The Tourbillon Pokémon is indeed a unique timepiece. Exclusive in concept and rare in quantity, it is a force to reckon with!
With the current Pokémon craze all over the world the time is right to honour a classic. 20 years of Pokémon is celebrated in this partnership between RJ-Romain Jerome has and The Pokémon Company.
With a first reference to 21st century pop culture, the brand pays tribute not only to an icon but to a social phenomenon which has become a global force over the last 20 years.
This unique piece is also the very first complication within the Generational Icons collection. The Tourbillon Pokémon presents a unique harmony between a prestigious horological complication and the emblem of the millennials.
This one-piece limited edition truly asserts the brand’s avant-garde position.
The colourful dial is the one feature that stands out quite distinctively in contrast to the all-black 48mm case and hands. Completing the ensemble, the black alligator strap is enhanced with yellow and blue stitching as a tribute to the Pokémon logo’s symbolic colours. The composition and the placement of the characters, all were created to appreciate the beauty of the dial’s numerous Pokémon.
The varied characters in different sizes leads to a very captivating 3D effect on the dial. The characters look animated and ready to pop out at any second! Obviously, Pikachu is the centrepiece and is placed at the forefront. To complete the Pokémon scene, the tourbillon bridge is shaped like a lightning bolt, one of the key elements of Pikachu.
The dial, made entirely by hand, required hundreds of hours to create due to the numerous colours present which needed to be created and then hand-filled one by one. The case back was equally thought through, and we can admire the oscillating weight of the self-winding tourbillon—laser-shaped like a lightning bolt—and Pikachu seen from the back.
Here’s a Pokémon one would not want to miss catching!