This is Bulgari's incredible Octo Finissimo Ultra Watch, which is so thin it looks like reality's warping:
The sandblasted titanium watch is just 1.8mm thick, and the band is even thinner at 1.5mm.
"Octo Finissimo Ultra watch with mechanical manufacture ultra-thin movement, manual winding, regulator display, BVL180 caliber, 28'800vph (4hz) and 50 hours of power reserve. 40 mm case (1.80 mm thick) in sandblasted titanium, tungsten carbide main plate, hour and minute regulator displays in black PVD hands, second wheel with black index indicator, winding and time-setting wheels in stainless steel, stainless steel ratchet engraved with a unique QR code linked to an exclusive NFT artwork, sandblasted titanium bracelet with an integrated folding buckle."
The exposed mechanisms look amazing, but I'm disappointed that a large chunk of the display is taken up by that silly QR code and its purpose. As Bulgari explains: "A unique QR code engraving offers the ability to connect to a NFT and the metaverse, bridging the mechanical world with that of a digital dimension."
Then again, I say "I'm disappointed" as if I could actually afford to buy one of these. It's limited edition and they're only making 10 units, price unlisted.
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Waayyyy too thick... when you compare it to looking at your phone for the time.
I'm still confused as to what an NFT really is. I get the concept of a file that only 1 person can own, but who decided they should be valuable or ruin beautiful examples of artful design and engineering?
"who decided they should be valuable?" tl;dr: originators of and participants the NFT Ponzi scheme. If you care about why this is so and the high-level picture Nicholas Weaver's recent interview may be illuminating: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/05/why-this-computer-scientist-says-all-cryptocurrency-should-die-in-a-fire/
really terrible" then Stephen Diehl's _The Complete Argument Against Crypto_ is it: https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/complete.html
If you want to get a deeper insight into "why is all of this crypto stuff actually