RJ and Spider-Man take over SIAR to launch Spider-Man high-end watch collection in partnership with MARVEL

RJ Spider-man
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Mexico City (October 16, 2019) – Swiss watchmaker RJ drops the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon, the brand’s first complication designed and produced entirely in-house, at the annual SIAR event in Mexico City. The ARRAW Spider-Man, an in-house mechanical openworked timepiece, was also launched at SIAR. Each of these technically innovative watches fully integrate the very essence of the MARVEL superhero into every last component.

RJ Spiderman

In an appearance endorsed by MARVEL, RJ was joined by the web-slinger himself to officially launch the collection in Mexico City on October 15.RJ Spiderman

Since joining RJ in 2018 and leading the complete reset of the brand, RJ CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi has set out to strengthen the Swiss watchmaker’s in-house manufacturing capabilities. ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon marks the brand’s exclusive tourbillon movement, the RJ-7000, designed and produced in-house entirely by RJ Studio.RJ Spiderman

Marco Tedeschi, CEO and Creative Director of RJ: “After developing RJ Studio during the last eighteen months, we are proud to present two manufactured movements inspired by the image of the MARVEL superhero. These new calibers have enabled us to make our collaboration with Disney and MARVEL stronger and to affirm the direction we have taken in watchmaking, creating innovative and different Haute Horlogerie watches. Mexico was an obvious choice to mark this milestone as it is a historically important market for the brand.RJ Spiderman

RJ-7000: Spider-Man captured in a tourbillon

RJ’s first complication produced in-house, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon features a construction that is entirely coaxial, with a peripheral display of the hours and the minutes. This central tourbillon has been engineered by RJ Studio to increase the power reserve to 150 hours (more than six days).RJ Spiderman

In order to maintain perfect symmetry, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon case has no crown.  Winding of the barrel’s mainspring is done by lifting a hoop found on the case back, then turning it like a key, a faster winding method than a traditional crown provides.RJ Spiderman

To set the time, a concealed push button under the strap at 6 o’clock must be pressed while turning the hoop in either direction.RJ Spiderman

The case back features a cartridge engraving technique. The letters are polished and stand out from the surface of the micro-blasted back. Four sapphire crystals on the case back allow maximum visibility of the movement.RJ Spiderman

Made in a 45 mm case punctuated by RJ BUMPERS™ in rubber, the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is available in two versions, the first in a black carbon and red fiberglass composite, and the second made entirely of black carbon. Each version is limited only to 10 pieces.RJ Spiderman

RJ-3005: A mechanical spider web

In addition to these innovative tourbillon watches, RJ also unveiled the openworked mechanical ARRAW Spider-Man at SIAR. For this 100-piece limited series, RJ applied their innovative watchmaking vision to create a  unique openworked model that celebrates Spider-Man by integrating his  visual cues from his universe, including a skeleton movement shaped like a spider web, a red lacquered spider as the small second, and a highly durable black carbon case. It comes paired with a high-tech black polyamide strap imprinted with a Spider icon, and that emulates the famed web-slinger’s stealth suit. RJ Spiderman

About RJ

RJ designs and produces recognizable, ambitious, and culturally relevant luxury Swiss watches. RJ ARRAW, the brand’s core collection for men and women, is distinguishable by its RJ BUMPERS™ and ingenious interchangeable strap system.

RJ has made its own mark on modern watchmaking with its Collaboration watch series, which draws inspiration from icons of pop culture, from superheroes of DC Comics or Marvel, like Batman and Spider-Man, to beloved video game characters like Super Mario Bros., Space Invaders™, or Pac-Man™.RJ Spiderman

RJ has brought history-making material to the wrist with its DNA Concept watches, using steel from the Titanic, genuine moon dust, or remnants from the Apollo 11 spacecraft which first landed man on the moon.

The brand was founded in 2004 and re-launched in 2018 under the creative direction of CEO Marco Tedeschi. Ever since, RJ proudly manufactures its own in-house movements at the brand’s headquarters, RJ Studio, based out of Geneva, Switzerland.RJ Spiderman

About MARVEL

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2019 MARVEL

 

RJ Spider-Man Technical Specifications

ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon Reference 1C45T.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19

Limited Edition 10 pieces

1C45T.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19

CASE
Type Spider-Man
Diameter 45 mm
Case Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
Bezel Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
Lugs Composite material made of black carbon and red fiberglass
RJ BUMPERSTM Black rubber
Crystal Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back Open in grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with 4 sapphire crystals
Water resistance 100 meters or 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Caliber RJ-7000
Mechanical manual winding movement with central tourbillon
Functions Peripheral hours and minutes
Central tourbillon
Winding Manual winding using a hoop on the case back
Frequency 21’600 alternances/hour (3 Hz)
Jewels 29 jewels
Power reserve 150 hours (over 6 days)

DIAL & HANDS
Dial Openworked dial with black flange
Appliques Ruthenium satin-brushed indexes with luminescent coating
Hands Ruthenium satin-brushed with luminescent coating

STRAP & CLASP
Type Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo
Clasp Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating. Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

 

ARRAW Spider-Man Stealth Tourbillon Reference 1C45T.BBBR.1010.PR.SPM19

Limited Edition 10 pieces

1C45T.BBBR.1010.PR.SPM19

CASE
Type Spider-Man
Diameter 45 mm
Case Black carbon
Bezel Black carbon
Lugs Black carbon
RJ BUMPERSTM Black rubber
Crystal Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back Open in grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with 4 sapphire crystals
Water resistance 100 meters or 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Caliber RJ-7000
Mechanical manual winding movement with central tourbillon
Functions Peripheral hours and minutes
Central tourbillon
Winding Manual winding using the hoop on the case back
Frequency 21’600 alternances/hour (3 Hz)
Jewels 29 jewels
Power reserve 150 hours (over 6 days)

DIAL & HANDS
Dial Openworked dial with black flange
Appliques Black ruthenium satin-brushed indexes with black luminescent coating
Hands Black ruthenium satin-brushed with black luminescent coating

STRAP & CLASP
Type Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man logo
Clasp Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating. Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

 

ARRAW Spider-Man Reference 1C45S.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19

Limited Edition 100 pieces

1C45S.BBBR.1023.PR.SPM19

CASE
Type Spider-Man
Diameter 45 mm
Case Black carbon
Bezel Black carbon
Lugs Black carbon
RJ BUMPERSTM Black rubber
Crystal Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back Open in grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brush with sapphire crystal
Crown Screw-lock in black PVD grade 5 titanium and black rubber insert
Water-resistance 100 meters or 330 feet

MOVEMENT
Caliber RJ-3005
Mechanical manual winding skeleton movement
Functions Central hours and minutes
Small seconds between 8 and 9 o’clock
Winding Manual winding with the crown
Frequency 28’800 alternances/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels 21 jewels
Power reserve 48 hours approximately

DIAL & HANDS
Dial Openworked dial with black flange
Appliques Satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating
Hands Hour and minutes: satin-brushed, rhodium-plated with luminescent coating
Small second: Black PVD, shaped to Spider-Man logo and filled with red lacquer

STRAP & CLASP
Type Interchangeable ARRAW strap
Material Black polyamide on black rubber inlay with black stitching and black Spider-Man icon
Clasp Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed with black PVD coating. Side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber

 

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