A stellar system as viewed from a porthole: Romain Jerome Skylab

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    A stellar system as viewed from a porthole: Romain Jerome Skylab

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    The infinity of space has intrigued mankind for centuries. It’s certainly intrigued Romain Jerome. In honour of the likes of Magellan and Galileo his eponymous brand has created a new timepiece with an avant-garde design that features RJ-Romain Jerome’s first skeleton timepiece, and it’s called the Skylab.

    Named after NASA’s first space station and celebrating the 40th anniversary of its launch, RJ-Romain Jerome has designed the Skylab featuring a skeleton structure housed in a 44mm case reminiscent of the original space station and its revolutionary construction by combining sleek lines and a complex system of solar panels.

    Within the case is a complex five layered skeleton giving place to one’s imagination: every single component of the movement looks like it is floating in space carefully held by angled bridges that recall the geometrical patterns of a computer mother board. At the same time, the transparent sapphire glass at the back enhances the sense of zero gravity highlighting the single barrel at 12 o’clock and revealing the balance wheel at 6 o’clock while the RJ-Romain Jerome’s monogram appears at 3 o’clock.

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    Externally, the timepieces’ paws have been enlarged to enhance this new model while the lugs have been hollowed to lighten the watch and create a unique case closing system with fewer visible screws than on a regular timepiece.

    By enabling the main parts of the movement to be seen, the architecture of the skeleton shines in anthracite or is designed to represent the infinity of space in black PVD coated-steel.

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    Of course it wouldn’t be a Romain Jerome original if it did not include genuine material from the Apollo 11 mission on the bezel. Also available in 5N Rose Gold, the Skylab timepieces are designed to evoke a stellar system as viewed from a porthole.

    Prices for the Skylab watch range from $16,950 for the Skylab Heavy Metal and Speed Metal to $19,950 for the Skylab Red Metal.

    Visit the Romain Jerome website

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    Re: A stellar system as viewed from a porthole: Romain Jerome Skylab

    At least the third one looks okay.

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