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Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets

Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets Watch Releases

Bitcoin might have fallen from its all-time high of $19,783, but it remains an attractive asset for investors — especially those looking for alternative assets to put their money in. The cryptocurrency recently rallied and rose above $9,300 over the last week, its highest in 13 months. And if you have assets in bitcoin and want to keep them handy, then you’ll want to check out the Franck Muller Encrypto.

Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets Watch Releases

Launched in association with Regal Assets — an alternative assets firm — the Encrypto is a watch that doubles up as a bitcoin wallet. It comes in a Vanguard-style tonneau-shaped case that measures 43mm across and 53mm lug-to-lug. Though its dimensions are quite large, the watch is actually fairly slim, at just 13mm. Owners have a wide choice of case materials that include stainless steel, titanium, carbon fiber, and gold. Once they have picked their ideal case material, owners can choose to customize their dial and case with diamonds. They can also pick their preferred color of alligator-leather strap.

Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets Watch Releases

Regardless of customization options, the center of the dial features a bitcoin logo that sits inside a laser-etched circuit board design. Surrounding it is a pattern of the QR code of bitcoin’s genesis address — the very first bitcoin block. At 6 o’clock is a small unobtrusive date window, and at 12 o’clock is a laser-etched QR code. The QR code contains the public address of a “cold wallet” you can add funds to. Bundled along with the watch is a separate USB stick that holds the private key, which lets owners set up a “live” or “hot” wallet that can be used to transfer bitcoins or claim funds.

Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets Watch Releases

The Franck Muller Encrypto features the Caliber FM 0800. Sadly, the FM 0800 is not an in-house movement. Instead, it is a modified ETA or its equivalent. It beats at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is hidden behind a solid caseback that features the Bitcoin logo.

Franck Muller Launches Bitcoin Watch In Partnership with Regal Assets Watch Releases

I’m not familiar with bitcoin, but the Encrypto looks like it could be fun if you are into the cryptocurrency. Aesthetically, I think the Encrypto is a little too brazen and could use more restraint, but at least it does offer some functionality for bitcoin enthusiasts. As I mentioned earlier, the Franck Muller Encrypto is available in stainless steel, titanium, carbon fiber, and gold, with prices beginning at $10,780. In gold and with diamonds, the price rises to $55,800. Each case material is limited to just 500 pieces. For more information, visit franckmullercrypto.com.

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  • dr3

    How incredibly tacky and tasteless. The article reads like a parody.

  • SuperStrapper

    lol

  • Gokart Mozart

    Obviously I will by this by bitcoin.

    As 1 bitcoin is $9300, if I pay 2 bit coins for it will my change be in dollars, or do I get no change, just a lots of extra straps.?

    • Joe

      The change will be in slices of pizza…which you can actually enjoy 😉

  • egznyc

    The best part about this is that it’s not even an interesting movement. I guess that’s why it’s so “reasonably” priced … for a Run of the Mille RM.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Kenny can you clarify, as looking at the link it appears you cannot buy this with a bitcoin.

    Either they think it is an official currency or it is not.

    If so they should then take bit coin payments. If not what is the point of this watch?

    It is like making a watch for the NRA (national rifle association) and then saying we do not condone guns.

    • JosephWelke

      Because a fool and his money..?

    • egznyc

      A bit hypocritical, right?

  • JosephWelke

    Some $400 million was transferred all in BTC last week… someone said that transaction showed its worth because it was between two parties and two parties only, no government tracked it, no government could audit it, tax it, or stop it, or their banks for that matter; and it was completed in 14 minutes.
    So there’s that, I guess.

    • Gokart Mozart

      So how do we know it actually happened?

  • hatster

    What a world we live in where this watch is created……I can imagine exactly who would wear this with pride.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Is the next line “so I still have no idea about taste”?

  • Gokart Mozart

    He should change his name to 1/50000th bitcoin

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