**RJ & Marvel **Team Up on Spider-Man Watch

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watchmakers RJ – formerly known as Romain Jerome – have partnered with American comic icons Marvel to create a limited edition Spider-Man themed timepiece.

The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is the second timepiece to have emerged out of the collaboration between the two brands.

The watch houses the brand’s first completely in-house movement – the 215-part RJ-7000 caliber designed by RJ CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi.

RJ have also equipped the watch with a long power reserve of 150 hours, which was achieved thanks to the in-house creation of an enlarged barrel that measures almost the entire width of the dial. Since the barrel occupies the entire lower portion of the movement, the tourbillon is placed in the centre of the dial.

To further accentuate the centrally placed tourbillon, the watch has an unusual time display, with the hours and minutes displayed on the periphery of the watch. The dial also features the two black eyes of the Spider-Man mask on the main plate.

The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is available in two versions: one made in a high-performance red composite with layers of black carbon and red fiberglass, and another sporting a more stealthy look thanks to its entirely black carbon case with shimmering finishes, priced at $97,000 and $92,000 respectively.

Only 10 examples of each version will be on sale, all delivered in a black wood round ARRAW watch box with four RJ Bumpers and eight spider legs on the side.

RJ are no strangers to creating timepieces themed around pop culture icons, and have previously introduced several timepieces celebrating DC Comics’ most loved superhero, Batman. 

By Paul Joseph