Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition Watch Review

Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition Watch Review

With a constant supply of cards up their sleeve, Romain Jerome are cementing their ranking once again as one of the finest creators of unique watches by joining forces with DC Entertainment to bring us the new Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition watch. Never dealing a bad hand when it comes to quality, RJ watches honour Batman’s original nemesis with a 100-piece set with each Joker watch boasting a design full of quirky and dark comic strip inspired tropes.

RJ are renowned for their frighteningly incredible range of luxury Swiss timepieces and the Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition watch fits perfectly beside their other collaborations like the Skylab Batman and Spiderman watches. But of course, no hero is made without a villain and the outrageous fashion sense, warped attitude and dark sense of humour of the Joker makes him the perfect centrepiece to Romain Jerome’s new watch collection.

“The  ARRAW  Joker  watch  is  the  perfect  example  of  an  RJ  collaboration,”  says  RJ  CEO  and  Creative  Director  Marco  Tedeschi.  “Like  every  RJ  creation  it  is  first  and  foremost  a  statement  in  horology,  combining  Swiss  Made  craftsmanship  with  the  latest  RJ  ARRAW  designs.  It  is  also  a  bold  statement  in  creativity  and  pop  culture,  taking  its  inspiration  from  one  of  DC  Comics’  most  flamboyant  villains  to  create  a  watch  that  possesses  the  same  flair  and  character.”

Every design aspect of the Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker watch is inspired by the criminal mastermind with cues of the flamboyant character appearing on the dial, case and strap. The 45mm satin brushed titanium case and bezel is super lightweight and is laser engraved by a highly detailed Joker motif. Meanwhile on the reverse of the case, you can see another bold portrait of the Joker alongside a statement of “One of 100”.

The dial of the Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition watch is a masterpiece, wholly inspired the Joker’s own face. Housed beneath anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass, every single dial of the RJ Joker watch is individually hand-painted meaning no two editions are the same. The dial is designed with a pressed ‘plaster’ finish that has been airbrushed to look like the Joker’s own makeup while the two black chronograph sub dials evoke the criminal’s chilling eyes.

The Joker’s manic personality and obsession with playing card’s is further represented on the dial by unique stylised hands shaped like aces. The same aces are used as dial markers while the chronograph seconds hand is painted in purple to compliment the Joker’s famous jacket and tie. To power the Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker watch, the RJ2042 self-winding mechanical movement is used and equips the limited edition with central hour and minutes, a small seconds dial at 3 o clock, central chronograph seconds, a 30 minutes counter at 9 o clock and a date window at 6 o clock.

Every 100-piece edition of the RJ Arraw Joker watch comes with three interchangeable straps that can be easily swapped by pressing the Batman logo release on the watch’s lugs. With a black rubber strap and two colourful alligator leather straps in bright green and purple, you can create three completely different versions of the watch with each strap matching elements of the Joker’s aesthetic. All three straps are fitted with a matching titanium deployment buckle for ease of use.

RJ are known for their highly collectable timepieces and this Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition watch is no different. With only 100 pieces available, we highly recommend getting your order in for one as quickly as possible. Plus, as part of the collector’s edition, your Joker watch will be presented with an exclusive deck of Joker playing cards. For more information on the RJ Joker watch and where to get your own, click here.

Specifications: Romain Jerome ARRAW Joker Limited Edition Watch (1C45C.TTTR.0629.RB.JOK18)

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Case Material: Grade 5 titanium
  • Bezel: Fixed titanium with laser engraved Joker motif
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Case Back: Closed titanium with Joker engraving
  • Crown: Screw lock titanium with black rubber insert
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: RJ2042 self-winding mechanical calibre
  • Functions: Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 3 o clock, central chronograph hand, 30 minutes counter at 9 o clock and date window at 6 o clock
  • Frequency: 28,800 bph
  • Jewels: 57
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Dial: White textured with black counters, rhodium plated indexes with Superluminova coating
  • Strap: Black rubber, green alligator leather and purple alligator leather. All with titanium deployment clasp
  • RRP: £15,000
  • Limited Edition: 100 pieces

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