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…The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is a chain driven watch?

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon

The Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon is like no other watch in the world.

Time is told on two rotating drums (one for hours and one for minutes) that are made of engraved aluminum and set on ball bearings, and each drum is equipped with a resistance spring the enables you to disconnect it for time setting, as well as a small winch that is stored in the folding buckle of the bracelet that allows you to wind the watch.

Cabestan Winch Vertical Tourbillon Detail

However, what’s truly amazing is that this watch holds power through a chain drive that consists of 450 small links made of inoxidizable steel and riveted by hand. The chain is good for 72 hours of power reserve, and is wound around the watch in a way that follows the natural energy of the spring within.

The titanium case is made of seven components that are vacuum welded together with hydrogen in a conveyor oven, and Pyrex crystals that are thermoformed by hand cover all the bits and pieces underneath.

All this tech doesn’t come cheap however, as you’ll be paying anywhere between $275,000 and $400,000 for the privilege depending on how much bling you want, but when tech and exclusivity get together with beauty like this, money can quickly become no object for those with the means.

[Cabestan – Winch Vertical Tourbillon]

[Via: Book Of Joe]

…The Fantasy Bra from Victoria’s Secret is not cheap?

Adriana Lima Fantasy Bra

The Fantasy Bra is a Victoria’s Secret tradition, and this year, they’ve encrusted supermodel Adriana Lima’s bra with nearly 3,900 precious gems, including thousands of tiny black diamonds, 117 one-carat round diamonds, and 34 rubies. Then, they finished it off with a pair of 100-carat black diamond drops.

The Black Diamond Miracle Bra is also designed to give maximum cleavage lift, but I doubt anyone will notice once they consider the price tag that this bosom booster comes with: A little over $5 million.

[Victoria’s Secret – Fantasy Bra]

[Via: Daily Mail Via: Born Rich]

…Hot Wheels can be expensive?

Diamond Hot Wheels

How do you make the world’s most expensive Hot Wheels car?

Easy: Cast it in 18-karat white gold, and cover it with 2,700 jewels weighing nearly 23 carats.

This “toy” was created by Jason the Jeweler, and celebrates Hot Wheels’ 40th anniversary, as well as the production of their 4 billionth car. Blue diamonds take the place of paint, white and black diamonds take the place of the engine, red rubies take the place of the tail lights, and black diamonds create the “red line” tires. Even the custom case has 40 additional white diamonds in it, with one for each year in the “legacy of Hot Wheels”.

Though $140k for a car with zero horsepower is probably a bit much, the proceeds go to a good cause, so I’m sure someone is going to be a happy Hot Wheels owner soon enough.

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s TGI Friday: Raft Wars?

Raft Wars

Raft Wars puts you in control of Simon, a young millionaire that must defend his newly found gold and diamonds from attackers.

It’s turn based cannon warfare, but with cutesy animation and solid gameplay, it’s actually a rather fun way to kill an hour or two. (Though you may want to mute it, as the sounds gets a little repetitive after a few minutes.)

Are you ready?

[Raft Wars]

…Nintendo’s Game Boy loves gold?

Gold Gameboy

Wii schmii, if you want the ultimate Nintendo experience, plop down $25 grand and pick yourself up one of these. Made by Aspreys of London, this original Nintendo Game Boy, covered in solid 18K yellow gold, features a diamond ring around the display screen, a diamond on/off switch, and more class than you can shake a stick at. If you want your classic gaming to have a bit more class, look no further. Plus, who didn’t love monochrome gaming?

[Gold Game Boy]

[Via: Ubergizmo]