While many people around the world are happy to throw big bucks at luxury items such as watches and other exclusive accessories, one company, which is obviously Swiss, sells the most expensive and sophisticated belt buckle in the world -- and it costs a staggering $550,000!
The belt buckle in question -- known as the Calibre R822 Predator, according to a report in the Daily Mail -- because it "eats up every other belt buckle out there!"
The buckle weighs 145 grams, and is made of 18-carat solid white gold and titanium. It is decorated with 387 baguette-cut and round-cut diamonds, amounting to a total of 14.15 carats.
And while all that sounds good so far, what makes it unique is the fact that the really special expensive buckle is intelligent and innovative in design. The mechanical buckle itself is made of 167 components, making it very similar to a high-quality complicated Swiss watch.
As well as the state-of-the-art mechanism, the belt buckle also comes loaded with a bunch of other snazzy features, such as a self-cleaning systems and safety catches to minimize accidental release.
Even though the ergonomic and classically Swiss craftsmanship makes the belt buckle a pleasure to wear and adjust, for $550,000 all you get is the buckle -- the belt is sold separately.
The Calibre R822 Predator is sold by Geneva-based men's luxury brand "Roland Iten," and the company website describes the item as follows.
"Operating the Calibre R822 buckle is a veritable tactile pleasure, and it offers a simple, one-handed adjustment for two positions – looser, for driving or sitting, and tighter, for walking or playing sport. It is equipped with 16 (two rows of eight) self-cleaning track wheels that guide the ardillion slide precisely and securely, while a sprung ball bearing tensioner and dampener ensure smooth operation."
The bad news is that the company is only planning to produce three of the belt buckles, so you better get in there quick, if you want a chance of buying the world's most expensive belt buckle.
Alternatively, you could just wear suspenders or buy yourself a new house with the half-a-million dollars.
But that's your call.