Ever bemoaned the wasted seconds it takes to unlock your front door? Perhaps you’ve despaired the used energy in finding your car key? No? Us neither. It’s a good thing then that the Armillion bracelet goes above and beyond the usual array of NFC-oriented tech. There are plenty of devices that’ll link to your security systems and disable them when you approach, but none quite like this.
For one, it’s beautiful. Armillion’s whole ethos is about fusing the tenets of haute joaillerie with cutting-edge tech. It’s something we’ve heard plenty of times of course and usually ends up in pretty cheap-looking watches or less-than-manly braclets. The Armillion is not them.
Crafted from a solid piece of high-tech ceramic, it’s a deep black ring of ultra-hardwearing exceptionalism. It’s the kind of material that you’ll normally only find in high watchmaking and here makes up the entire core of the bracelet. That core is then laser engraved with various patterns, limited to just 10 pieces each. Or, if that’s just too darn common for you, you can commission a unique engraving of your own.
That patterned core is then bordered with your choice of precious material – various golds, platinum and the like – or equally cutting-edge titanium, with or without a black DLC coating. It just depends how stealthy you want to be. In short, it’s one of the only pieces of men’s jewellery that’s actually manly – and we don’t mean glam rock manly, thank god.
The looks though are just half the story. Armillion could leave it there of course and have a seriously cool accessory on their hands as is, but combined with the NFC chip is the ability to contactlessly transfer money.
At any time, you can link a bank account directly to the bracelet, with no upper limit on what you can transfer – depending on your bank of course. If that’s too risky for you (or you just want a safety net at a high-stakes casino), you can also set a limit on how much can be spent from the bracelet. You can even load up money directly onto it like a cash card.
In short, you can pay your restaurant bill, get into your car and drive home, strolling in through your front door with nothing but the Armillion bracelet. Better yet, you’ll look the part doing so. Find out more at armillion.com