High-End “Space Invaders” Watches

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Swiss manufacturer Romain Jerome has released two official “Space Invaders” watches—one is colored and the second is a glow-in-the-dark version. They are limited edition pieces, and word on the web is that they may cost from $10,000 to $15,000. Each watch includes a 46mm PVD coated stainless steel case, automatic mechanical movement and black rubber strap. The only downside about this item is that you can’t play the actual video game on it.

Notes about “Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watches” (published at ablogtoread):

The best part of these timepieces is easily the box. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures, but Romain Jerome showed me a sneak preview of the Space Invaders watches back in March. The idea is to recall some of the fun and playfulness, as well as the novelty of the late 1970s video game. The box is actually a light box and you place the watch inside of it. Actually the watch is already placed inside of it and there are no doors, just a peep hole. If you want to remove the watch – consider it a fun challenge (like the game). Inside the box is a black light, then when lit illuminates the lume on the dial of the Space Invader watches. It is cool and fun, and perhaps better with LSD.

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Product description:

SPACE INVADERS©1
Calibre RJ001-A
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels

Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3 atm
Functions Central hours and minutes
Case Ø46mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Case with integrated back, composed of spare parts from Apollo 11
Grainy-textured stellar-patterned back with medallion in MOON SILVERRJ representing the moon
RJ safety screw on the case-back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Screw-lock crown
Dial Black 3D dial with 3 beadblasted & satin-brushed levels.
Pixelated « Space Invaders® » lacquered in various original colours
Hands Oxidised black, polished, with C1 superluminova
Strap Black vulcanised rubber
Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned strap
Buckle Black PVD-coated steel
Limited edition 78 pieces (in reference to the year the game was launched)

Photos © Romain Jerome

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