With over 166 million copies sold worldwide, Mario Kart is the most successful racing franchise of all time. Even now, five years after it launched on Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a mainstay of the top ten game sales charts.
Its popularity has resulted in Tag Heuer partnering with Nintendo to design two limited-edition Mario Kart timepieces: the Formula 1 Chronograph and Formula 1 Chronograph Tourbillon. But you'll probably need to sell your car to afford one.
Limited-edition Tag Heuer Mario Kart watch costs over £20,000
Of the two, the Formula 1 Tourbillon Chronograph is easily the most limited and expensive. With production limited to only 250 units, the luxury watch costs an eye-watering £21,250. Ouch.
Featuring a grade 5 titanium case measuring 45 millimetres, Mario Kart detailing adorns the watch. At the 6 o'clock is a tourbillon with moving Mario Kart elements including Mario driving a kart, a Bullet Bill, and a blue Koopa shell.
Elsewhere, there’s also a gear resembling a kart tyre at the 12 o'clock position, a Mario Kart logo at the upper right side, and Mario’s M mark on top of the crown. The back of the case also reveals silhouettes of Luigi, Mario, and Princess Peach driving their karts and the strap sports a titanium folding buckle with the M logo.
Tag Heuer Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph
Tag Heuer is also offering a cheaper alternative. Costing a mere £3,500, the Formula 1 Chronograph watch is to 3,000 units. With a 44mm polished steel case, a Mario Kart logo appears on the top of the bezel and Mario is shown on the permanent 9 o’clock position.
Iconic Mario Kart powerups like the star, mushroom, banana peel, and of course the blue shell appear on the date and display. Both watches include a black leather strap with red stitching.
Sales for the Tag Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph start on 20 October. Registration for ordering the more expensive Tag Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph Tourbillon is also open on Tag Heuer's website.
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