Romain Jerome Unveils DeLorean DNA Watch


Swiss luxury watchmakers RJ-Romain Jerome have released a new timepiece in tribute to an iconic Eighties legend – the DeLorean automobile. The case is made of brushed stainless steel measuring 46mm wide, using metal from an original DeLorean DMC-12 in the bezel of the watch, and houses in a Swiss mechanical automatic caliber RJ001-CH movement. The strap is made of upholstery leather and features anthracite grey stitching similar to the interior of the DeLorean car. Limited edition to 81 watches, a reference to the year the DeLorean was in production. Tech specifications and press release after the break.

Reference RJ.M.CH.DE.001.01
Caliber RJ001-CH
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency 28,800 A/h
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42h
Water resistance 30 meters
Functions Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph : 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and
central seconds
Case Ø46mm
“DeLorean-DNA” medallion engraved on the case back
Bezel Brushed stainless steel containing elements from the original bodywork of a
DeLorean sports car
Dial Rhodiumed and satin-brushed dial. Engraved traverses. Rhodiumed, polished and
satin-brushed chronograph counters. Small seconds counter recalls the car’s tail-lights
Hands Rhodiumed and satin-brushed hours and minutes hands with superluminova
“blue emission”. Rhodiumed chronograph second and counters’ hands inspired by
automobile dashboards
Strap Upholstery black leather with anthracite grey stitching
Buckle Steel
Limited edition 81 pieces
Retail price CHF 14,950.-* / EUR 12,900.-* / USD 15,900.-*

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What happens when the greatest movie automobile legend merges its DNA with an avant-garde watchmaking Maison? What should one expect from the marriage of time and speed, technical virtuosity and the magic of cinema? In collaboration with the DeLorean Motor Company, RJ-Romain Jerome unveils a new timepiece in tribute to an iconic Eighties legend – the DeLorean automobile. This science-fiction spiked meeting is giving birth to a limited edition featuring details strongly reminiscent of the spectacular aesthetic of the legendary car.

As the central hero of one of the most memorable trilogies in the history of cinema, the DeLorean and its amazing design have fascinated generations of viewers. With its long-lasting materials and reinforced safety measures, the DeLorean car was already ahead of its time when it came out in 1981. With its rear engine, gull-wing doors and brushed stainless steel bodywork, its legendary allure made a huge impression to an entire era.

It was RJ-Romain Jerome’s wish that its DeLorean-DNA remains true to the car’s inimitable aesthetic appeal. Entirely made of brushed stainless steel, this chronograph uses the same materials as the original bodywork of the DeLorean car, of which certain elements have been melted together with the steel of the bezel. The dial is engraved with cross-strut traverses picking up the iconic X-shaped design that has become a RJ-Romain Jerome brand signature. The ring surrounding the minute counter at 3 o’clock evokes the original design of the wheel rims, while the hands are inspired by automobile dashboards. The small seconds dial has the same colours and look as the car’s tail-lights. A medallion engraved with a DeLorean adorns the case-back, along with the number of the watch, which is limited to 81 – a reference to the year the car was manufactured. In a final nod to the original model, the strap made of upholstery leather features anthracite grey stitching similar to the interior of the DeLorean car.

The DeLorean has remained engraved on collective memory due to its visionary concept and avant-garde design. There are only 6,500 left in the world and a very active community of fans and owners’ clubs has been built up around this famous car. Today, this tribe is joining that of watchmaking collectors for a watch that pays tribute to one of the major legends in the automative industry.

Are you ready for a journey of a lifetime with RJ-Romain Jerome?


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