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This watch is straight official but who in their right mind would buy it for $285,000 and let alone endorse it???

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Kobe Bryant has partnered up with Nubeo to design this non-recession proof watch.

Nubeo boasts that it has created the world’s most complex watch case (given all the parts), with overall designs of the watches being influenced by Jellyfish and the ocean environment. The Black Mamba is certainly more oceanic in theme than reptilian (as the black mamba is a snake), though the look is certainly futuristic and forward thinking with its organic curves. At least three limited edition Nubeo Black Mamba watches will be made available – each with different amounts of decoration. The most limited in number will be the pictured Black Mamba MVP, which has rings of baguette cut sapphire crystals which have a “Whiskey” color. The 48mm wide case is made from black titanium (with some DLC coating) and ceramic – while black sapphires frame two of the chronograph subsidiary dials on the face. Inside is an automatic mechanical movement of undisclosed origin. The pictured model will go for about $285,000, less for the models without as many sapphires. It is true that the economic status quo does not make it an ideal time for a new luxury watch release, but with limited numbers and niche market appeal, Nubeo (and Bryant) are confident in the Black Mamba’s market success.

With everyone still feeling the recession, can’t really name anyone that would be going out to buy this watch. Hopefully if someone does, Kobe is smart enough to get a piece of that change coming in but for a watch to cost this much… it’s just pure and utter ricdiculousness.

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