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High-End Joker Watch Celebrates Batman's Biggest Foe

If you're a fan of DC's resident Clown Prince of Crime, you'll get a laugh out of this ARRAW The Joker Chronograph by Swiss watchmaker RJ.

"We at RJ were proud to create a memorable event experience for the watch industry’s tastemakers and buyers inspired by one of DC Comic’s most iconic villains," RJ CEO and Creative Director Marco Tedeschi said in a statement. "Just like our ARRAW The Joker watch, this event represents what RJ is all about: statement-making horology, pop culture, and creative collaboration."

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"It is a statement of confidence in RJ’s place in both popular culture and watchmaking that Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have collaborated with us to bring their most infamous villains to life as rare, limited edition collectors’ watches," he continued.

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Here is the full product description:

The new RJ Joker watch perfectly reproduces the aesthetic of the comic strip villain. Design cues from his flamboyant character appear throughout the watch, from lethal razor-tipped playing cards to striking facial make-up. The self-winding Joker chronograph is presented in a circular satin-brushed 45mm titanium version of RJ’s iconic ARRAW case, marked by its signature rubber bumpers, beautifully shaped lugs and arrow-shaped hands. The ARRAW watch case is crowned by a titanium bezel that is laser engraved with an intentionally chaotic Joker motif.

Beneath the anti-reflective sapphire glass, each Joker dial in the 100-piece limited edition is individually hand-painted, meaning no two Joker watches will have the exact same make-up. The watch dial itself is a stylistic interpretation of the Joker’s own face, with an intricately airbrushed finish that evokes the make-up of the Gotham villain. The dial fades to white at the edges and two piercing black eyes stare from the center of the dial.

The ARRAW hands on the Joker watch are also uniquely stylized with playing card ‘Aces’ at the tips. The same ‘Aces’ motifs act as dial markers, while the chronograph’s second hand is finished in Joker Purple with a stylised ‘J’ at its base. The reverse of the titanium case features a bold laser-engraved portrait of the Joker himself, and each watch in the edition is individually numbered as a ‘One of 100 Limited Edition’.

Every RJ Joker watch comes with no less than three interchangeable straps, an array of options that reflects the colourful character of one of Gotham’s most notorious villains. Colorful alligator skin versions in bright green or purple with contrast stitching match the Joker’s hair and clothing and can be easily swapped by simply pressing the Batman logo release screw on the watch lugs. Each leather strap is lined in hard-wearing rubber, while a third full-rubber black strap is also provided. Each strap is fastened using a titanium deployment buckle clasp. As part of the collectors’ edition, each watch will be presented with an exclusive deck of Joker playing cards.

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