Birmingham-based auction house Fellows Auctioneers will be presenting the limited edition watch created using steel from the Titanic
October 19, 2020: A limited edition watch made from the steel of the storied Titanic ship will be going under the hammer at Fellow Auctioneers.
Designed by Swiss watchmaking brand Romain Jerome, the unique timepiece is 67 of the 100 released in 2012, the centennial of the disaster. The brand purchased a piece of the Titanic’s hull, weighing about 1.5 kg (3 pounds) that was retrieved in 1991 and used its elements to construct these watches.
The bi-colour gentleman's Titanic-DNA Steampunk Auto features a medallion on the back depicting the Titanic, with the words “made from parts of the Titanic, tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, 1912-2012”, included. Along with metal from the ship itself, the watch is also fused with metal from Harland & Wolff shipyards, where the gigantic ship was built.
Built into the dial are roman numerals marking the 6 and 12 o’clock points. The watch has a PVD-coated stainless steel case with a stabilised rusted steel bezel. It contains a reference RJTAUSP002, serial 21116, and an automatic movement. There is a skeleton steampunk dial with a subsidiary seconds indicator to nine, and the watch is fitted to a signed black rubber strap with titanium double folding clasp. A box and papers are included with the lot.
Laura Bishop, Watch Manager at Fellows Auctioneer, expressed great pride in presenting this unique watch as one of the most interesting pieces to go up for auction at Fellows’. It has an estimate of £3,600 - £5,600 in Fellows’ Luxury Watch Sale, taking place in Birmingham on October 26, 2020.