If you have made it your business (well, second business, after the whole plumbing thing) to save a princess for a living, you’ll need to make sure you do it in style. And since your blue overalls and red hat probably aren’t going to impress anyone, let alone her royal highness, how about an exquisite (and expensive) Super Mario Bros. watch to let her know that it’s time to take you and your mustache seriously?
We came across this insane Nintendo-inspired item, created by Switzerland’s Romain Jerome, at Kotaku. a price of 2.7 million Yen that works out to just a hair shy of $27,000, and only (“only”) 85 of them are available from Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi during this month’s 19th annual World Watch Fair (which ends on August 29).
According to one source, one of those gold coins that Mario gobbles up like so much spaghetti would be worth half-a-million real dollars, which means he could buy all 85 of these watches for less than five of those coins, at the cool cost of about $2.3 million.
Damn. Mario is the richest fictional character of all time.
The self-winding, water resistant men’s watch has a diameter of 46mm and is one of the fair’s signature pieces, so if you want the world to know that you love Super Mario Bros., have money to throw around with reckless abandon, and really value knowing what time it is even when you are under water fighting Cheep Cheeps, you better act fast before time runs out.
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