Reader Adrian S. sent me a link to an article about watches made from the steel of the Titanic, salvaged from the wreck site deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean.
We’re all for reuse and recycle, but Romain Jerome’s Titanic DNA Watch is borderline macabre/bizarre. Granted, we really dig the design — but taking actual steel from the Titanic and incorporating it into a watch?
From the release:
"The watches will have black dial faces thanks to lacquer paint, the ingredients of which consist of coal from the Titanic, while pieces of steel from the vessel will also be used in their creation.
"Yvan Arpa, Chief Executive of Romain Jerome, revealed that the number of watches made will be limited to 2,012, to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on April 14th 1912."
There's more at the link.
Never mind the macabre/bizarre aspects . . . with prices for the ten different designs in the collection ranging from a mere US $7,800 to a truly Titanic $173,100 (!!!), I suspect I won't be buying one anytime soon!