This Solid Gold Labyrinth Watch Costs $12,000
You know those miniature toy puzzles that require players to tilt a metal ball through a plastic maze? The ones that have been frustrating kids for generations? Now adults can revisit the fun, for a price tag of $12,000.
Gizmodo reports that the Playground Labyrinth timepiece from Hautlence is a high-end wristwatch like you've never seen before. Instead of connecting to your smartphone or even telling the time, this accessory offers wearers the endless distraction of rolling a platinum bead through a solid gold maze. Once you've solved the puzzle, the ball is kept safe in the watch's interior until you're ready to start over from the beginning by turning a dial on the side.
Five figures is a lot to ask for a flashy version of a cheap kid's toy, and even Hautlence makes no attempt to hide its ridiculousness. On their website, they describe the Playground Labyrinth as an "entirely essential yet fundamentally useless object." There are plenty of watches out there that do everything from keep track of your schedule to help you exercise, but not many of them prioritize low-tech fun. The watch will launch at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show in Switzerland later this month.