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This limited edition 'Super Mario Bros.' watch sells for nearly $19,000

By Shawn Knight
Nov 30, 2015
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  1. Are you a huge Super Mario Bros. fan that just so happens to have nearly twenty grand burning a hole in your pocket? If so, you can pick up this limited edition Super Mario Bros. timepiece from luxury watch maker Romain Jerome for just $18,950.

    Did I mention that all it does is tell time (meaning it’s not a smartwatch)?

    What you do get is a stunning timepiece with a watch face loaded with detail. It features a 46mm case that includes Nintendo’s iconic plumber as well as a cloud, bush and mushroom in all their 8-bit glory. Accurately enough, the cloud and bush are mirror images of each other (just as they are in the game) and the ground design even perfectly mimics the design used in many of the game’s stages.

    The watch pays tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary and is part of Romain Jerome’s Generational Icons collection. The high price tag is partially dictated by the fact that only 85 pieces are being made, paying homage to 1985 – the year the game was released.

    Other games that Romain Jerome has paid tribute to include Tetris, Pac-Man, Space Invaders.

    Given the limited release and the overwhelming power of nostalgia, I doubt Romain Jerome will have any trouble selling all 85 pieces.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,897

    " The high price tag is partially dictated by the fact that only 85 pieces are being made, paying homage to 1985 – the year the game was released."

    Then shouldn't the price be $19,850?
     
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Ironically, a person who can afford buying it wouldn't want to be seen wearing such a childish, goofy-looking watch.

    Reminds of something? - :)

    [​IMG]

    Now that's definitely 20-grand worth a piece!
     
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  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +645

    After only reading the headline I thought I was going to find something along the lines of this...

    Super-Mario-Bros-3-Horloge4.jpg
     
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  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,179   +578

  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Shouldn't be too hard to find 85 intellectually stunted trustafarians. Sporting a Brikk Lux Watch Omni doesn't pander to the ironic wardrobe set.
     
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,050

    Well said.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,050

    Now that was a case of deja vu.
     
  9. kuroiei

    kuroiei TS Enthusiast Posts: 93   +31

    Well, it's kinda ugly. Something about it just doesn't work at all.
     
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    Not the casio I'm giving as a birthday gift. It's $30.
     

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