Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Tourbillon: A Bit of Space Travel & Moon Dust on Your Wrist
July 20th, 2013
Tourbillon horological machines are quite spectacular at times, and the Swiss manufacturer Romain Jerome has made some incredible ones. Their latest flying tourbillon watch features a unique design with tremendous depth, and looks gorgeous.
The Moon Orbiter Tourbillon was designed as a tribute to space. In fact, they’ve used melted down parts from the Apollo 11 shuttle and moon dust in the dial. The case measures 49mm wide, 45mm long and 20mm thick. There are lugs mounted on pneumatic cylinders to ensure that it’s comfortable. The case holds the Caliber RJ300-A-Mechanical self-winding movement watch system. Time is displayed on the right and the flying tourbillon on the left.
Unfortunately, you’ll need to mortgage your house to get this watch, because there will only be 25 made and each will sell for approximately $115,000(USD).