Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
RJ-Romain Shows A Mexican Lucha Libre Inspired Watch
Inspired by Mexican culture, Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-Romain Jerome introduces a new timepiece that embodies virility and festive traditions. Named after “Lucha Libre”, a free fighting sport that is respected and valued throughout Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries, RJ-Romain Jerome unveils a new Historical Icon from its Collaboration collection.
Lucha Libre has entertained Mexicans since the beginning of the 1930’s. The wrestlers, also known as Luchadores are agile and esteemed performers, characterized by colorful and sacred masks. The Masks of the Luchadores have a historical reference which can be traced back to the Aztec era. Nowadays, the masks represent animals, gods or ancient heroes, whose spirits are embodied by the Luchador during the fight. The Luchador goes to great lengths to conceal his identity as removing the mask is a great offence. The masks have therefore become iconic symbols of Mexican pop culture and it is now very common to find the masks incorporated into various forms of art all around the world.
Housed in a 46 mm black PVD-coated steel case, the all black watch allows the eye-catching Luchador to impose his charismatic figure on your wrist and instantly transports you to an arena highly pumped with testosterone. The mask has been hand lacquered in red, green and white, sporting the colours of the Mexican flag. This limited edition of 25 pieces is finished with a black Hornback strap enhancing its sporty and virile look. A customized medallion featuring RJ’s very own Luchador sits on each case back of the Lucha Libre timepiece, waiting patiently for the next fight.
Model: Lucha Libre Mexicana
Collection: HISTORICAL ICONS
Mechanical self-winding movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h
Jewelling: 23 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Central hours and minutes
Black PVD-coated steel
Bezel: Black mat ceramic
Water resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Black mirror-polished dial with engraved traverses
Luchador applique adorned with a modern champlevé decoration, cold enamelled in red, white and green
Polished RJ logo applied on the dial
Paws: Polished steel
Hands: Rhodium brushed hands with superluminova C1 « blue emission »
Black hornback and black PVD-coated satin-brushed steel folding clasp
Limited edition of 25 pieces