3 Jan
Crafted from metal from iconic 1980s DMC-12 vehicle

We’ve covered several of Romain Jerome’s outlandish timepiece creations before (like the $17,900 PAC-MAN wristwatch, or the similar Space Invaders version). Now Romain is similarly reaching back to his 80s pop roots, this time tapping seminal automotive culture from that bygone decade. Taking cues from the short-lived but ultimately iconic DeLorean DMC-12 car, Jerome has designed a wristwatch sure to turn heads. His DeLorean DNA Watch’s bezel is crafted from metal taken from actual DeLoreans, rounded out with a bright brushed stainless steel case. The watch features three sub-dials, one of which mimics the DMC-12’s memorable taillights with its red and amber grid. Another sub-dial echoes the cars rims, and a full engraving of the gullwinged DMC-12 model with unique limited edition numbering is featured on the case back. Another clear reference to the car is the strap, an “upholstery” black leather band with anthracite stitching meant to ape the car’s interior surfacing. As the car was first built in 1981, the watches will be limited to only 81 pieces and priced at a expected high pricepoint of $15,900 each — quite typical for a Romain Jerome creation. Lastly, the DeLorean DNA Watch is powered by a 23 jewel RJ001-CH caliber mechanical automatic movement with 42 hour power reserve. Pick yours up at colette for a reduced $14,300.

A look at the unique back engraving of the Romain Jerome DeLorean DNA Watch…