Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Nishikado that was released in the 1970s and became quite popular around the world shortly thereafter. Now, French retailer Colette with watchmaker Romain Jerome has presented a limited edition watch that pays homage this game after licensing the name from Taito in Japan. This Romain Jerome Space Invaders watch is limited to only eight pieces per colorway.
The case of the watch is PVD-coated black steel and measures 46 millimeters in diameter. This black stainless steel case has integrated back that is coalesced with fragments of the Apollo 11 capsule. There is a plate of Moon Silver on the back that is nicely patterned and representing the moon. This case is water resistant to 3 ATM. Coming off this lugs is a black rubber strap with PVD-coated black steel buckle that nicely compliments the case.
Inside the case is a Swiss Romain Jerome caliber RJ001-A movement. This mechanical self-winding movement provides central hours and minute functions. The movement has frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and numerous parts that include 23 jewels. It has a power reserve of minimum 42 hours.
The dial of this watch is complex and has prominent blue colorway that is reminiscent of Colette’s web store. The four other colors the Space invaders is available in include red, green, purple, and yellow. This complex dial has three layers, and the first two are beadblasted and the “straight graining” gives a pixelated feature to the third layer. The pixelated background gives it a richness and depth and three-dimensional quality. The Space Invaders measure around 3.5 millimeters each and meticulously and carefully made one by one. The hour and minute hands are oxidized black and polished with C1 superluminova and are easily discernible.
Movement: mechanical self-winding
Frequency of 28800 vibrations per hour
23 jewels part
Power reserve of 42 hours
Case: Black PVD-coated steel
46 mm in diameter
Water resistant to 3 atm
Lugs with safety screws and integrated ball-and socket joints
Integrated case-back with parts from Apollo 11 and RJ safety screw
Crown with screw-lock
Dial: Space Invaders available in blue, red, green, purple, and yellow
Pixelated and appears three-dimensional
Oxidized black hands with C1 superluminova treatment
Strap: Black vulcanized rubber
Black PVD-coated steel buckle
The iconic arcade game is well represented in this timepiece. This limited edition Romain Jerome Space Invaders watch is limited to eight pieces per color. It is estimated to cost around $14,300 USD.