Romain Jerome don’t have an illustrious history spanning decades, but then they don’t claim to either. So much emphasis is placed on heritage within the watch world, but it’s refreshing to see a young brand carving out their own niche in such an intensely competitive market.
Founded in 2004, Romain Jerome haven’t been around long at all, yet they’ve made a huge impression on both journalists and the general public. Their watches feature bold, striking designs but their unique nature really comes through in the materials they use in their construction.
Throughout their existence, Romain Jerome have toyed with notions of air, earth and sea, producing watches that are directly inspired by these elements of nature. They make up for their lack of history by utilising important pieces of historical artefacts in their watches, giving them a personality that’s completely unique to them.
The Titanic-DNA (pictures above) is constructed from steel taken from the wreck of the legendary ship, which has been blended with Lloyds Grade A steel provided by the shipyard where the Titanic was actually built. A noticeable design aspect is the oxidised bezel which, together with the unique dial, give the piece a decidedly steampunk feel.
Although its design is fairly far-out in comparison to other watch brands, the Titanic-DNA is actually one of the tamer designs in Romain Jerome’s line-up. The Moon Orbiter Speed Metal is on another planet in this respect though. Its black PVD-coated steel case is made with elements from the Apollo 11 space shuttle. Its dial contains Moon dust and its one-of-a-kind lugs boast a cylinder system, which allows for optimum comfort on the wrist.
Other watches in Romain Jerome’s eclectic range include their Eyjafjallajokull-DNA Volcano watch. Its unique dial has been made with lava stone from the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland that brought European airspace to a halt in 2010.
Romain Jerome are one of the more daring watch brands around. Their striking designs may divide the opinions of watch traditionalists, but there’s no denying the intense passion and attention to detail that goes into creating even the smallest details on these unique works of art.
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