RJ Octopus. The Octopus name is actually part of the “octo” theme which involves the number 8. There are special 8 sided… Read More

  • Romain Jerome Moon Invader Watches – With Real Moon

    Back at Baselworld 2010 I stopped by the Romain Jerome booth to see “what was cooking.” Turns out it was moon dust. As an extension of the Moon Dust DNA collection of watches, Romain Jerome (RJ) showed-off the “Moon Invader.” On the back of the watch is a metal plate meant to look like the moon that in it actually has dust from the moon baked into it. Read More

  • The Romain Jerome Steampunk: You Know, For Steam Punks

    Although the press release is gloriously ridiculous, the watch is pretty cool. RJ, maker of the Titanic watch, styled this piece on the Steampunk Meme of 2010. The watch is “steampunk” because it has little pistons, gears, and odd numerals on an otherwise bog-standard timepiece. No price, but production is limited to 2,012 pieces. Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • Romain Jerome TITANIC-DNA watches: Not for wrist use

    Romain Jerome has some cheek. They’ve released some renderings of a line of watches, called TITANIC-DNA, that are actually made from pieces of the Titanic. Here’s the rub: you can’t wear them. If they’re exposed to air they’ll begin to rust and fall apart. The only way to own one is to keep it in an argon-filled cylinder. No pricing and there’s no… Read More