This year points numerous commemorations. For example: 75 years prior, D-Day occurred in Normandy, France. That turned the destiny of the Second World War to improve things and brought about liberating Paris soon a while later (have you perused our D-Day related watch audit of Tockr? ).
In August, the wild world will praise the 50th commemoration of the unbelievable Woodstock Festival. It was seven days of free love and extraordinary music. Finally, something more watch related, July 21 will stamp the 50th commemoration of the Moon arrival. We Speedy Tuesday folks realize this obviously, however Omega isn’t the solitary watch maker that gets ready for the event. During SIHH 2019, RJ (once in the past known as Romain Jerome) acquainted us with their interpretation of a Moon watch, the ARRAW 6919. Indeed, another timepiece connected to the arrival. Furthermore, here and there, with a more grounded “connection” to the occasion than some other brand.
As I have just mentioned in the introduction above, RJ (unfortunately it has nothing to do to our RJ Broer) used to bear the name Romain Jerome. Some of you may recollect that 10 years prior the brand previously had a moon-related model. It was the Romain Jerome Moon Dust-DNA collection, a progression of watches with genuine Moon dust on their dial. Creating themed watches (simply think about their Batman or Joker watches) has consistently been the specialty of the company. They remained on a similar way even after the renaming. In this way, it is nothing unexpected that another oddity of SIHH 2019 was their Two-Face, motivated by another Batman lowlife; Harvey Dent otherwise known as Two-Face. Yet, we should return to ARRAW 6919. The name is quite plain as day (1969-2019) however where is the exceptional connection, I discussed above, is coming from? Indeed, that is the cool piece of the story.
RJ got their hands on certain pieces and pieces that came from the genuine Apollo 11 space apparatus. In any case, where would you be able to get such things? – you wonder. Indeed, at specific auctions. Also, this is the manner by which it finds a way into the watch; the bezel is a similar material simply like the remainder of the 45mm ordinary RJ – style case. You can see little gaps all around the bezel surface. These patterns are covered by acrylic glass “windows” and under in an uncommon lightweight composite material falsehood the Apollo 11 shuttle pieces. Envision it like a mosquito caught in golden, where the golden is the composite material and the mosquito is the piece of the spacecraft.
We’ve been informed that the pieces and pieces from the Apollo 11 space creates that RJ got their hands on, were placed in a melting pot and blended in with different metals. From this material, they made within the straightforward bezel. RJ didn’t need to comment on the weight or measure of Apollo 11 material they had the option to procure, however by melting it and combining it with different materials, it was evidently enough to top off bezels of 300 watches (see toward the finish of this article). I do consider how one is ensured that your bezel totally contains material of the Apollo 11, or that the material your bezel has recently missed those spots of shuttle material. Maybe the sentiment is likewise in the way that you never know for sure.
The ARRAW 6919 comes in 3 case materials, dark ceramic, grade 5 titanium or 5N+ 18k red gold. The presentation case back is similar material fixed with 6 screws. The water opposition is 100m.
360 moon phase
With a case like that it is extremely unlikely, the RJ ARRAW 6919 would have a straightforward dial. However, the highlights are not flooding the watch face. We make some basic memories just watch with date and moon stage indication. The gap for the date is at 3 o’clock anyway as the dial is straightforward the entire date wheel is obvious. The moon stage marker isn’t fixed as you’d see on most watches. It turns around the dial in 29.5 days (one full Moon cycle). The brand logo plate is over the moon plate, so as the 2 plates turn around, the RJ logo plate consistently remains in an upstanding position, while the moon plate gradually vanishes under it when they arrive at the 6 o’clock position. At that point for the second piece of the cycle, the moon plate gradually shows up and becomes completely noticeable when they arrive at 12 o’clock.
A staggering case and dial merit a similarly astounding development. The base type of the ARRAW 6919 is Sellita’s SW-280. That is an automatic development with moonphase indication, 26 gems and 36 hours of force hold. Notwithstanding, RJ adjusts the SW-280 in-house to accommodate their protected 3D rotating moon stage show function. The new type RJ-2180 has 41 gems now and a force save of 38 hours. The recurrence stays as before at 28,800vph. There are no correctors on the case, everything from the time to the date and the moon stage can be set through the crown. Oneself winding rotor is noticeable through the showcase window working on it back. At the point when the moon stage plate is covering the 3 o’clock position the date can be perused at an optional date-outline between the 4-5. Simply add +4 as it says beneath the frame.
Strap and more
If you might want to change the tie on the RJ ARRAW 6919 you can do as such by their snappy change framework. Press the two catches on the hauls at the same time to deliver the lash. The polyamide lash has an elastic trim making it water safe and more comfortable on the wrist. Every one of the 3 renditions come in a restricted edition of 100 pieces each, the quantity of your watch is outwardly of the situation back. To the extent the costs go, for the ceramic form you need to pay €18,300, for the titanium the tag is at €18,900. As you’d envision the most costly is the gold at €31,400. We’ve seen various moon stage watches at SIHH 2019 however it’s protected to say that the most critical was the RJ ARRAW 6919.
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