On April 2nd 1912, waved off by admiring crowds, the Titanic cleaved the Atlantic waters for the very first time, ready to conquer the oceans. Shortly after leaving the Harland & Wolff shipyards in Belfast, this powerful symbol of the industrial age became a legend. 296 metres long, 53 metres high and weighing over 46,000 tons, this gem of the White Star Line hit the headlines worldwide.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic, RJ-Romain Jerome pays tribute to this seagoing giant that inspired its very first collection, by creating two special limited series: Steampunk Auto 100th Anniversary and Steampunk Chrono 100th Anniversary.
A century after its birth, the Titanic still embodies one of the most incredible challenges that humankind has ever undertaken. Housed in a 50 mm-diameter case featuring distinctive rough and raw finishes, the Steampunk models in the Titanic-DNA collection embody the ship’s sheer power. They feature a bezel in oxidised and then stabilised steel stemming from a fusion between metal from the legendary wreck lying 3,840 metres under, and that provided by the Harland & Wolff shipyards where the Titanic was built. For this anniversary edition, the mobile propellers appearing on the dial of the Steampunk and reminiscent of those on the legendary ship, have been oxidised and stabilised by the same process as that used for the bezels of Titanic-DNA watches. A unique medallion, commemorating the launch date of this titan of the seas, adorns the caseback of these timepieces issued in two 100-piece limited series.
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