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RJ-ROMAIN JEROME

DEEP BLUE OCTOPUS


RJ-Romain Jerome translates the aesthetic features of the aquatic creature into a spectacular and steampunk like timepiece. Found in the depths of the ocean, the octopus is often portrayed as a sea monster in varied stories. These qualities and attributes held in folklore inform the aesthetics.

Deep Blue Octopus incorporates all characteristics and aesthetical features of the animal with a meticulous care devoted to each detail. It sports an all-black stealth look to echo the darkness of the ocean. The 47mm case with all elements in black PVD-coated steel, reproduces the bilateral symmetry typical of the octopus, with the two crowns at 3 and 9 o’clock. The new model is equipped with an exclusive internal unidirectional rotating sapphire bezel featuring engraved five-minute graduation and a luminescent time indicator at 12h, which is activated by the 3 o’clock crown for the elapsed time controller while the 9 o’clock crown sets the time.

The cephalopod is omnipresent and can be admired from all angles- sitting at the centre of the dial, hiding on the case back or on the 3 o’clock crown. Hidden as well, the inside of the integrated black vulcanized rubber strap reveals suction cups as if the strap was one of the octopus’ leg! The timepiece has also been built around the number eight to recall the 8 legs of the Octopus: there are 8 head screws on the case, 8 screws holding the case back as well as 8 rivets on each crown. And finally, the Deep Blue Octopus is water resistant down to 888 feet to explore the seabed. Talk about detailing!

The dial, like the ocean floor, is textured thanks to the reproduction of a sea urchin skeleton. The plate has been machined-worked and rhodium-coated for more resistance and brilliance then covered with a transparent blue resin to mimic the blue colour of the ocean. With his ability to hide at night, the octopus disappears to let the luminescence shine through the inserts in the sea urchin cavities which have been individually hand-filled. To finish off this Octopus infused timepiece, the bezel is a reminder that this collection rightly belongs to RJ’s SEA universe. The black PVD-coated steel notched bezel contains oxidized and stabilized steel from the Titanic, another maritime giant!

“We produce very limited and exclusive editions. We produce to under match demand, to create desirability and
value,” explains Manuel Emch, CEO of RJ-Romain Jerome.
Understandably, the Deep Blue Octopus is in a 25-piece
limited edition.