This limited edition collection was created in collaboration with Stephen Bliss, the artist of one of the biggest titles in videogame history. In this ground-breaking collaboration, Stephen Bliss, the artist who established the highly recognizable, illustrative style we all know and love, brings his iconic pop-culture influences and a morbid sense of humour to UNDONE’s set of two limited edition Monopoly Collector’s timepieces. Each model is limited to 500 pieces.
“The Benjamin” by Stephen Bliss is a United States Series 2006A, $100 banknote you can wear on your wrist! Signed off not by the US Secretary of Treasury but by Stephen himself; the dial features the authentic Monopoly board-game patent number (“No. 2,026,082” registered by the Parker Brothers back in December 31, 1935) cleverly disguised as a U.S. Mint issuance number.
The greenback themed timepiece is complimented by Genuine Brown Calf straps featuring UNDONE’s signature quick-release technology. The sub-dials featuring the Monopoly seal and Uncle Pennybags lume up under UV light, much like the anti-counterfeiting measures of modern banknotes. The ‘applied sword’ indices and the silver tachymeter reinforce the theme by adding an extra dimension of Mr Monopoly breaking out of a bank vault.
“The Godfather” by Stephen Bliss has all the elements and subtleties expected of a classy dress watch; applied indices, a Monopoly-red minute track along with the blend of brush and polished finishing ensures a sophisticated feel without the garishness of too-much gold. The Black Cordura quick-release strap makes this a versatile piece perfect for both tux and party occasions. But there’s more… the glint of the gold-pressed banknotes spraying out from Mr Monopoly’s twin cash cannons against the guillochéd subdials are visible only from particular angles.
Each watch caseback comes laser engraved with one of five special parodies of the classic “Chance/Community Chest”, all designed by Bliss. Both the Benjamin and the Godfather watch models come in a premium “Luxury Tax” tin case, complete with a commemorative golden 1M Monopoly bill featuring Rich Uncle Pennybags and Penny Gladrags.
316L Stainless Steel
Width 41.8 mm excl. crown
Thickness 12 mm incl. crystal
Crystal: Hardened Domed K1 Crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 Meters
Seiko Instruments Inc. VK64 Mechanical-Quartz Hybrid Flyback Chronograph
Size: 20 mm
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