Romain Jerome Moon Dust Chrono Black Mood RJ.M.CH.001.01
In its ongoing journey from Earth to Moon, RJ-Romain Jerome has dreamed up a new generation of time instruments. The Black Mood and Steel Mood chronographs are enriching the Moon Dust-DNA collection with new aesthetic statements.
Black Mood expresses lunar time with a PVD-blackened steel instrument featuring a round 46 mm case carrying the iconic RJ-Romain Jerome 'paws' and topped by a carbon fibre-coated bezel with a soul forged from fragments of Apollo 11. The date of that historical mission has naturally inspired the number of this limited edition: 1969. Its 'instrumental' vocation is further highlighted by the red anodised titanium pusher at 2 o'clock, serving to start and stop the chronograph driven by a self-winding movement. The reset button at 4 o'clock is also notched.
The black dial is a hand-sculpted depiction of the lunar surface and its material contains a small amount of the precious Moon Dust ‚Äì of which only a few thousand grams have been brought back to Earth. The circular seconds counter at 9 o'clock features a four-blade 'hand' evoking satellite solar panels (one of the blades is red in order to serve as a time marker). The deliberately oxidised black hour and minutes hands are coated with 'blue emission' Superluminova. Devotees of astro-horological missions will be able to opt for the alligator strap with woven textile and carbon fibres recovered from ISS spacesuits‚Ä¶
With the Steel Mood, the Moon Dust-DNA treats itself to a poetic flight of fancy into the dreamlike purity of watchmaking Moonlight. The chronograph carries all the distinctive RJ-Romain Jerome design codes (a round 46 mm case with four 'paws', screw-locked lugs, large notched pushers including a red anodised start button, and a four-blade propeller shaped like satellite solar panels with a red seconds marker), but the dial appears in a 'lunar grey' livery (also containing dust from the Moon of which it evokes the surface); and the bezel is made from carbon fibres (with a steel base made as always from a fusion between steel and fragments of the Apollo 11 capsule ‚Äì hence the 1969-piece limited edition). The black rubber strap confirms this dreamlike dimension of a Moon that transcends changing times and fashions, although future owners may also choose a black leather strap reinforced by technical fibres from an ISS spacesuit.
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Case||Black PVD Coated Stainless Steel. Carbon fibre & black PVD-coated steel|
|Clasp Type||Black PVD Coated Stainless Steel Folding Clasp|
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|Hands||Oxidised polished hands with blue emission" Superluminova C1.|
|Movement||RJ001-C Mechanical self-winding movement ‚Äì Chronograph - RJ oscillating weight|
|Water Resistance||30 M|