Do you like Pokemon? Do you have lots of money? Today, friend, is your lucky day. Watchmaker Romain-Jerome has just announced the Pokemon Tourbillon, a big, beefy watch that features multiple Pokemon characters – Pikachu, Charizard, and Spork – on a beautifully enameled face and set with a striking tourbillon.
I know I’m taking the piss but dude, it’s a watch with a lot of Pokemon on it. It’s pretty cool.
ï¿¼The highlight of the timepiece is de nitely the colourful dial, standing out from the all-black 48mm case and hands. Completing the ensemble, the black alligator strap is enhanced with yellow and blue stitching as a tribute to the PokÃ©mon logoâ€™s symbolic colors. The composition and the placement of the charactersâ€”all were created to appreciate the beauty of the dialâ€™s numerous PokÃ©mon.
This concentration and accumulation of characters in different sizes yields an incredible and captivating 3D effect, such that the characters look animated and ready to pop out at any second. As the most famous of them all, Pikachu is the centrepiece and is placed at the forefront. To complete the PokÃ©mon scene, the tourbillon bridge is shaped like a lightning bolt, one of the key elements of Pikachu.
Beyond the aesthetic aspect and the subjects portrayed on the dialâ€”which already make it uniqueâ€”the Tour- billon PokÃ©mon is an exceptional timepiece thanks to its high level of craftsmanship. The dial, made entirely by hand, required hundreds of hours to create due to the numerous colours present which needed to be created and then hand- lled one by one. The case back was equally thought through, and we can admire the oscillat- ing weight of the self-winding tourbillonâ€”laser-shaped like a lightning boltâ€”and Pikachu seen from the back.
If you did not catch one of the 20 RJ X PokÃ©mon timepieces, RJ-Romain Jerome is offering you a second chance to capture the famous PokÃ©mon with this exceptional and most exclusive tourbillon.
Now for the bad news: this little Pokepark costs $200,000. Want to save some money? We would recommend buying this watch and buying a house with the difference.