BEACON TRANSCRIPT – If you’re a fan of the popular game, the Romain Jerome watch for hardcore Super Mario fans might just serve as a temptation to empty your wallet. The highly expensive wrist accessory was unveiled as part of the 30th anniversary for NES’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ videogame.
The first big name of the entire series first debuted in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It marked the childhoods of many gamers, with its hopping, bumping on bricks, eating mushrooms, and evading turtles. Not to mention saving the princess. For multiple generations, Mario and Luigi have been iconic characters of gaming.
It’s been three decades since then, and watch-maker Romain Jerome is celebrating the occasion with a very expensive themed watch. The Super Mario Bros. wrist wear will go for a whopping and incredible $19,000 for all those interested. If you’re a Mario fan, this could be a way to measure just how much you love it. If it’s worth 19k, then you’re definitely one of the most hardcore of them out there.
However, if the price hasn’t scared potential customers off, there is an incentive to hurry up. According to the watchmaker, there will only be 85 of these themed timepieces available. They will be the marker of Super Mario Bros.’s 30th anniversary, a huge moment in time for Nintendo. The iconic character will be, of course, featured on the watch.
The timepiece features a 46 millimeter case, made out of black titanium, and pixelated animations of the game on the display. It will present jumping Mario, a mushroom, a cloud, and a bush in a 3D style sort of surrounding. The figures are slightly lifted from the flat surface for that effect.
On the inside, the Super Mario Bros. watch operates at 4 Hz (28,800 bph), and has 42-hour power reserve. It’s not a smart watch, and will not be arriving with high-tech functions such as GPS, fitness tracking, or synching with your smartphone. It is, at base, a timepiece that is worthy of the collection of any Mario fan willing to pay the high price for one of the 85 units made.
This is Romain Jerome’s fourth themed-watched after a video game. The first three included Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Tetris. Now, Super Mario Bros. has joined the ranks, and it will take a dedicated follower to purchase the time piece. However, any hardcore fan of the popular and long-standing franchise could appreciate it.
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