Luxury Swiss watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome is working on a Pokémon-themed watch that costs a whopping $258,000. Read on below to learn about some of the features of this luxury watch:
Highly crafted dial hand-filled with enamel. Pikachu as the center piece
Tourbillon bridge shaped as Pokémon’s symbolic lightning bolt
Oscillating weight shaped as Pikachu and lightning bolt with Pokémon pattern laser engraved
Blue and yellow stitches representing Pokémon logo’s symbolic colors
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.
Beyond the aesthetic aspect and the subjects portrayed on the dial—which already make it unique—the Tourbillon Pokémon is an exceptional timepiece thanks to its high level of craftsmanship. The dial, made entirely by hand, required hundreds of hours to create due to the numerous colours present which needed to be created and then hand-filled one by one. The case back was equally thought through, and we can admire the oscillating weight of the self-winding tourbillon—laser-shaped like a lightning bolt—and Pikachu seen from the back.
Source: RJ-Romain Jerome