Flash News: RJ-Romain Jerome Subcraft

By Thierry Ané on March 18, 2015

The novelty

After the Spacecraft in titanium or black PVD titanium, RJ-Romain Jerome introduces the Subcraft series with two models also crafted in titanium or black PVD titanium.

Main features

The new watches are still equipped with the self-winding RJ2000-A calibre developed in collaboration Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. It features linear retrograde jumping hours as well as dragging minutes on disc for a truly original time display.

The case design is rounder than that created by Eric Giroud for the Spacecraft. The curvy lines of this 52.30 x 40.10 x 17.00 mm atypical frame have been shaped by renowned French watchmaker Albert Silberstein. Although the watch remains far away from his previous colourful creations, it definitely showcases the unique style of this creator inspired by the Bauhaus Art Movement.

Both versions are limited to just 99 pieces and the titanium model retails for US$ 24,500 while the black PVD titanium alternative carries a price tag of US$ 26,950.

First impressions

After the space-oriented first two models, it is nice to see that the brand has decided to use this refined movement again for a new series. Diving into the oceans was the next logical step and the smooth curves of the Subcraft versions work perfectly well for this unusual piece.

One single criticism here: with a watch bearing such a bold name, is a 30-meter water resistance really appropriate?

Anyway, I look forward to seeing them in person this week…

Additional information

For more information about this new timepiece:

• please visit the RJ-Romain Jerome web site,

• click on the watch’s technical form below,

• visit Watch Agora after the Basel fair for our in-depth presentations of all the new timepieces with a glut of live pictures and videos!

For a technical description of the timepieces and additional pictures: