RJ - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: RJ
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: RJ.T.AU.AR.001.19
    Case No: 210’565
    Model Name: Art-DNA II. No. 1/1
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel folding clasp
    Dimensions: 45.2mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: With Romain Jerome ID card and International Warranty, presentation box and RJ USB drive

  • Catalogue Essay

    A collaborative effort with internationally renowned Swiss artist, John M Armleder, this Romain Jerome timepiece is an artistic venture to remember and treasure. Ten unique timepieces were created, all of them were designed with the recurring skull motif represented in the artist’s work.

    Inspired by Amerindian culture, the iconic skull motif now on this dial has actually previously, been beautifully represented in mural paintings and in a cut-out on a mirror. John M Armleder believe that “the skull evokes a memento mori and an allegory of the passing of time, which is an appropriate subject for a timepiece which interests both art and watch collectors”. His eclectic artistic motto is taken further “All these watches that give the impression of looking alike are ideally suited to death, which is basically the same for everyone, but takes place differently each time.”

    Portrayed like a unique art piece, these Art-DNA wristwatches are made from polished steel and in excellent, almost-new condition. The skull motif applique is raised and stands out to decorate the hammered, polished dial. Truly one of a kind, each unique piece comes in a different color and no one is the same. The case back is numbered and features an engraved medallion of the artist’s signature.



Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. RJ.T.AU.AR.001.19
A unique and fine stainless steel wristwatch with international warranty and box

Circa 2012
45.2mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$62,000 - 94,000 

Sold for HK$27,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018