RJ launches new ARRAW Spider-Man watch in partnership with MARVEL
Swiss watchmaker RJ unveils its latest novelty, the ARRAW Spider-Man watch, offering a new perspective on Haute Horlogerie and strengthening its partnership with MARVEL.
The ARRAW Spider-Man watch, limited to only 100 pieces, features an in-house skeleton movement manufactured at RJ Studio and fully integrates the very essence of the MARVEL superhero into every last component.
Marco Tedeschi, CEO and Creative Director of RJ: “RJ is known for our tributes to comics and pop culture, integrating these elements thoughtfully into our timepieces. It was a pleasure for us to work closely with the team at MARVEL Studios. They have trusted us to design and develop a timepiece that perfectly represents the spirit of Spider-Man and his universe. His inspiration goes much deeper than the watch’s form, but also its function, with the design of its web-like movement.”
RJ-3005: A mechanical spider web
RJ applied its innovative watchmaking vision to create a unique openworked model that celebrates Spider-Man in the form of RJ-3005 skeleton movement shaped like a spider web. The main plate and bridges are filled with red lacquer and provide a view of the regulator at 6 o’clock and the barrel at 12 o’clock.
Dial & hands
The dial’s openworked design gives the impression of depth and dimension, from the inner bezel on which the minutes are displayed to the tilted indexes that link the inner bezel to the spider web. The characteristic arrow-shaped hands of the ARRAW product line are set at the center of the movement. The small seconds indicator located between 8 and 9 o’clock takes the form of the ultimate Spider-Man symbol, a red-lacquered spider.
Lightness and performance in a black carbon case
The 45mm ARRAW Spider-Man case is made of black carbon punctuated with rubber RJ BUMPERS™. The shimmering grey and anthracite effect of the carbon material gives the watch with a stealthy look.
The case back, made of grade 5 titanium, features a cartridge engraving technique. The letters are polished and stand out from the surface of the micro blasted back, adding depth to the engraving.
The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man is made of black polyamide that recalls the texture and durability of the superhero’s suit. A Spider icon appears between the lugs on each strap, embellished on each created using a high-tech thermoforming plastic molding technique and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for durability and optimal comfort. The interchangeable strap system allows the wearer to release the strap quickly and easily by pressing simultaneously on the two lug screws. The deployment buckle can also easily be changed by pressing on its lever, with no tools required.