Hey gang, Valkor here. Over the summer, Spider-Man: Far From Home was unleashed unto Marvel fans, making a killing at the box office. And it deserves all the money and accolades it received because the film was amazing! To complement the film’s success, the folks over at RJ Watches have produced two beautiful pieces inspired by our favorite wallcrawler’s latest outing. And I was on hand for the launch. Not only did they show off the Spidey watches, but they also brought along another paid that was equally amazing. Check it out!
Let's kick things off with the Spider-Man watches. But to do the time pieces justice, here are a few excerpts taken from the company's press release.
Swiss watchmaker RJ dropped its new ARRAW Spider-Man collection in the United States on Friday, October 18, at Watches of Switzerland Soho. The technically innovative collection, created in partnership with Disney and MARVEL, includes the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon and the new skeletonized ARRAW Spider-Man mechanical timepiece, each fully integrating the essence of the MARVEL superhero down to every component.
The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon features a fully coaxial construction, with a peripheral display of the hours and the minutes. This central tourbillon has been engineered by RJ Studio to increase the power reserve to 150 hours (more than six days).
In order to maintain perfect symmetry, the ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon case has no crown. Winding of the barrel’s mainspring is done by lifting a hoop found on the case back, then turning it like a key, a faster winding method than a traditional crown provides. To set the time, a concealed push button under the strap at 6 o'clock must be pressed while turning the hoop in either direction.
In addition to these innovative tourbillon watches, RJ also highlighted the openworked mechanical ARRAW Spider-Man watches in New York. For this 100-piece limited series, RJ applied their innovative watchmaking vision to create a unique openworked model that celebrates Spider-Man by integrating his visual cues from his universe, including a skeleton movement shaped like a spider web, a red lacquered spider as the small second, and a highly durable black carbon case. The timepiece comes paired with a high-tech black polyamide strap imprinted with the Spider icon, designed to emulate the famed web-slinger’s stealth suit.
The two watches on hand represent the two Spidey costumes in the film - the newer costume he makes at the end and the Night Monkey black. The colors and designs are on point, plus you can easily make out the webbing and Spidey logo. And I love that all of the internal mechanics are visible.
To complete the event, Spider-man himself (not Tom Holland, unfortunately) was on hand to sport the watch and Spidey-pose for a bunch of pics with those on hand. But as awesome as that was, that wasn’t even the real treat. RJ also brought along two additional watches to cover the DC side of things - Arraw Joker and Two-Face watches. The Joker watch was dope, but I’m just gonna say it, the Two-Face watch was the show stealer! The two-tone design is gorgeous! And the addition of the coin is a bonus! All watches are available now and if you’d like to know more, definitely click that logo on the right!