There are expensive things, and there are absurdly expensive things. We didn’t think we could top our recent list of products most people can’t afford, but this designer Pokémon watch just blows that selection out of the water!
Costing a mind-boggling, insane, eye-popping price of $258,000 — yes, this is serious! — the Tourbillon Pokémon Watch by RJ-Romain Jerome seems to be designed simply to shock everyone and bring attention to the brand.
Seriously, how could a timepiece this… umm… kitschy-looking cost such a fortune? Well, here’s a short list of features to convince you:
A highly crafted dial hand-filled with enamel and Pikachu as the centerpiece; tourbillon bridge shaped as Pokémon’s symbolic lightning bolt; oscillating weight shaped as Pikachu and lightning bolt with Pokémon pattern laser engraved; plus blue and yellow stitches representing the Pokémon logo’s symbolic colors.
That last part really got me. The same colors as Pokémon’s symbolic logo? I’m so buying this!
To be fair, it took hundreds of hours to craft this by hand. And because of that, the “concentration and accumulation of characters in different sizes yields an incredible and captivating 3D effect, such that the characters look animated and ready to pop out at any second.” Right.
The funny thing is this isn’t even the first Pokémon-themed watch RJ-Romain Jerome manufactured. Looking back to last year, the Swiss brand made a Pikachu watch that cost only $20,000. That’s way more affordable, doncha think?
I’m not even going to bother listing down where to buy this, but if you’re crazy enough to spend $258,000 for a Pokémon watch instead of, say, a popular restaurant franchise or high-end sportscar (the iconic Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Gullwing comes to mind!), you better hurry because stocks are supposedly limited.