There are those that love watches, then there are those that appreciate the craftsmanship of haute horology. If you understand the term “haute horology” then this post will peak your interest. If you don’t understand it then you’ll learn a couple things in this article.
Haute horology is the science of time or watches. The term “haute” refers to high end or high quality. So the phrase haute horology basically refers to high end watches.
MARVEL Studios chose RJ Watches to create Haute Horology watches inspired by Spiderman. This marks the Swiss watchmaker’s first movement manufactured completely in-house. This innovated watch is a first for the company to have a Spiderman inspired central tourbillon movement.
For those that don’t know the term “tourbillon” simplified it’s a high-end movement mechanism that can be expensive and add to the visual appeal of the watch itself. Tourbillons are used often is Swiss watches and are used to help with precision and accuracy in watches.
The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman inspired watch hints at the amazing Spiderman while offering the sophistication of a high-end watch. Subtle touches on the back of the watch like a spider and Spiderman wording add to the fun of the watch. The hands have been shaped to mimic the legs of the spider icon.
An interchangeable strap
The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is made of black polyamide and recalls the texture of the superhero’s suit. It is embellished with the Spider icon which has been thermoformed on the bracelet in-between the lugs and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for optimal durability and comfort.
The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is equipped with the interchangeable ARRAW strap system, allowing the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ no tools required.
You have the black carbon and red design picture above but there is also the option of one entirely made of carbon in stealth black. I personally love the blacked out design but that’s just me.
The open work design of the watches is made to mimic the look of a spiderweb.
A webbed watch box
For the first time the ARRAW watch box, characterized by its round shape and the iconic four RJ BUMPERS™, has been customized with Spider-Man’s attributes.
Made of black wood, the watch box resembles a spider thanks to the eight spider legs fixed to the side. Spider-Man’s web and logo are also engraved on the lid.
Inside the box, the watch appears captured in a spider web made of steel. This part is removable, making the watch box easy to repurpose as desired.
While these watches are amazing, they’re also quite pricey. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these watches you can’t go to just any jeweler. Only a select handful of boutiques offer these watches. The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman Inspired watches will set you back $97,700. Unfortunately that is way out of my reach but I do enjoy the look of a well made watch.