In a nod to the 70’s style and la SAPE – a dandyesque fash­ion move­ment orig­i­nat­ing in the Congo which stands for the “So­ci­ety of Am­biance-mak­ers and El­e­gant Peo­ple” – Rj-romain Jerome pays tribute to a provoca­tive fash­ion. Ex­u­ber­ance is key, ex­pressed here through a roar­ing leop­ard print pat­tern which cov­ers both the strap and the Ro­man nu­mer­als VI and XII. The em­blem­atic Steampunk case in 50mm adds to the new model’s im­pos­ing look. Unique to the Steampunk model, which fea­tures a self-wind­ing Swiss Made mech­a­nism, the dial is in­te­grated into the move­ment. The dif­fer­ent fin­ishes and el­e­ments of the move­ment, such as the cir­cu­lar grain­ing, the hex nuts and the pis­tons, give a true im­pres­sion of depth to the dial. The leop­ard print, hand painted by Swiss crafts­man An­dré Martinez, of­fers a strik­ing con­trast with the raw el­e­ments of the time­piece and in par­tic­u­lar with the struc­tured bezel, made of ox­i­dised steel with a black PVD coat­ing. This first model, limited to 25 pieces, is the es­sen­tial ac­ces­sory to face the ur­ban jun­gle. There’s also a jew­elled model, limited to 5 pieces and en­hanced with a bezel in red gold and set with 286 di­a­monds.

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