The first new collection from Romain Jerome
since taking new leadership under Manuel Emch is the Moon Invader line. Clearly a spawn of the Moon Dust DNA collection, the Moon Invader takes form (and some substance) from moon landers. Specifically, some pieces of the watch are from spare parts for the Apollo 11 craft. Take for instances the metal mesh dial on this"RJ Moon Invader Collection" Eminence Grise Automatic" watch, it is from the tire tread of lunar roving vehicles. You can see the now characteristic RJ "X" shape on the dial that extends to the ends of the watch where the "feet" are. These feet actually are connected vial ball and socket joints. Meant to "conform to your wrist." A bit gimmicky sure, but it should be fun enough. The dials are very clean, and I like how the elements are applied. The watches use blue SuperLumiNova for a cool night-time effect.
Two versions of the watch are going to be initially available - each in steel or rose gold. There is the Automatic and the Chronograph (see images below). The case is 46mm wide, with a caseback that is said to have little pieces of moon rock in it. Thus, when you are wearing the watch, you and pieces of the moon are "always as one." RICH words, but fun in a super cheesy way. Both of the watches have Swiss automatic movements (not sure the supplier), and will be limited to 1969 pieces each - easy to tell where that number came from. Look for the pieces relatively soon.
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