Jean-Claude Van Damme is a person of many skills: actor, martial artist, combat choreographer, gymnastic star… But it surely appears as if designing watches isn’t certainly one of them.
The 61-year-old Belgian action movie star lately unveiled an unique line of watches produced in collaboration with Helfer, a little-known Swiss watch model, that are all now accessible for pre-order on his merch web site.
Weighing in at a hefty 46mm in diameter; accessible in both silver and black, rose gold and black or absolutely black; emblazoned along with his initials and retailing for US$3,330, the Helfer JCVD Restricted Version is… So much. An excessive amount of, the truth is.
Leaving apart how the watch appears – which, to our eyes, is really hideous – they’re simply horrible worth. Over 3 grand for a watch that appears just like the sort of factor you’d discover in a flea market? Truthfully, if you’d like a watch that’s as robust as Jean-Claude Van Damme, simply purchase a G-Shock. They’re by some means extra refined than these monstrosities…
No less than JCVD’s watches appear to have some semi-decent specs. They’re powered by the venerable ETA 2824 motion, which is likely one of the most typical watch actions on the planet. Really, that’s a great factor: the 2824 is dependable and any watchmaker on the planet will be capable of service one. In addition they have sapphire crystal glass and interchangeable rubber straps.
And whereas the design could be spinoff, it’s a minimum of distinctive. Most of Helfer’s designs appear to be weird mash-ups of Breitlings and Panerais.
It’s a disgrace that JCVD has penned a cope with such a median model when different actors of his ilk have had much more spectacular horological collaborations. Sylvester Stallone, for example, has made watches with Panerai and Richard Mille.
Ah effectively. None of them can do the splits like you’ll be able to, Van Damme.
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