The new RJ-Romain Jerome Lucha Libre Mexicana as its name suggests is inspired by the Mexican culture. This interesting newcomer at the same time embodies virility and festive traditions and its name “Lucha Libre” owes to a free fighting sport that is respected and valued across Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.
Lucha libre translated into English, means “free wrestling”. This form of wrestling is characterized by colorful masks which have inspired the RJ-Romain Jerome to create this special edition.
The latest member of the RJ Historical Icons collection is housed in a large 46mm black PVD-coated stainless steel case. The watch features a beautiful colorful dial that shows the striking mask rendered in the colors of the Mexican national flag. Luchador applique is adorned with a modern champlevé decoration hand-lacquered in red, white and green. The mask stands out brightly against the dark backdrop of the case. The mirror-polished dial with engraved traverses also comprises rhodium brushed hands which are coated with blue Superluminova for better visibility under low light conditions, whilst the finely polished RJ logo applique is situated between 4 and 5 o’clock positions.
The beating heart of the Lucha Libre Mexicana timepiece is the mechanical automatic movement RJ001-A that oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and drives indications for hours and minutes. The impeccable movement is built on 23 jewels and it is able to store up to 42 hours of power reserve.
The watch is shielded with sapphire crystals which protect the movement from minor ingress of water, and it is rated as water resistant to 30 meters (about 100 feet). Each Luche Libra Mexicana watch boasts a customized medallion on a case-back featuring RJ’s very own Luchador.
RJ-Romain Jerome Lucha Libre Mexicana (the referent number is RJ.T.AU.LL.001.05) comes with a black Hornback strap, ending with a folding clasp. The sleek black strap enhances its sporty and virile look. The watch is produced in the limited series of only 25 pieces worldwide. The retail price is $18,500.