Watches: RJ-Romain Jerome Tetris-DNA

By Thierry Ané on August 4, 2015

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere like me, we are in the middle of summer and most of us are in the mood for fun and colourful timepieces to join us for our holiday adventures. It is therefore the appropriate time for RJ-Romain Jerome to present a “generational icon” like the new Tetris-DNA.

This new creation shares the extremely characteristic case of most of the “Moon-Dust DNA” models with lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment. Crafted in titanium with a 46 mm diameter here, it received a black PVD coating and is paired with a black rubber strap and black PVD-coated buckle.

What makes the Tetris-DNA special, though, is mainly its dial featuring a black brushed Matrix with aluminium “Clou de Paris” Tetriminos. Different colours have been used for the anodized aluminium “Clou de Paris” in reference to the famous arcade video game. The grained-textured stellar-patterned back of the case also bears a Tetris medallion that will undoubtedly please all the nostalgic fans of that game.

This self-winding time-only watch powered by the RJ001-A and water resistant to a depth of 30 meters ticks all the right boxes to be a nice companion this summer. Even the oxidized black and satin brushed hands are fun with their “blue emission” Super-LumiNova! With only 84 pieces made, this Tetris-DNA also provides the degree of exclusivity necessary to be sure of being the only one by the pool wearing the watch.

Despite all these positive features, though, I cannot help but feel that the concept is starting to dry up a little bit: after the Pac-Man-DNA, the Space Invaders-DNA and now the Tetris-DNA, the element of surprise no longer exists and it seems like the brand is exploiting all the arcade video games they can think of. Should we expect a “Donkey Kong-DNA” to try and sell another batch of 84 timepieces?

For more information please visit the RJ-Romain Jerome web site.

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