This Pokemon watch should be every Nintendo fan’s dream.
The Pokemon franchise, both its anime and games, has developed a huge cult following over the years. It has given birth to many successful game titles for many Nintendo consoles—and on the mobile platform, too—that has many Pokemon fans throwing their money at the Pokemon Company.
As a fan of Pokemon, getting access to Pokemon games on various Nintendo consoles is already a delight in itself. But while being able to afford Pokemon merchandise and collectibles is a luxury not all Pokemon fans could readily afford, Pokemon merch collecting has carved for itself its own niche within a niche.
Remember the good ol’ Pokemon cards that ate your lunch money? Pokemon cards could get pretty pricey, with some like those from the Southern Islands Card Set going as high as $300 per card. Let me just repeat that; that’s one Pokemon card that’s on par with the price of a Nintendo Switch.
And that card isn’t even the most expensive card out there in the wild. The most expensive and most rare Pokemon trading card, Geekreports, is the Pikachu Illustrator Card.
The one and only graded Pikachu Illustrator Card is basically the Holy Grail of Pokemon training cards, and it was once sold on eBay at $100,000. Only five Pikachu Illustrator Cards were made in 1998, and only one was ever graded, making the owner of the $100,000 card the ultimate Pokemon legend.
— Wahab (@Qatami) November 29, 2016
But if you’re looking for an even more absurdly priced Pokemon merch, then you have come to the right place. Expresshas found this Pokemon-themed watch that will give you a run for your money—literally, you’ll be panting like a dog on this one.
Swiss luxury watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome has created a designer Pokemon watch that is 860 times the price of a Nintendo Switch. You can basically strip the whole world naked of Nintendo Switch units if use the money to buy the watch to buy all the Nintendo Switch stocks right now instead.
This Romain Jerome Tourbillon Pokemon is a luxury watch that features iconic Pokemon characters Pikachu, Meowth, Charizard, Gengar, Blastoise, Venusaur, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and more on its dial. It also features other Pokemon-inspired elements like a lightning bolt for the Tourbillon bridge, a Pikachu oscillating weight, laser-cut Pokemon design at the back, and classic Pokemon colors blue and yellow stitched on the alligator strap.
— Watchuseek (@watchuseek) March 31, 2017
Romain Jerome writes about the Tourbillon Pokemon watch on its website:
“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.”
In fact, this is not the first time this luxury watchmaker is incorporating popular game designs on its watches. A Pikachu watch was also created by RJ and Nintendo back in 2016, which is black and yellow watch with a Pikachu on the dial.
— RJ – ROMAIN JEROME (@RJ_ROMAINJEROME) October 27, 2016
RJ-Romain Jerome is also famous for incorporating other Nintendo classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. on their watch designs, and other pop references like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Tetris.
— RJ – ROMAIN JEROME (@RJ_ROMAINJEROME) April 26, 2017
While the Nintendo Switch is still quite the rare Pokemon these days (due to still insufficient stocks on the market), we can say that this luxury Pokemon-inspired watch that comes with a price tag of $258,000 is one legendary catch.
Are you interesting in catching this legendary Pokemon watch? Alternatively, would you rather go back to the Nintendo Switch in the mean time?
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