Baselworld 2017 – RJ Romain Jérôme Deep Blue Octopus

RJ Romain Jérôme unveils the Deep Blue Octopus, a marine timepiece stimulated by using the mysterious cephalopod. We test this new offbeat advent from the Geneva-based manufacturer.

With 8 palms bearing suction cups, camouflaging skin, otherworldly look, sentient look… Octopuses have captivated and inspired mankind considering that we first explored the oceans. RJ Romain Jérôme is dedicating its present day introduction to this animal both charming and rich in symbolism.

The RJ Romain Jérôme Deep Blue Octopus features a 47mm black PVD metallic reproducing the bilateral symmetry of the tentacled sea-beast and incorporating numerous of its aesthetical features. The interior of the rubber strap capabilities cool octopus-like suction cups. The range 8 is used across many functions (number of screws, water resistant to 888 toes, and so forth.)

another element inspired by the sea is the dial this is textured to remind an urchin check (their difficult shell / skeletal shape). Its alleviation has been filled with luminescent material. In its centre, a black DLC-covered copper Octopus is applied.

The crown at 9 o’clock lets in to modify the time or wind the automatic motion; the second of 3 o’clock is used to rotate the internal unidirectional rotating bezel (in sapphire) to preserve tune of elapsed time.

The RJ Romain Jérôme Deep Blue Octopus is launched in a 25-piece constrained edition and retails for CHF 19,950. For greater information, go to www.romainjerome.ch.


Technical specifications – RJ Romain Deep Blue Octopus

  • Case: 47 mm, black PVD lined metal – Sapphire crystal – case returned with octopus engraving – inner sapphire rotating bezel –  water proof against 888 feet / 270 meters
  • movement: calibre RJ002-A2, self-winding – 28’800 vibrations in step with hour – electricity reserve 42 hours – 23 jewels – hours, minutes, seconds.
  • Strap: rubber strap (with indoors octopus-like suction cups) with folding buckle
  • restrained version of 25 portions
  • price: CHF 19,950