Friday, December 21, 2007
Titanic Stands The Test Of Time
Watchmaker Romain Jerome and the Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff have used the steel taken from the wreck of the Titanic's hull to make Titanic DNA watches in the UK . Kismet Jewellers in Thame, Oxfordshire is the only firm currently selling them.
It was mixed with steel from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast where the Titanic which was thought to be unsinkable was built.
The liner, sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
There were 2,200 passengers and crew on board the vessel, which sank 380 miles off the coast of Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg. Only 700 survived.
As an added bonus, some of the parts are made with coal from the engine room and in some models the bones of some of the dead have been carved into an attractive rotating bezel.
Only 2012, have been made which means they are rare as well as being quite unique which is a good way of bumping up the price.
The Disney corporation is famous for releasing a limited amount of re-released old films as a marketing ploy to make you rush out and buy them at full price.
They range in price for the watches are from £4,500 - £82,800.
They are scratch resistant, anti reflective but most importantly they are waterproof to 12,000 metres or 6,600 fathoms.
The uglier and more tacky the watch the more expensive as you can guess.
These watches have a lifetime guarantee and have been described as unbreakable.
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