Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t come out in theaters until Dec. 18, but we did just pass another important date — Sept. 4, aka ‘Force Friday.’ That was the day new Star Wars merchandise went on sale and everything from droids to makeup to Millennium Falcon drones and beds hit the shelves.
There’s a couple of high-priced luxury items on the market too for those with tens of thousands of dollars to throw around … like this $28,500 watch from Devon that might lure even the most righteous Jedi over to the dark side of the force. From their press release:
The advanced engineering in the Star Wars | Devon watch movement deftly combines glass-reinforced nylon belts (used in gauges on the original 747 aircraft) with multiple high-tech optical recognition cells, micro-step motors, and 313 electrical contacts. In fact, the circuit boards and control boards alone make the timepiece a kinetic engineering masterpiece – and the perfect platform for US Aerospace meets Star Wars imagination.
To harness the Force, Devon incorporates the key elements of Darth Vader and the TIE Fighter, the starship of the Imperial fleet. Naturally, the case of the watch is created in all black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon Coating) on stainless steel. The wings of the TIE Fighter spacecraft are part of the architecture of the case – spanning out on either side to enhance the bold rectangular case. The main screws that connect the case and lugs are reinterpreted as aircraft turbine intakes, finished with pointed silver screws that emulate the ones on Darth Vader’s helmet. Additionally, the crown is finished with the Galactic Empire logo.
The otherworldly details don’t stop with the case design. Key elements are also executed within the movement. For instance, the existing belt system of the watch utilizes four motor covers that, in this case, are created in red and green to reflect the details on Darth Vader’s center console. A center hexagonal disk that features techy TIE Fighter inscriptions not only adds an industrial element, but also clearly outlines the time indications. The finishing touch is the specially made leather strap that is ribbed to replicate Darth Vader’s gloves.
I sense a disturbance in the force, as if a million Star Wars fans simultaneously splooged their pants.
If you’re hardcore enough to consider taking another mortgage out on your house to buy this thing, do it fast: they’re only making 500 of these things, and I bet there’s a ton of Star Wars fans in Dubai more than willing to drop $30k on the coolest wristwatch ever made by man. But a true Jedi craves not these things. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. A path to the Dark Side, it creates!
Okay, that’s the best I can do to fight my need for one of these things. Is there some way I can just wipe out a bunch of Jedi padawans to earn one of these bad boys? If Anakin Skywalker gave in to the Emperor for one of these watches, the prequels would make so much more sense.
Let’s take a look at more pictures of this glorious thing: