Move over avocado toast, there’s a new thing millennials would rather spend money on over buying a house: a Pokémon watch. Not your plain Jane Walmart Pokémon watch though, one that’s crafted by hand from Swiss watch company Romain Jerome.
The watch comes in two flavors, “RJ x Pokémon” featuring Pikachu in center and ” Tourbillon Pokémon” featuring several of the series most well liked Pokémon. Thinking about picking one up for your friends birthday? You might have to reach into your life savings. The watches are marketed at a whopping $ 258,000. One might think “Jeez Louise, that’s a lot of buckaroos!” but listen to what Romain Jerome has to say about their Tourbillon Pokémon watch:
“RJ-Romain Jerome has mastered the art of combining contemporary subjects with traditional watchmaking know-how, creating real pieces of Haute Horology. In this spirit, the Swiss independent Maison is presenting its first complication within the Generational Icons collection, the Tourbillon Pokémon—the perfect alchemy between a prestigious horological complication and the emblem of the millennials. This one-piece limited edition truly asserts the brand’s avant-garde position.
The highlight of the timepiece is definitely the colourful dial, standing out from the all-black 48mm case and hands. Completing the ensemble, the black alligator strap is enhanced with yellow and blue stitching as a tribute to the Pokémon logo’s symbolic colors. The composition and the placement of the characters—all were created to appreciate the beauty of the dial’s numerous Pokémon.
This concentration of 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. As the most famous of them all, Pikachu is the centrepiece and is placed at the forefront. To complete the Pokémon scene, the tourbillon bridge is shaped like a lightning bolt, one of the key elements of Pikachu.”