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Why Not: A $135,000 Gold And Diamond BB8 Droid

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So, you know, the movie’s coming out soon. People are going crazy, pumping out merch left and right, so it stands to reason you’re going to come across some outrageous stuff. Like this BB-8 Droid above. It’s a collaboration between Disney Consumer Products and Kay Jewellers, it stands just 4.25? high and weighs just over 1.5 lbs. Made from 18-carat yellow gold, this iconic piece of merchandise is decked out in around 860 diamonds amounting to 18 carats. It took 600 hours to make, and “will be displayed at the Force 4 Fashion exhibit in New York and auctioned off for charity later this month.” It’s valued at $135,000, but there’s no telling how much frenzied collectors will dish out for it once it hit the auction block.

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Romain Jerome Releases $18,950 Super Mario Bros. Watch

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Romain Jerome is known to make some eye catching and obscenely expensive watches. Whether it’s a DeLorean themed watch with actual pieces of the car, its Moon Dust watch, containing dust from the moon, or the Titanic DNA watch, containing (you guessed it) actual pieces from the sunken ship, the timepieces always stand out. The same holds true of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ watch, although it contains no parts of Mario, for obvious reasons. Released as a tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary, it will be produced in a limited run of 85 pieces, each fetching an eye watering $18,950. Made from PVD-coated back titanium, the 46mm case features a three-layer face meant to recreate the pixelated look of the seminal game.

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The World’s “Best Razor” Costs $300

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So how do you justify charging someone $300 for a razor. Let’s see. The OneBlade Razor is made from German stainless steel, PVD coated for corrosion resistance, hand-polished, Teflon coated springs… heck even the blade is supposed to be some fancy Platinum-coated Japanese Feather blade. It only uses the one blade, hence the name, and is a limited edition item that’s meant to be passed down generation to generation. Replacement blades work out to about $1 each. And if you feel like you’re not spending enough money this way, the company even has a “Collector’s Edition” razor for a cool $1,000. That one’s numbered, so you know you’re getting something special.

Hey, what’s the point in having too much money if you can’t find items to purchase that the common mortal can’t?

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Now This Is A Good Looking Coffee Brewer

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Once upon a time, we used to cover gorgeous home appliances and furniture. Lately, we’ve drifted away from that stuff, but coming across the Iikone Coffee Brewer makes us want to start again. If you’re going to make coffee in the morning, why not make it in what’s possibly the nicest looking brewer on the market? It’s expensive, and the company tries to make it sound like there’s some added function to justify the price.

The IIKONE mk1 is the very first pourover coffee brewer with a totally unobstructed filter. This solution allows a brewing process undisturbed by uneven surface tension where the filter touches its support, and makes a proper use of the entire filtering surface. The ultimate result is a more complex, even less bitter brew than is the one produced by classic manual pourover brewers, and fewer nonsoluble particles in the cup.

Right. So it makes better coffee? We’re not sure you’ll care when you’re being asked to pony up $700 for it, but hey, yeah, better coffee… why not? It’s made from “high gloss medical-grade stainless steel, CNC cut, machined and polished. It is compatible with popular 6-10 cup round or rectangular filters and conical metal filters.” And again, it costs $700.

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Arachnophobia Timepiece Costs $18,000, Will Scare The Dollars Out Of Your Bank Account

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We don’t really understand the world of high-end timepieces, but that’s mostly because we never had the budget to really look into it. For those of you with a deeper wallet, and a discerning sense of aesthetic, comes the Arachnophobia timepiece. It’s designed by high-end watchmaker MB&F, and made by Swiss manufacturer L’Épée, and at the very least is striking enough to impress even someone who’s no expert in luxury clocks.

If you happen to know anything about these types of items, we’re going to list some of the features in case they make sense to you.

– Balance frequency: 18,000 bph / 2.5Hz
– Power reserve of 8 days
– 218 components and 11 jewels
– Incabloc shock protection system
– Mechanism in palladium-plated brass or gold-plated brass
– Winding: key winding and time setting on underside of clock
– Movement finishing: includes Côtes de Genève, anglage, polishing, sand-blasting, circular and vertical satin finishing
– ARACHNOPHOBIA’S BODY
Dimensions: 203 mm in height (legs extended); clock diameter (legs flat) 405 mm; movement dimensions 75.3 x 134.9 x 63.8 mm
Weight: gold-plated version 1.96 kg; black version 0.98 kg

So if you can swing the $16,000 to $18,000 these cost, they’ll definitely make a more an eye-catching item to display in your home.

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This Star Wars TIE Fighter Watch Costs $28,500

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That’s a lot of dollars to spend on a timepiece, but then again, some people really do have too much money. They might even be delighted to splurge on the Darth Vader/TIE Fighter wristwatch, which is made by Devon, and is limited to 1,500 pieces. Aside from the Star Wars aesthetic, it’s got a bunch of features that presumably make sense to the discerning watch enthusiast. Here they are:

– 16L stainless steel
– True black diamond-like coating
– Scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens with bulletproof durability
– Numbered 1-500 on back plate
– Four interwoven 2-micron thin nylon time belts
– Lubricant-free ruby bearings
– Four micro-step motors
– Multiple high-tech optical recognition cells
– Temperature-compensated crystal
– Onboard microprocessor
– 313 electrical contacts
– Lithium-polymer rechargeable cell
– Powered for two weeks on one charge
– Recharge wirelessly through inductive charging tower

So yeah, sure, it costs as much as a new car, but you should know it comes with a complimentary pair of TIE Fighter cufflinks, so… that’s a deal, right? You can pre-order it right now with a $2,500 down payment, but there’s no mention of how long you’ll have to wait to get it, exactly.

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The $24,000 Abyss Table By Duffy London

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The nice thing about having money, aside from having money, is that you can look at things like the Abyss Table and think “Hm, that might look nice in my living room.” At least, we assume that people with money might say that, because if we have $24,000 burning a hole in our pockets, we would have ordered this table before even writing about it. As it is, we can only stare at the screen and dream.

Like all of Duffy’s designs, the Abyss Table is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as the sea.
The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
Made from high grade wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources. Glass.

There will only be 25 of these tables made, and if you order one, expect to get it around October of this year.

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Yo Dawg, We Heard You Like Watches, So We Put An Apple Watch On Your Fancy $9,000 Watch

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So… it turns out that what was sorely lacking from your Apple Watch was… yet another watch. That’s right, you’re looking at the Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle Watch, which uses the Apple’s overhyped timepiece as an accessory. In other words, it’s a $9,000 watch with a special band that attaches to your Apple Watch. Yes, yes, you’re reading this right: on the upper part of your wrist, you are to see the Sunrise Pinnacle watch face, and on the underside of your wrist, you will have access to the Apple Watch. Because having two wristwatches is totally normal. Oh, and if you thought spending $9,000 wasn’t enough, there’s an upgraded 18-carat gold version called the Sunrise Pinnacle Reservation that costs $112,000. Luckily, that Gold Apple Watch is included.

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People Have Too Much Money: Japanese Tour Bus Seats 10, Costs $1,200+ Per Passenger

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Would you pay $1,200 for a bus tour? Some people in Japan are. As a matter of fact, $1,200 is the cheapest ticket for a special bus tour by Japanese company Isetan Mitsukoshi Travel; the bus only seats 10 people, and carries passengers in luxury similar to that offered in first class flights. More expensive options range up to $2,665. Sure, you get tons of leg room, drinks and meals, toured outings, and even stay at some fancy hotels… but you’re still paying $1,200+ for travel in a road going vehicle. Trips leave Tokyo and take passengers to cities like Nagano and Gunma, though destinations vary by season. By the looks of it the company is doing well, which just goes to show that this world is full of people with too much money.

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