Probably, Romain Jerome is the last watch brand you would expect to launch a special edition Pac-Man model. Surprisingly enough, this prestigious company has its own line of timepieces dedicated to this classic video game. Romain Jerome isn’t at its first arcade inspired project. Previously, the brand released a Space Invaders watch that was received with great enthusiasm by fans. Now, one of the most loved and hungriest video games characters on the planet was selected to decorate the dial of an exquisite Romain Jerome watch.
Until now, Pac-Man has been the main theme for many affordable watches, but Romain Jerome is the first luxury watches manufacturer that decides to use it on its products. To recreate the authentic Pac-Man feel, the special edition timepiece features on its dial the game play along with a high-quality rendered pixelated character. The most fascinating thing about the model is that it offers a three dimensional view thanks to a special dial production process that layers materials to be crisp.
There are four versions for the Romain Jerome Pac Man watch, each one being very fascinating for collectors. Every single one has the Pac Man located at the 9 o’clock position above a 3D game play maze. The dial is actually a representation of the iconic maze that is representative for the video game. Other elements that make its design special are the colored ghosts and the small red cherries. These are reminiscent for the classic arcade game. For applying the yellow color, the brand has used a special glossy lacquer. The tips of the hands and the characters are covered with Super LumiNova which glows in the dark.
The PacMan Romain Jerome special edition watch comes with a 46 mm stainless steel case coated with black PVD that has sandblasted and polished surfaces. As the Pac Man is part of the Moon Invader line, the case of the timepiece features some trace materials from the Apollo 11 moon lander. This model is fitted with a comfortable and casual looking rubber strap.
At the inside of the watch we find a Swiss automatic Concepto movement that is a very exclusivist mechanism, appreciated by collectors and experts. This self-winding mechanical movement offers maximum precision and durability. It is a remarkable mechanism that is usually found only on high end timepieces.
The Romain Jerome Pac Man is a very rare and expensive luxury timepiece even though its main theme is quite commercial. This model has been created for fans of the classic arcade game who also have a huge passion for exquisitely constructed watches. The brand has produced the Pac Man in a limited number of 20 pieces per every one of the four available styles. To celebrate the launch of this model, the company opted for organizing a sophisticated event at the Collete store in Paris, in September 2012. At that time, the Romain Jerome Pac Man was sold for the staggering price of $17,900.