Behind the brand: Romain Jerome.
Romain Jerome don’t have an illustrious history spanning decades, but then they don’t claim to either. So much emphasis is placed on heritage within the watch world, but it’s refreshing to see a young brand carving out their own niche in such an intensely competitive market.
Founded in 2004, Romain Jerome haven’t been around long at all, yet they’ve made a huge impression on both journalists and the general public. Their watches feature bold, striking designs but their unique nature really comes through in the materials they use in their construction.
Throughout their existence, Romain Jerome have toyed with notions of air, earth and sea, producing watches that are directly inspired by these elements of nature. They make up for their lack of history by utilising important pieces of historical artefacts in their watches, giving them a personality that’s completely unique to them.
At BaselWorld 2007, the company Romain Jerome presented a watch Titanic DNA, equipped with a sophisticated mechanism, that created a sensation in the world of Haute Horlogerie.
These chronograph watches are unique because, in their manufacture, fragments of the sunken liner Titanic from the ocean floor were used.
The case made of a three-pound piece of ship trim, and from pieces of coal taken in the Titanic engine room, paint for the decoration of dials.
Since then, the main "highlight" of Romain Jerome products has been the use of unusual materials in the watches.
Source: GENTLEMAN'S JOURNAL