Complex Made Simple

RJ-Romain Jerome’s first skeleton timepiece, the Skylab celebrates 40 years of Nasa’s first space station

Fascinated by our universe and man’s accomplishments, Romain Jerome re-interprets contemporary history through the design of a new and aesthetically advanced timepiece, the Skylab. Named after NASA’s first space station and celebrating the 40th anniversary of its launch, Romain Jerome has designed its Skylab featuring a skeleton structure housed in a 44 mm case that recalls the original space station and its revolutionary construction by combining sleek lines and a complex system of solar panels.

Available exclusively at select Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons stores across the UAE, Romain Jerome’s new design is a testimony to the conquest of space and the underlying dreams that made it possible. The generous yet refined case nests a complex five layered skeleton giving place to one’s imagination: every single component of the movement looks like it is floating in space carefully held by angled bridges that recall the geometrical patterns of a computer mother board. At the same time, the transparent sapphire glass at the back enhances the sense of zero gravity highlighting the single barrel at 12 o’clock and revealing the balance wheel at 6 o’clock, while the Romain Jerome’s monogram subtly appears at 3 o’clock on the inferior level.

True to the DNA of the brand, each watch contains material from Apollo 11 mission on the bezel. Also available in 5N Rose Gold, the Skylab timepieces echo the brightness of a stellar system seen from a porthole.