In Baselworld 2016, Romain Jerome had added a new timepiece into the popular Batman-DNA collection: the Batman-DNA Gotham City.
Based on the original Batman-DNA model, the Batman-DNA Gotham City is an enhanced version of the original with some pretty cool touches.
First off, the watch is fitted with a new facetted bezel. This bezel, which contains facets that are either sand-blasted or polished, is hand-finished to give the watch an industrial and rough feel to it. It is a reminiscent of the Batmobile, and its finishing concurrently draws parallel to the state of Gotham City.
Next, the watch is fitted with a new three-layered dial. It features a 3D depiction of the city from the top down, with the Batman emblem sitting at the top of the dial. Notably, the emblem is crafted from black sand blasted applique, combined with polishing and hand-chamfering.
The main highlight, however, would be the blue Superluminova that glows in the dark. We guess we shall let the pictures do the talking for that bit.
The Batman-DNA Gotham City is powered by RJ001-A, a self-winding movement that features a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The 46mm is cased in black-PVD coated steel, and it is paired with a black hornback crocodile strap. It is limited to 75 pieces, and the watch is priced at CHF 15,950 a piece. For more information, please check out Romain Jerome’s website here.
Romain Jerome Batman-DNA Gotham City
- Caliber RJ001-A – Mechanical self-winding movement
- Rate frequency: 28,800 vph
- Jewelling: 23 jewels
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
- Functions: Central hours and minutes
- Case: 46mm, black PVD-coated steel
- Case back: Batman medallion engraved on the case back with RJ’s “rough” finish
- Bezel: Faceted black PVD-coated, polished and satin-brushed steel
- Dial: 3D map of Gotham city filled with black Superluminova C1 “blue emission” Satin-finished, RJ applique, Batman logo applique
- Hands: Black satin-brushed hands with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
- Flank: Black PVD-coated satin-finished steel
- Paws: Faceted black PVD-coated and satin-finished steel
- Lugs: Black PVD-coated satin-brushed steel
- Crown: Black-PVD-coated steel screw-lock crown with black rubber
- Strap: Black hornback crocodile with black PVD-coated steel folding clasp
- Limited edition 75 pieces
- Retail price CHF 15’950.-* / EUR 17’950.-*/ USD 19’500.-*