Romain Jerome is taking notes from fellow watch designers Krone, and starting to base a series of watches based on iconic events in history. The first model in the series is the Titanic DNA watch. The watch is made of oxidized steel from the remains of the Titanic, and titanium from the future Titanic II being constructed at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast.
The watch runs off of a Joux-Perret 8235 with a 42-hour power supply surplus. The hands of the watch symbolize the boats anchor, while the black faceplate references the coal pulled up from the wreckage. The watch is meant to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic tragedy in 2012, when the Titanic II is set to be ready for its maiden voyage. — Andrew Dobrow