Monaco, Sep 23, 2011

LOT 33

RJ-Romain Jerome, "Rock the Rock DNA", for Only Watch RJ-Romain Jerome, "Rock the Rock DNA", pièce unique, case No. 300158, Ref. DS-6. Very fine and unique, unusual, large, self-winding, water resistant, PVD-coated stainless steel and ceramic wristwatch with red seam indicating the longitude of the Principality of Monaco, with a black PVD-coated steel and titanium Romain Jerome double deployant clasp. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.

Case: Two-body, rounded bezel, straight curved lugs with titanium screws, screwed-down crown with rubber ring, case back engraved with the Rock of Monaco, sapphire crystal. Dial: Composed of Monaco rock ( west cliff) extracted on February 10th 2011 by Philippe Mondielli with two red lines representing the exact latitude and longitude of the principality of Monaco, subdial at 9 composed of Monaco rock. PVD-coated stainless steel alpha hands with luminous arrow tips. Movement: Cal. C22RJ51, rhodium-plated, 23 jewels, 42-hour power reserve, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Diameter 46 mm.

Wish Price EUR 10,000 - 12,000

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