Luxury Swiss watch manufacture Franck Muller presents the limited edition Vanguard Encrypto: the world’s first functional Bitcoin watch.
The Vanguard Encrypto was launched in partnership with crypto currency trading platform Regal Assets and bears a Bitcoin logo and a QR code of Bitcoin on its dial. The dial effectively includes a laser-etched QR code for a public wallet address that can be used to deposit Bitcoins and check the balance of the account. To allow this secure process a sealed USB stick is included with the watch to store the private key.
Bitcoin wallets are made up of two parts, a public address and a private address, most people are used to having both addresses in the same electronic device, however experienced early bitcoin adopters use a different method.
The Vanguard Encrypto uses offline generated, non-deterministic TRNGs (True Random Numbers Generated) paper wallet style storage. As mentioned this method for storing bitcoin is quite popular among long term bitcoin holders and early adopters due to its massive security advantage and peace of mind. However rather than relying on slips of papers, users can just scan their dial.
Each timepiece comes as two piece “Deep Cold Storage” set. Users can add their Bitcoin to their wallet or check their balance directly through the dial. The watch’s QR code and cold storage systems were designed in partnership with Regal Assets, a renowned crypto investment company with offices in the US, Canada, the UK and the UAE. Regal Assets made headlines in 2017 by being the first company to receive a government issued license to trade cryptos in its deep cold storage vault, as covered by Bloomberg.
The Vanguard Encrypto is available in Stainless Steel, Rose Gold, Titanium and Carbon. It comes with a hand sewn alligator strap with rubber on the other side of the folding buckle. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and date at 6 o’clock. The Encrypto, is tastefully designed using the QR code of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Genesis Block address, with striking and distinct numerals which complements and blends with the bitcoin logo.
The Encrypto can be purchased by bitcoin. For the complete line of Encrypto time pieces and other technical information, please go to www.franckmullercrypto.com