The new Skylab Batman watch comes as a surprise for the superhero’s lovers. This time around Romain Jerome adds a different facet to the Dark Knight.
“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”
It’s this attitude that makes Batman, Batman! Bruce Wayne a.ka. Batman and his escapades in Gotham city are well-known to movie buffs. With his prowess and his never-say-die spirit, Batman symbolises humanity’s survival in the face of despair. Inspired by this iconic superhero, RJ-Romain Jerome had launched the Skylab Batman watch. Today, the brand has brought back the caped crusader with a 75-piece limited edition. The new watch shows a different yet captivating facet of the Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight tells time
As the dial is the first thing that you notice in a watch, RJ has ensured that the Skylab Batman has an impressive one. Batman is etched on the dial in a stance that makes it appear like he is overlooking Gotham city. The bat signal glows blue in the dark as a tribute to the previous models as well as to the Dark Knight trilogy aesthetics.
A skeletonised Batman logo is at the centre of the dial. The logo is not merely a decoration. It is a functional applique that acts as the motion-work. The Skylab model is known for its transparency and the new watch is no different. The 48mm case features a Swiss made manual winding movement designed by RJ. Straight lines and chamfered angles are the highlights of the movement. To complete the classic Batman picture, the map of Gotham city has been metallized onto the back of the sapphire crystal glass.
With the new Skylab Batman, RJ has endeavoured to present a novel facet of the iconic character. It fuses together the strength of Batman with the sophistication of Bruce. You know the man behind the mask, you know what he can do while the mask is on… Skylab Batman fuses these two aspects to present a character that melds the two.
RJ has created this watch in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment. RJ is known for the raw energy of its watchmakers’ imagination and their pointers of air, earth, sea and collaborations. With Skylab Batman, the maison has taken its vision to a whole new dimension. Superheroes are easy to identify and imitate. But to re-create their inner strength, virility, values and sophistication in a timepiece is a challenge not many would accept. RJ not only accepted it but also aced it by creating a watch for Batman lovers and superhero aficionados alike.
You don’t need superpowers to be a superhero, sometimes a watch is all you need. And that watch is Romain Jerome’s Skylab Batman!