Unsurprisingly, Plein’s watches are just as outrageous as his antics.
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A rainbow crystal-encrusted bezel adds color — literally, every single color — to the otherwise all-black model, which features a rubbery-looking band perforated with a honeycomb-like pattern (trypophobes, beware).
The design of the watch isn’t particularly shocking (by now, Plein’s penchant for tackiness is obvious), but its price point is somewhat unexpected, considering the designer’s efforts to place himself at the forefront of luxury fashion.
When Googling “Philipp Plein,” you’ll notice the brand’s web store is called “The Ultimate Fashion Luxury E-Shop.” A Philipp Plein T-shirt costs anywhere from several hundred to a couple thousand dollars, and accessories — typically a brand’s most accessible product category — are priced just as lavishly.
Plein’s watch collection will range from $530 to $950, fairly conservative pricing compared to the designer’s other wares.
“You don’t expect a simple watch from Philipp Plein,” Darcey Jupp, an associate apparel analyst at GlobalData, told the Times. “You expect something extravagant.” Sure, Plein’s watches are extravagant, but they’re certainly not luxurious.
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