RJ SAYS WATCH OUT AS DC COMICS VILLAINS HIT THE STREETS!

RJ SAYS WATCH OUT AS DC COMICS VILLAINS HIT THE STREETS!

RJ SAYS WATCH OUT AS DC COMICS VILLAINS
HIT THE STREETS!

 

RJ ANNOUNCES UNIQUE COLLABORATION TO PRODUCE DC COMICS VILLAINS WATCHES WITH WARNER BROS

FIRST TWO COLLABORATIONS REVEALED AS LIMITED EDITION COLLECTIONS TO CELEBRATE BATMAN’S ARCH ENEMIES: THE JOKER AND TWO-FACE

VILLAINS EDITIONS BUILD ON THE SUCCESS OF EARLIER BATMAN COLLABORATIONS AND MARK THE FIRST USE OF THE ARRAW SIGNATURE COLLECTION AS A BASE FOR “THE JOKER” CHRONOGRAPH AND “TWO-FACE” SKELETON MODELS.

 

GENEVA, 28 NOVEMBER 2018

RJ Watches has underlined its status as the pre-eminent creator of unique watch collaborations by joining forces once more with one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment.

For its latest creations, RJ is channelling its dark side with the launch of two DC Comics Villains watches that are inspired by two of Batman’s biggest enemies: The Joker and Two-Face.

The new collaboration builds on the global success of recent RJ creations like the Skylab Batman watch to deliver new watches that are based upon further iconic characters from the world of DC Entertainment.

Each watch will be produced in a limited edition of only 100 pieces and both The Joker and Two-Face versions will be the first collaborations to be presented in RJ’s all-new ARRAW watch case, the base for our signature collection. The Joker will be a self-winding chronograph and the Two-Face watch has a manual winding movement in striking skeleton format.

RJ Watches CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi welcomed the latest collaboration:

 

“It is a statement of confidence in RJ’s place in both popular culture and watchmaking that Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have collaborated with us to bring their most infamous villains to life as rare, limited edition collectors’ watches. The villains of the DC Comics universe have always appealed to audiences around the world for their evil brilliance and ability to shock and thrill in equal measure. We believe that our first two DC Comics Villains watches will be a fitting tribute to their spirit of anarchy and disruption.”

 

THE JOKER – GUARANTEED TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

Batman’s original nemesis The Joker has been the arch enemy of Gotham City’s crimefighter since the very first edition of the DC comic in 1940. A criminal mastermind with a warped and sadistic sense of humour, he is the very antithesis of the Dark Knight, in both looks and attitude.

The new RJ Joker watch is inspired by this cunning criminal and perfectly reproduces the aesthetic of the comic strip villain. Design cues from his flamboyant character appear throughout the watch, from his lethal razor-tipped playing cards to his striking facial make-up.

As part of the collectors’ edition, each watch will be presented with an exclusive deck of Joker playing cards.

 

REFERENCE

1C45C.TTTR.0629.AR.JOK18

 

CASE

Type

ARRAW « Collaboration ».

Diameter

45 mm.

Case

Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed.

Bezel

Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with « The Joker » motif laser engraved.

Lugs

Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and polished on the side. Inserts in black composite. Batman logo engraved on the side screw.

RJ Bumpers

Black rubber.

Glass

Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Case back

Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed. “The Joker” engraved on the weight.

Crown

Screw-lock in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert.

Push-buttons

Grade 5 titanium, satin-brushed.

Water resistance

100 meters or 330 feet.

 

MOVEMENT

Caliber

RJ2042 Self-winding mechanical chronograph bidirectional movement.

 

Functions

Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock, central chronograph hand, 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock and date window at 6 o’clock.

 

Frequency rate

28’800 alt/h (4 Hz).

 

Jewels

57 jewels.

Power reserve

42 hours approximately.

 

DIAL & HANDS

 

Color

Plaster-textured white dial. Black counters. Inner flange with seconds indication in “The Joker” color red.

Appliques

Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “green emission” SuperLuminova. “The Joker” ace-shaped indexes.

 

Hands

Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with “green emission” SuperLuminova. Central chronograph hand in « The Joker » purple color and featuring the character’s logo.

 

STRAP & CLASP

Type

Interchangeable “ARRAW” strap.

Material

Alligator in either purple or green with stitches and black rubber.

Clasp

Titanium deployant buckle clasp, polished and satin-brushed, side plates in black composite and joint in black rubber.

 

TWO-FACE – THE GOOD AND THE BAD FACE OF CRIME…

The new RJ Two-Face watch is a remarkable interpretation of the complex and conflicted villain who, as Gotham City’s district attorney, used to be one of Batman’s biggest allies. How did the most clean-cut lawyer in Gotham City become one of Batman’s most dangerous enemies? The answer lies in a classic struggle between good versus evil as District Attorney Harvey Dent seeks to bring down mobsters Sal Maroni and Carmine Falcone.

During their trial Maroni attacks Dent with sulphuric acid, horribly disfiguring the attorney and eventually driving him insane from his injuries. With his face split in two like his personality, Dent becomes obsessed with the concepts of duality, chance and good versus evil. In that moment Two-Face is born.

 

As part of the collectors’ edition, each watch will be presented with an exclusive Two-Face coin, specially struck to commemorate the creation of the watch.

 

REFERENCE

1C45S.TTTR.5023.AR.TWF18

 

CASE

Type

ARRAW « Collaboration »

Diameter

45 mm

Case

Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed and structured.

Bezel

Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed and structured.

Lugs

Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and structured then polished on the side. Inserts in black composite. Batman logo engraved on the side screw.

RJ Bumpers

Black rubber.

Glass

Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Case back

Open with sapphire crystal and grade 5 titanium circular satin-brushed and structured.

Crown

Screw-lock in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert.

Water resistance

100 meters or 330 feet.

 

MOUVEMENT

Caliber

RJ004-M Mechanical manual winding skeleton movement.

Functions

Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Frequency rate

28’800 alt/h (4 Hz)

Jewels

21 jewels.

Power reserve

48 hours approximately.

 

DIAL & HANDS

Color

Black gradient paint and skeleton in NAC, anthracite or black chrome.

Appliques

Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “blue emission” Super Luminova.

Hands

Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed indexes with “blue emission” Super Luminova. Small seconds as Two-Face coin.

 

STRAP & CLASP

Type

Interchangeable “ARRAW” strap.

Material

Plain and structured calf with rubber, grey and black stitches.

Clasp

Plain and structured titanium deployant buckle clasp, side plates in black composite and joint in black rubber.

 

Additional strap provided in black rubber

 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes ground breaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

About DC Entertainment

 

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Warner Media. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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