Fashionably Geek isn’t a stranger to crazy Romain Jerome watch designs, but his latest is closest to our geeky hearts. This officially licensed Space Invaders watch comes in a colorful “day” version and a glow-in-the-dark “night” version (pictured after the break), with each having a very limited 78 unit run.
Like his Moon Invader series before it, the Space Invaders watches will include fragments from the Apollo 11 capsule. That’s just one of the reasons why getting your hands on one will set you back $10,000.
From the product page:
Inheriting the highly distinctive case of the Moon Invader series (a round shape within a cambered 46 mm square, with a round front and an almost rectangular back), the SPACE INVADERS have also kept the same steel coalesced with fragments from the Apollo 11 capsule. It is no coincidence that this case is designed like a strongbox, or even like a space vessel capable of travelling great distances, since that kind of vehicle is exactly what is needed to facilitate the SPACE INVADERS colonisation of our daily lives.
The four functional ball-and-socket joints of this rounded squares are cut like the pivoting Â« feet Â» of the lunar landing modules of the American lunar missions. These extremely sophisticated components mounted on axles anchored in the case hold the lugs of the rubber straps and enable the watch to adjust to all kinds of wrist sizes.
The RJ security screws (stamped with four cup marks), representing the SPACE INVADERS signature feature, are echoed on the functional movement-locking screw on the case-back. They confirm both the legendary universe and the distinctive RJ design codes.
Embodying another tangible token of the space age symbolised by this new SPACE INVADERS collection, a dedicated plate made of Moon SilverRJâ€“ a silver alloy with an extremely low oxidisation rate incorporating moon rocks â€“ appears on the stellar-patterned back of the watch. This engraved plate reproduces the lunar surface, of which the mineral particles interact on an infra-molecular level with the wearer of the watch. The veined pattern and grainy texture also extend along the rubber strap.
The two 78-piece limited series are distinguished by their dial. The latter is composed of three layers of pixelated and shotpeened dies featuring hand-drawn file strokes. The 3.5 mm-sized SPACE INVADERS are lacquered in different colours (Â« day Â» version) or coated with Superluminova (Â« night Â» version), each individually machined and hand-applied. These invaders are a playful nod that transforms these watches into inspired talking pieces capable of creating ties based on natural affinities between the people wearing them â€“ and who in doing so consciously adopt this humorous and original way of thumbing their noses at classic watchmaking conventions. A new contemporary and generational legend is bornâ€¦