When Romain Jerome unveiled the Spacecraft, he did so with the help of two watchmaking geniuses Eric Giroud and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. Featuring a trapezium shaped titanium case, it gives the watch a space-age feel.
The watch comes with a special strap made by Singaporean strap maker Hughes Low. Black croc with red stitches. Originally, the watch came with a black polyamide mesh strap but an owner change it to one made by Hughes. Manuel tells me that when he saw the strap, he liked it and asked for the contact. The rest they say, is history.
Invariably, there will always be a comparison between the Spacecraft and MB&F's HM5. Manuel says both watches take inspiration from very different source and the complex mechanics behind each watch is also different.
Limited to 99 pieces, the Spacecraft is indeed unique and a technical wonder. And the price point is also very attractive. The Spacecraft is a departure from the DNA range of watches from the RJ stable. Here is my report on the Moon Orbiter and the Titanic DNA.