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Game-On: RJ Introduces Pac-Man Level III Watch

RJ Pac-Man Level III

Who doesn’t love Pac-Man? I mean that, seriously. Never in history has a pie chart charmed people so much outside of an accountancy convention; never has one creature been so addicted to pills outside of Wolf of Wall Street.

The fact is he’s a cultural icon – as are his four famous frenemies, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde – so it should only come as mild bemusement to hear that Pac-Man has been immortalised on a watch. It should come as even less of a surprise that it’s been done by RJ Watches.
RJ Pac-Man Level III

RJ are about as eccentric a watchmaker as you can get. Trends? Nah. Seriousness? Give me a break. They’re essentially the Clyde of the horological world, off in their own little world. The RJ Pac-Man Level III is the culmination of that.

RJ Pac-Man Level III

Created in collaboration with Bandai Namco – the company that owns Pacman’s contract into slavery – the Level III looks cartoony but is a serious piece of craftsmanship. The various dial components, from Pac-Man to Pac-Dots has been placed in three layers for a full 3D effect. It’s kind of ironic that it has more dimensions than the game.

RJ Pac-Man Level III

The finishing is typically exceptional, with a mirror-finished black dial, lacquer-filled maze walls and that stand-out, industrial-style case. The cherry (100 points) on top? A big yellow likeness of the Pac-Man himself on the caseback.

Limited to just 80 pieces worldwide and available June 2018, we don’t have a confirmed price yet. That said, the previous version was £14,500 so this is a watch you’ll have to save your quarters for.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.