It is funny how things develop as time goes on. So many watch I write about are dedicated to something young men would have been into in the 1960s and 1970s. Racing, planes, space travel, etc… All things that play with mens’ imaginations at a young age and when they are older still have the same effect, with that added sense of nostalgia they helps you spend cash. Now watch makers are starting to more and more direct their attention on things that had more of an effect on me, such as science fiction and video games.
Romain Jerome has just penned a character licensing deal with Taito – publisher of the arcade shooter game Space Invaders that was popular in the early 1980s. RJ’s Moon Invader line of watches has a small Space Invader character on the back of the watch. It seems now that RJ has the rights to use more of these sprites, and I anticipate an interesting future for the Moon Invader collection with more video game tie-ins. What will that look like? According to RJ there will be dedicated “Space Invader” watches – officially licensed by the source in Japan. Look out for them soon, and hopefully more video game character themed watches in the future. Here is me crossing my fingers for a Super Mario Bros. themed watch in the next 5 five years! Don’t let me down Nintendo!