In a 46mm case Romain Jerome has recreated the essence of the original Super Mario Bros. game from 1985. Nintendo’s legendary character, Mario, is exceptionally dressed in his recognisable red shirt and blue overalls with his famous jump and iconic mushroom. These most symbolic elements of the game are eye-catchingly depicted on the dial and are all captured in the visual style that captivated a generation. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros timepiece is limited to 85 pieces to echo 1985, the year the game launched.
The collaboration between Romain Jerome and Nintendo is a tribute to this genre-defining video game of the 8-bit era, the first of its kind. This Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros collection, which allowed the Swiss Maison to express its unlimited creativity by mixing traditional know-how with playfulness, is also a true expression of avant-gardism watchmaking.
As part of the Games collection the Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros timepiece is presented in the brand’s distinctive Moon Invader case, now in titanium grade 5 with a black PVD-coating. The lugs are fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints, in Teflon coating, for optimal wrist adjustment. And on the integrated case back, the Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros medallion cohabits with the grainy-textured stellar-patterned. At the time, the video game was graphically advanced as it was difficult to obtain such a detailed representation of the Super Mario Bros. character, and today it was equally challenging to reproduce the blurred effect of the pixels.
In order to accentuate the pixelation with perfect geometrical forms, the dial was built on a complex three layered plate with different finishes, either bead-blasted or drawn out for both the Romain Jerome monogram and the ground setting, which offers an overall 3D effect. Stemming from craftsmanship, each applique, representing the hero and the setting, was hand-painted in cold enamel and then delicately set on the dial to add even more perspective to the ensemble.
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Case: 46 mm, black PVD-coated titanium with integrated back
Case Back: Grainy-textured stellar-patterned with Super Mario Bros. medallion, RJ safety screw exclusively accessible to watchmakers.
Dial: Black pixelated 3D dial built on three levels, pixelated Super Mario Bros. character and elements appliques hand-painted in cold enamel with the 30th anniversary colours
Hands: Oxidized black satin brushed with Superluminova C1 “Blue emission”
Lugs: Fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints in Teflon coating
Crown: Black PVD-coated screw-lock
Caliber: RJ001-A (Mechanical self-winding movement)
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Black rubber Grainy-textured interior of stellar-patterned with black PVD-coated steel folding clasp
Water Resistance: 30 atm (30 meters)