What do you get when Romain Jerome and Pokémon collaborate? A $20,000 Pikachu watch


Swiss watchmaker RJ-Romain Jerome and The Pokémon Company International have recently partnered to launch a limited 20-piece edition of a fancy Pikachu watch, costing $20,000 a piece. This is an elaborate version of their Moon Invader watch, featuring Pikachu.

The high-end water resistant watch boasts of a 46 mm Moon Invader titanium case with a yellow vulcanized rubber strap attached to the case with ball and socket joints, permitting better wrist adjustment. Fabric and leather strap options are available as well. Perched atop a black DLC-coated (Pikachu-stamped) baseplate, there is a large enamel hand-painted Pikachu at the centre, smiling alongside satin-brushed, sand-blasted lightning bolts. The lightning bolts are hand-painted too in the same signature yellow Pikachu hue, and they’re designed to render a 3D sort of effect.

A Caliber RJ001-A with mechanical self-winding movement, a PVD-coated screw-lock crown, 23 jewels, and 42-hour power back up are the other elaborate features of this luxury watch.
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This is not the first time Romain Jerome has linked their luxury watches with fictional game characters. Last November, they released an $18,950 Super Mario watch to mark Nintendo’s 30th anniversary. In the limited 85 pieces, you see Super Mario jumping alongside a mushroom in a 46 mm case.
Two months prior to the Super Mario watch release, in September 2015, the Swiss watchmaker came up with a Limited edition Devon ‘Star Wars’ watch, that drew inspiration from Darth Vader and the Tie Fighter. The watch carried a fat price tag of $28,500.

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Commenting on their latest Pokémon-inspired launch, RJ-Romain Jerome, said, “This collection is the perfect combination of each brand’s DNA: the star of Pokémon is paired with RJRomain Jerome’s star model, the Moon Invader.”

[Via:Wired]