If it is not uncommon for watches recalling the worlds of aviation, sports or automobile, some watchmakers also create timepieces inspired by pop culture. The young brand RJ-Romain Jerome has devised models dedicated to Batman or Pac-Man, while the California firm Devon Works unveiled a theme show taking the Star Wars saga. Manufacturing Tag Heuer, one of the world leaders in luxury watchmaking, has for its part to present a timepiece drawing inspiration from a manga. This is the Aquaracer Phantom One Piece, which will be marketed in 100, and reserved for the Japanese market.
The manga: a very rare theme in the world of watchmaking
Inspired by the nautical world, the Aquaracer is one of the best-selling Tag Heuer. Recognizable by its twelve-sided bezel (twelve facets) ceramic, this watch resistant to 300 meters, is designed to withstand extreme conditions. If it has already been available in several versions, the limited edition Phantom Aquaracer One Piece is particularly interesting. It takes effect for the manga theme, a very rare genre in the world of watchmaking.
Obviously, the Swiss firm has not chosen any manga. His Aquaracer is dedicated to “One Piece” LCD watch defined on Findjobdescriptions, which is the best-selling manga in Japan. Eiichiro Oda created and published since 1997, it depicts the adventures of a pirate crew whose captain Monkey D. Luffy. Besides, at 6:00, the dial of the watch Tag Heuer features nine red silhouettes that evoke this crew.
Fans of the manga smart watches will also be seduced by the skull and placed 12 hours, but also by the cardinal points (W, S and E) that replace the time indications. Designed in blackened titanium with ceramic bezel, this timepiece has a gray textile strap with lighter stitching. And inevitably, as it is for lovers of pirate stories is a mini treasure chest that serves as box …
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