RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition (Pictures and Specifications)
RJ has captured the essence of summer life in the Greek isles in a 10-piece limited edition series from the ARRAW Marine collection. These timepieces were inspired by the most iconic symbols of Mykonos, from the blue of the Aegean Sea to the Greek windmills and the mighty rocks that form the Cyclades island.
Each ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition case, crafted in grade 5 titanium, comes adorned with the signature rubber RJ Bumpers that define the ARRAW collection. The unique composite bezel combines sand with a high-performance resin created in-house by RJ. The unique sand-infused bezel is secured to the case with a metal grid whose shape alludes to the iconic windmills of Mykonos.
Many stages of dial treatment are required to impart the RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos with its lustrous Aegean blue effect, first sun-brushed, then galvanized, gradient-painted and then coated with a transparent lacquer. This hue refers both to the color of the sea as well as the legendary blue of Mykonos. The chronograph counters have been rhodium-plated to coordinate with the arrow-shaped, satin-finished hands, so that the limited-editions remain faithful to the ARRAW Marine family.
The RJ-2040 self-winding chronograph movement displays a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter with a date aperture at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 3 o’clock. The transparent sapphire crystal case back allows a fascinating look at the oscillating weight, designed to reference the iconic windmills of Mykonos.
The RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition comes with a blue alligator strap that has been manually patinated to project the same casual ease that characterizes life in the Greek isles. The underside of the strap has been reinforced with a rubber insert for durability and comfort. The special edition timepiece also comes with a black rubber bracelet, ideal for swimming or water sports, comes with the watch as well. Changing out the strap is easily accomplished thanks to the interchangeable strap system. This hallmark of the ARRAW collection allows the strap to be released and an alternate strap installed with a simple ‘click’.
“The ARRAW Marine collection draws inspiration from the universe of the sea. Naturally, the first limited-edition ARRAW Marine series takes that maritime theme in a creative new direction. We chose to reinterpret the familiar codes of the RJ ARRAW Marine family and infuse the 10-piece series with the exotic appeal of Mykonos, one of the most breathtaking seaside destinations in the world.” said Marco Tedeschi, CEO and Creative Director of RJ.
Only 10 ARRAW Marine Mykonos special edition watches will be available throughout the world, sold exclusively in the Kessaris shops in Mykonos and Nammos Beach.
RJ ARRAW Marine Mykonos Special Edition
Limited Edition: 10 pieces
Type: ARRAW Marine
Diameter: 45 mm
Case: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed
Bezel: Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed. Insert in composite material combining a high-performance resin with sand
Lugs: Grade 5 titanium, vertical satin-brushed and polished on the side. Inserts in black composite
RJ Bumpers: Black rubber
Crystal: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Open in Grade 5 titanium, circular satin-brushed with sapphire crystal
Crown: Screw-lock crown in grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert
Push-buttons: Grade 5 titanium with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 100 meters or 330 feet
Caliber: Mechanical self-winding chronograph movement
· Central hours and minutes
· Central chronograph hand
· Small seconds at 3 o’clock
· 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock
· 12 hours counter at 6 o’clock
· Date aperture at 6 o’clock
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding with oscillating weight with Mykonos wind mills design.
Frequency: 28’800 alternances/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 57 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours approximately
Dial & Hands
Dial: Sun-brushed blue galvanic dial, black gradient paint, polished lacquer and rhodium-plated counters
Appliques: Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating
Hands Rhodium-plated and satin-brushed with white luminescent coating
Strap & Clasp
Type: Interchangeable ARRAW strap
· Blue alligator leather on black rubber inlay and black stitching
· Black rubber
Clasp: Titanium folding clasp, polished and satin-brushed, side plates in black composite and cover in black rubber