Watchuseek covered RJ's collection during Baselworld. Since then, RJ has released two novelties for the Mexican market.
As part of UNESCO’s "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" since 2003, on November 2nd, the Día de los Muertos, brightens up the streets of Mexico with its related festivities and traditions. Romain Jerome celebrates life with the Día de los Muertos Clásico collection.
Día de los Muertos Clásico collection comes in three designs, each housed in a 43 mm black PVD-coated steel case. The black bezel has been engraved with RJ’s Calaveras and filigree decorations. The dial sports the brands recognizable X traverses while the rest of the surface is filled with engravings of the famous skull, creating a unique sense of depth. The main Calaveras applique is carefully set in the center of the dial. Each design is limited to 99 pieces.
The second novelty is Lucha Libre, which is based on the free fighting sport respected and valued throughout Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. The wrestlers, also known as Luchadores are agile and esteemed performers, characterized by colorful and sacred masks. The Masks of the Luchadores have a historical reference which can be traced back to the Aztec era.
The mask represent animals, gods or ancient heroes, whose spirits are embodied by the Luchador during the fight. The Luchador goes to great lengths to conceal his identity as removing the mask is a great offence. The masks have therefore become iconic symbols of Mexican pop culture and it is now very common to find the masks incorporated into various forms of art all around the world.
Lucha Libre comes in a 46 mm all black PVD-coated steel case. The mask on dial has been hand lacquered in red, green and white, sporting the colors of the Mexican flag. This limited edition of 25 pieces is finished with a black Hornback strap.
Visit Romain Jerome website