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$2,970 USD

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Auction Ended
08/11/22
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Lot #1587

Romain Jerome Tattoo-DNA By Xoil

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Introduction

Founded in 2004, Romain Jerome are a brand famed for belnding their fun and playful take on horology with a seriously impressive level of horological engineering. Between their oft-used exotic materials and colorful designs, Romain Jermome have won the hearts of watch collectors the world over. Launched as the brand’s second collaboration with French tattoo artist Xoil, the Romain Jerome Tattoo – DNA by Xoil is limited to just 25 pieces and remains true to RJ’s already-established framework as a watch that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Featuring a 44mm stainless steel case with a PVD-coated bezel, the Tattoo – DNA is an imposing watch on the wrist. Boasting a rather interesting dial, the Tattoo – DNA features tattoo needle-shaped hands, a white grand feu enamel northern hemisphere, and a completely openworked southern hemisphere, which allows the Tattoo – DNA to pay homage to some of horology’s most traditional of crafts – dial making and watchmaking itself. Of course, as a collaboration timepiece, the Tattoo – DNA also features a piece of Xoil’s work as a tattoo artist, and as such, its tan calfskin strap has been tattooed by the famed French artist. With no two straps the exact same, the Tattoo – DNA is unmistakable as one of Romain Jerome’s timepieces as it pushes the boundaries far beyond where the majority of watchmakers would dare venture.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$6,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Romain Jerome

Dimensions

44mm x 11mm

Model

Tattoo - DNA by Xoil

Movement

Manual-wind

Reference

RJ.M.AU.025.05

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2016

Condition

Near-mint

Material

Stainless steel with PVD-coated bezel

Included

Watch, box, papers and USB device

Dial Color

White enamel

THE DIAL

While a playful timepiece at heart, the Tattoo - DNA still pays homage to watchmaking's traditional crafts with a Grand Feu enamel northern hemisphere featuring black Roman numerals, and a completely barren southern hemisphere presenting an unobstructed view of its manual-wind movement.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

THE STRAP

Offered on a tan calfskin strap, the Romain Jerome Tattoo - DNA lives up to its name with it featuring a tattooed piece of art by Xoil.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, showing very little to no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

An exceptionally rare watch, the Tattoo - DNA is unique in both its aesthetic and ability to challenge norms within the watchmaking industry. With its tattooed straps, unique dial design, and interesting hands, it is unmistakable as a Romain Jerome timepiece.

Eric Ku

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Lot # 1587

Romain Jerome Tattoo-DNA By Xoil

Sold

$2,970

Ended
08/11/22