Evangelion Ring Watch Details
Date: Saturday 23rd December 2017 [8:28] | Posted By: Joe
The good folks from on-line anime shop Tokyo Otaku Mode have sent us details of a new Evangelion product available for pre-order that will be of interest to the fan who has everything.
We've covered the world of Evangelion merchandise before with the Transformers Mode Eva (which promptly sold out), along with an article covering all the stuff available, plus a follow up article (our favourite bit of merchandise is still an AT Field Umbrella).
With such a wide variety of Eva themed goods, the merchandise department khara must be looking for something a bit different to sell. So a tie in with character-based jewellery firm U-TREASURE seems like a good choice. They'll be releasing a "ring watch". It's a ring with a watch face on the setting. There's lot of interesting details such as the bezel featuring the Eva Pilot's synchro rates, and the jewel matching the patterns of the AT Field. What strikes us is the choice for the base of the ring. They've decided to use the pilots torso as the base, yes, you've read that right. Not their face, or some sort of montage, or some other Eva iconography like the Lance of Longinus or some nifty design featuring the angels or something along those lines, but a ring with the torsos of the pilots in their plug suits.
You can chose between two designs one with a red jewel, with Rei's torso in her 00 suit and 09 suit, or another design with a blue jewel featuring Shinji and Kaworu.
The ring watch will retail for ¥53,000 JPY which is about $468 USD / €394 EUR / £350 GBP (at the time of publishing). Both designs will be limited to 100 units each with serial numbers.
Pre-orders open from 10:00 am (JST) on December 22, 2017
Pre-orders period ends at 11:59 pm (JST) on January 31, 2018
Two “Ring Watch” models that express the fascinating world of Evangelion are available for pre-order! One model features Rei Ayanami & tentative name: Rei Ayanami, while the other features Shinji Ikari & Kaworu Nagisa.
Both are limited to 100 units with serial numbers
[About this project]
EVANGELION x Ring Watch
Pre-orders start: Dec. 22, 2017 10:00 AM (JST)
Pre-orders website: https://otakumode.com/projects/EVANGELION_Ring_Watch
Availability: All countries
Delivery: From March 2018
Press release as follows:
December 20, 2017
Two “Ring Watches” Designed After the Movie Rebuild of Evangelion to Be Released on December 22 U-TREASURE, a brand specializing in genuine character-based jewelry and goods, will be accepting reservations for two “Ring Watch” models that express the fascinating world of Evangelion on Friday, December 22, 2017. The Ring Watches will be available at U-TREASURE Store Shinjuku, EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01 (Ikebukuro), as well as the U-TREASURE Online Store (http://www.u-treasure-onlineshop.jp).
They will also be available on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop which sells Japanese pop culture-related goods overseas (https://otakumode.com/) and the EVANGELION STORE (http://www.evastore.jp/).
To commemorate the release of the Ring Watches, a special “Jewelry Cloth” that is not for sale and available only in limited quantities will also be included with each purchase as a bonus.
Two Ring Watch Models featuring Plug Suit designs on the shank: The Rei Ayanami & tentative name: Rei Ayanami Model and the Shinji Ikari & Kaworu Nagisa Model The exquisite Ring Watches that encapsulates the world of Evangelion are a product the experience and expertise in handling character jewelry and watches of U-TREASURE possesses. The brilliantly eye-catching design of the glass casing on each Ring Watch was inspired by A.T. Fields, and the shank of the Ring Watches features are realistic three-dimensional representations of each pilot's figure in their Plug Suits. The bezel (frame of the casing) features pulse waves designed in the image of Synchro Rates, while the ruby set on the crown corresponds to the chest section of Plug Suits.
EVANGELION × Ring Watch Shinji Ikari & Kaworu Nagisa
*Limited to 100 units with serial numbers
Price: 53,000 yen (excluding shipping fees)
Material: 925 Sterling Silver, stainless steel (watch case), sapphire glass, ruby (1 piece), Japanese quartz movement
Delivery time: Deliveries scheduled to start in late March 2018 (Made-to-order)
Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
Through its Facebook page, which as of October 2017 has over 20 million likes, Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) introduces Japan’s pop-culture contents to the world. Also, its worldwide e-commerce site, the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop, delivers anime-and manga-related goods directly from the manufacturers to customers in over 130 countries around the world. With a vision of “bringing happiness to the world with otaku culture,” TOM enhances the lives of Japanese pop-culture fans around the world by adding new value to the world’s entertainment market.
A brand specializing in genuine character-based jewelry and goods for adults. In addition to faithfully reproducing the characters, it combines functionality and beauty to create masterpieces with great detail. U-TREASURE fulfills the dreams of those who wish to "collect character jewelry which they can secretly boast about" and of adults who want to "stylishly wear playful items."
K.uno, Co., Ltd.
Operating on their concept of "continuously offering special emotions and pleasures to customers," K.UNO is the only custom-made jewelry store in Japan with an integrated system for design, development, and sales as well as locations nationwide. With more than 50 in-house designers, K.UNO produces 40,000 designs every year. With the high technical skills of more than 180 craftspeople, it acquired the first diamond cutting technology patent in Japan.