ROMAIN JEROME Day&Night Spiral

 Day&Night Spiral © ROMAIN JEROME

Day&Night Spiral © ROMAIN JEROME

The concept of Day&Night, a timepiece that does not tell the time, was such a success that Romain Jerome has responded to customers’ demand by developing a new limited edition of 9 timepieces… with hands!

Launched in 2008 at Baselworld, Day&Night was a potent symbol of the philosophical thinking of watchmakers Romain Jerome. It brought a new system of time measurement hingeing on the sequential operation of two Tourbillons that divided the temporal world into two segments: day versus night.

Received with immense public acclaim, but also evoking considerable controversy, this creation of Haute Horlogerie, formerly devoid of hands, is now entrusted with the contradictory and conventional task of displaying the time of day as ordinary people understand it – what a heresy!

However, Right-Thinking people should not rejoice too soon: the new edition of Day&Night changes tack and this time celebrates watchmaking creativity by offering food for thought on the creative freedom of the movement, symbolized here by a spiral applied on its dial.

Let its fervent admirers be reassured. The Day&Night with its spiral dial is more than ever a symbol of the creativity of a watchmaking House that in this way asserts its determination to defend freedom of expression – in the arts!

Technical Specifications

Movement: “RJ One” created by BNB exclusively for RJ
Case: steel and titanium. Diameter 46 mm.
Paws: black ceramic
Dial: metal blade made of brass in the form of an Archimedes spiral
Functions: sequential Double Tourbillon, hours, minutes
Bezel: stabilized oxidized steel from the Titanic*
Back: sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment / bridges in stylized cross design
Glass: sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 atm.
Strap: full Hornback crocodile leather
Clasp: folding clasp
Limited edition: 9 pieces

* The oxidized steel bezels are a product of the astonishing fusion of authentic steel from the wreck of the Titanic, lying 3,840 metres deep on the sea-bed, and steel supplied by the shipbuilders Harland & Wolff of Belfast, where the Titanic was built nearly a century ago. A notarized certificate authenticates the origin of the materials used.

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