Straight from its role as a ‘baddie’ in the Super Mario Franchise, check out this Masterpiece MP-03 ‘watch / pocket watch’.
Here’s what Hublot themselves have to say about this unique piece:
“The original plan was to create a modern iteration of a pocket-watch that would actually be worn by the owners. Unlike in earlier centuries, modern pocket-watches from high-end watch brands usually serve solely as desk clocks or collectibles for their owners. How often do you see someone walking down the street and checking his chained pocket watch? The answer is probably never.
So for Hublot, a traditional take on the pocket watch was out of the question. A totally new concept was called for. To achieve this, Hublot had to think out of the box and leave behind all notions of a pocket-watch and reinterpret it in a contemporary context : a timepiece that can be worn off the wrist.
The next question you’re probably asking is, “why the form of a gun cartridge?”
Despite the appearance, the story of the MP-03′s conception is actually quite peaceful. When visiting Mexico, head of Hublot’s High Complications department Mathias Buttet witnessed both men and women wearing 9mm bullets as necklaces. These are supposedly good luck charms in many cultures across the world.
The MP-03 houses a unique horizontal tourbillon movement, which displays the time by means of 3 rotating wheels, seen through a glass aperture on the case. The top, pointy part of the piece serves as the crown: turn it one way to wind the watch, and the other way to set the time.
The MP-03 can be worn as a pendant, as a belt attachment, or even as a traditional watch thanks to two flexible metal “hoops” on the back of the piece.”
Crazy but crazy cool also!