Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA collection welcomes an automatic newcomer - A la Grande, meaning “without any compromise”, a fresh interpretation of the collection’s iconic watch. The new timepiece has been unveiled at Baselworld 2009.
A la Grande case is 4 mm bigger in size than the case of the previously introduced models, measuring 50 mm in diameter. It measures 53 mm together with the screw crown or clasps. Depending on the model, the four signature clasps, featured on a fully riveted oxidized steel bezel, are produced from steel, ceramic or 5N pink gold.
One more signature detail of the Titanic-DNA collection is the transverse cross integrating the dial of A la Grande watch and featuring the noble oxidation process. The traverse cross, with 116 rivets manually applied by Romain Jerome craftsmen, has been inspired by the hull and the boilers of the Titanic.
The black dial of the timepiece
is coated with coal resulting from the Titanic. The design of the steel hands, coated with Superluminova, has been inspired by the anchor of the ship.
According to Yvan Arpa, CEO and designer of Romain Jerome, the Titanic-DNA A la Grande, with its original design and its realization, the same as its predecessors, pays tribute to the legendary ship. As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the brand’s specialists spent two years to fully master the way to handle the rust and integrate it on the watch dials.
The new Romain Jerome watch is animated by the Concepto by Jacquet caliber C22RJ51. It is 50-meter water-resistant. It embraces the wrist with a Hornback crocodile leather strap or a rubber strap fitted with a polished steel folding clasp.
The Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA A la Grande watch will be available in a limited edition of 2012 pieces, with the number of pieces implying the year 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
A la Grande, with its bold design and powerful aesthetics is the new emblem of the Titanic-DNA collection.