Nihombashi Mitsukoshi's Annual Watch Fair offers a platform for the world's best timepiece makers to show off their most outlandish or eye-catching creations, and this year is no exception.
Now in its 19th year, the fair started yesterday and is host to seriously impressive examples of watchmaking, but for Nintendo fans Romain Jerome's Super Mario Bros. watch is likely to be of most interest. We covered it back in 2015, and it's now getting a fresh airing.
Crafted from Titanium and limited to just 85 pieces, this is quite possibly the ultimate watch for a serious Mario fan. The cost to you? Mitsukoshi has advertised the timepiece at $27,000, while the official site claims its just over $16,000. Either way, you're going to have to sell that spare kidney.
Don't forget, there are always more reasonably-priced alternatives.
[source twitter.com, via i.isetan.co.jp]
@samuelvictor Kidneys sell much more. In the US, a kidney is worth about $212,000 USD. This watch will only make the money shed its skin.
I can't get my head around people spending so much money on a watch. I felt bad buying a £30 one. I suppose if people want to waste their money on them, it's their choice.
It's a nice looking watch, but I'll never own one.
Yeah, I wouldn't recommend selling that second kidney. You don't need it... for now. If 1 kidney fails after selling 1, your mistake will hit you like Wario's side B.
My goodness, the insane price of that Watch...
@samuelvictor The Wario's side B part? :^)
If you buy that fugly thing for $27,000 you've let yourself be ripped off. Maybe if it actually looked like someone took more than five mins to slap together the Mario stuff on the face and that's about it.
These examples looks slicker and cooler, imo, and they're both an order of magnitude cheaper too:
@samuelvictor The Mario 3 one was quite simple. IIRC you had to make your way round to Bowser whack him with your tail, then repeat. Good for a quick go now and then although the down button on mine broke quite quickly.
Never understood people spending more than £50 on a watch. Too much narcissism
They can keep their expensive watch for that price!
Not really keen. It looks to me like the Mario elements were just thrown at the watch face without a proper design effort. Plus, it has no numbers or incremental units. A watch that sends the message that the wearer has pots of money, but can't tell the time - literally more money than sense.
Sup Ma Bro really is my favourite series.
for that price does it also clean the house?
Is this licensed by Nintendo?
Ha, I remember they have another watch for sale that has actual moon dust on its face. Crazy!
@Kirk those are pretty cool. If I was Nintendo I would make an app like that and sell it for the iWatch and other wearables.
Not a chance in hell
@samuelvictor I think it's just a skin or whatever for some Android watch, but it's def cool.
That's pretty cool, shame about the price tag!
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