Pika, pika, my friends! Romain Jerome, lover of all things pop culture, has just released a limited edition Pokemon watch. The watch, which features Pikachu doing his traditional Japanese dance of electrified joy, is available in a limited edition of 20 pieces and costs a nice, round $20,000.

He watch honors the 20th anniversary of the launch of Pokemon and features an enamel Pikachu hanging out around a pair of Superluminova hands. The watch is based on the 46mm Moon Invader case.

Quoth RJ:

As no one can resist this adorable creature, it was logical to dedicate the collection to Pikachu. The most well-known Pokémon character is the centerpiece, taking up the entire dial with a big smile and inviting pose. Placed on top of the dial, the appliques representing the famous Pikachu and the lightning bolt have been delicately hand-painted in yellow cold enamel. The vulcanized rubber strap matches the character’s signature yellow color.

Specs

With this watch you can time your Pokemon Go walks, keep your card games moving, and note when your Squirtle gets stunned or your Mudkip faints during a heated DS battle. Watch lover, I choose you!

Caliber RJ001-A – Mechanical self-winding movement
Rate frequency 28,800 vph
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)
Functions Central hours and minutes
Case Ø 46mm, black PVD-coated titanium with integrated back
Case back Black PVD grainy-textured stellar-patterned with Pokémon medallion in circular-brushed steel
RJ safety screw on the case back, exclusively accessible to watchmakers
Bezel Black PVD-coated titanium
Dial Black DLC-coated satin-brushed and sand-blasted dial, engraved with Pikachu’s Electric-type pattern
Pikachu and lightning bolt appliques hand-painted in yellow and RJ logo in black cold enamel
Hands Oxidized finished and satin-brushed hour and minute hands with Superluminova C1 “blue emission”
Lugs Fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for optimal wrist adjustment
Crown Black PVD-coated screw-lock crown
Strap Yellow vulcanised rubber strap with grainy-textured interior of stellarpatterned strap with black PVD-coated steel folding clasp
Limited edition 20 pieces
Retail Price CHF 20’000.-* / EUR 20’000.-* / USD 20’000.-* / GBP 20’000.-*
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By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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