RJ, the Swiss-made watchmaker formerly known as RJ-Romain Jerome, has returned to the world of classic arcade games as inspiration for its latest collection of timepieces.
RJ has unveiled its third Pac-Man model in a collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment, the Level III.
The latest range, which is designed to pay tribute to the game and in line with the brand’s playful spirit, features a black dial with a mirror-polished finish.
The game’s scene is depicted with 27 components, made by hand, which are separated into three levels shown on the dial.
The game’s characters, Pac-Man, the ghosts and cherries, were created by affixing pixellated appliques on the dial. Each applique was filled by hand with several different colours of lacquer. The brand’s monogram was given a satin finish and is framed at 12:00.
Both the game and the timepiece have depth thanks to the contrasting finishes of the dial’s components.
Coated in black PVD surfacing, the watch’s 46mm titanium case contains an automatic rewinding movement so the hours and minutes can be read in the middle. Articulated lugs secure a blue rubber strap that matches the blue accents on the dial.
The case back features a medallion of the legendary pixellated yellow video game character intertwined with the stellar pattern that continues on to the entire watch and strap.
The Level III watch was made in a limited series of 80, symbolic of the year the famous Japanese arcade game was released, will be available in June 2018.