A Blockchain-Certified Swiss Luxury Watch Has a Built-in Crypto Secret
A project says it is offering the world’s first Swiss mechanical watch to be certified on the blockchain — with each model hiding an irresistible secret.
Gvchiani and Cryptolex have teamed up to develop MasterBlock — a limited-edition timepiece that “pays tribute to the technologies of Bitcoin and
Its atypical, block-shaped appearance is built using DLC titanium, while the X outline reflects the monetary code of Bitcoin (XBT). Last but not least, the blockchain is symbolized by a leather strap designed to represent decentralized networks.
Work on the watch has been underway since 2015, with both companies taking pride in constructing a product with an unusual design and a strong visual identity.
Every MasterBlock is adorned with an exclusive blockchain address inscribed on the dial. One of four QR codes are also visible at all times, meaning the wearer can use their watch as a titanium wallet if they so wish. Users can wear their wallet from a blockchain of their choosing, including
Ethereum, Bitcoin and Dash — and if they don’t have a wallet, they can receive assistance in setting one up.
Water-resistant to a depth of 30 meters, the chronograph SW500 mechanic self-winding caliber boasts a 48-hour power reserve. Along with an indicator for the day and date, hands display seconds, minutes and hours with precision. The designers say the watch, complete with 28,800 vibrations per hour and 25 jewels, shows “exceptional precision in all seasons” — delivering accuracy within a margin of five seconds per day.