RJ And Spider-Man Take Over SIAR To Launch Spider-Man High-End Watch Collection In Partnership With MARVEL

Press Release – SIAR 2019

RJ And Spider-Man Take Over SIAR To Launch Spider-Man High-End Watch Collection In Partnership With MARVEL

Swiss watchmaker RJ drops the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon, the brand’s first complication designed and produced entirely in-house, at the annual SIAR event in Mexico City.

The ARRAW Spider-Man, an in-house mechanical openworked timepiece, was also launched at SIAR. Each of these technically innovative watches fully integrate the very essence of the MARVEL superhero into every last component.

In an appearance endorsed by MARVEL, RJ was joined by the web-slinger himself to officially launch the collection in Mexico City on October 15.

Since joining RJ in 2018 and leading the complete reset of the brand, RJ CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi has set out to strengthen the Swiss watchmaker’s in-house manufacturing capabilities. ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon marks the brand’s exclusive tourbillon movement, the RJ-7000, designed and produced in-house entirely by RJ Studio.

Marco Tedeschi, CEO and Creative Director of RJ: “After developing RJ Studio during the last eighteen months, we are proud to present two manufactured movements inspired by the image of the MARVEL superhero. These new calibers have enabled us to make our collaboration with Disney and MARVEL stronger and to affirm the direction we have taken in watchmaking, creating innovative and different Haute Horlogerie watches. Mexico was an obvious choice to mark this milestone as it is a historically important market for the brand.”

RJ-7000: Spider-Man captured in a tourbillon

RJ’s first complication produced in-house, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon features a construction that is entirely coaxial, with a peripheral display of the hours and the minutes. This central tourbillon has been engineered by RJ Studio to increase the power reserve to 150 hours (more than six days).

In order to maintain perfect symmetry, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon case has no crown. Winding of the barrel’s mainspring is done by lifting a hoop found on the case back, then turning it like a key, a faster winding method than a traditional crown provides. To set the time, a concealed push button under the strap at 6 o'clock must be pressed while turning the hoop in either direction.

RJ Arraw Spider-Man Stealth Tourbillon

The case back features a cartridge engraving technique. The letters are polished and stand out from the surface of the micro-blasted back. Four sapphire crystals on the case back allow maximum visibility of the movement.

Made in a 45 mm case punctuated by RJ BUMPERS™ in rubber, the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is available in two versions, the first in a black carbon and red fiberglass composite, and the second made entirely of black carbon. Each version is limited only to 10 pieces.

RJ Arraw Spider-Man Tourbillon

RJ-3005: A mechanical spider web

In addition to these innovative tourbillon watches, RJ also unveiled the openworked mechanical ARRAW Spider-Man at SIAR. For this 100-piece limited series, RJ applied their innovative watchmaking vision to create a unique openworked model that celebrates Spider-Man by integrating his visual cues from his universe, including a skeleton movement shaped like a spider web, a red lacquered spider as the small second, and a highly durable black carbon case. It comes paired with a high-tech black polyamide strap imprinted with a Spider icon, and that emulates the famed web-slinger’s stealth suit.

RJ Arraw Spider-Man