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Hublot LaFerrari

Limited to just 20-units worldwide, the Hublot MP-05 'LaFerrari' Sapphire watch was inspired by the famed hypercar. This upgraded model now boasts 7 individual components expertly craved from separate blocks of sapphire. Just a single timepiece takes over 600-hours of work to complete. Click here for more pictures of the watch. Continue reading for a detailed video look.

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Romain Jerome Mario Watch

Are you a wealthy Nintendo fanatic who also loves watches? Look no further than this gem by watchmaker Romain Jerome. Limited to just 85-units worldwide, this $18,950 gem features a 46mm case constructed from black titanium, complete with three-layer, as well as enamel-coated pixel figurines. Plus, this timepiece marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of all 6 Star Wars movies compressed in to a 3-minute supercut.

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Apple iRing

Photo credit: Mail Online

Mail Online gives us a first look at what could possibly be Apple's upcoming smart ring, based on patents the company filed. This device has its own touchscreen interface, as well as motion sensors that monitor the wearer's hand movements, a microphone for Siri, and haptic feedback to alert a wearer of notifications. "A user's hands may be preoccupied with another task, for example, or the user's hands and/or arms may become fatigued after holding the device in a viewing position for extended periods of time. The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened use," said the patent. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Devon Star Wars Watch

At first glance, it looks like a TIE Fighter, but upon closer inspection, you'll see it's actually a watch, Devon Works' limited edition Star Wars timepiece. What makes it worth $28,500? It features a carbon-coated stainless steel band, a TIE Fighter-inspired face, complete with the Empire's logo, elements from Vader's and a textured leather strap. That's not all, "Time Belts" are used to display the time, which are basically electro-mechanical belts made from reinforced aerospace-grade nylon, 313 electrical contacts, optical recognition cells, and a tiny motors for operation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Watch Part Sculptures

Photo credit: Susan Beatrice

Susan Beatrice, an artist from New Jersey, specializes in creating incredible steampunk sculptures with old watch parts. The objects used include gears, sprockets, vintage pocket watches, etc. Whether it be rabbits, lions, dragons, horses, or even mythical creatures, she says that her "Earth-friendly and artistic items [are] sensitive to the limits of our natural resources." Continue reading to see more amazing sculptures.

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Projection Watch

You could either get a smart watch, or this projection watch, which projects the time, caller ID, text messages, and more, directly onto your wrist. This is all made possible with a micro pico projector which safely beams bright, high-quality graphics onto your hand. A full charge is supposedly good for 30-days of standby time and up to 150-hours of continuous use. Should there be enough interest from advertisers, consumers may be able to snag one of these for free, as long as they agree to project ads at times. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of hypnotizing contact juggling.

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Flip iPhone

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Sure, flip phones haven't been popular since the days of Motorola's RAZR and similar handsets, but that doesn't mean they can't make a comeback. Martin Hajek gives us a look at what an Apple Watch meets iPhone version would look like, complete with a mini secondary display used for notifications. "In Japan these huge flip-phones are called 'garakei' and they are still very popular, despite the iPhone also gaining marketshare in the land of the rising sun. What if Apple ever decided to make an iPhone especially for the Japanese market? Introducing the...garakeiPhone! It comes complete with the obligatory lanyard detail and of course it comes in gold, space grey and rose gold," said Hajeck. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to make your own magnetic silly putty.

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Seiko UC-2000 Wrist Computer

Before smartwatches, there was the Seiko UC-2000 wrist computer. This wearable computer may look advanced, but it was only capable of storing 2K of data, telling the time, and performing calculator functions. The gadget made its debut in 1984, and retailed for $300 ($689.04 in today's dollars). What you're looking at above is the UC-2000 mounted in its keyboard. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Half-Life LG Watch

Texas Instruments' Ti-83 graphing calculator can run DOOM, as well as hundreds of other games, but let's face it, smartwatch games leave a lot to be desired, that is unless you have an Android Wear LG G Watch with the SDLash app. YouTube user "Dave Bennett" managed to get Half-Life running on his watch, and while it's not exactly practical for this type of game, it does give us a glimpse at the future of smartwatch gaming. "Thanks to the SDLash app, which emulates the GoldSource engine, it runs on your smartwatch. Keep in mind that this is only a proof of concept and is far from the ideal gaming situation," said Bennett. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Solar System Watch

With space exploration being a hot topic right now, there's no better time to revisit the Midnight Planetarium watch than now, which feature 396 moving parts. It displays an accurate representation of six planets and their rotations around the sun. You read that right, you'll see Mercury's 88-day trip, Earth's 365 day orbit and even Saturn's, which takes 29.5-years to complete on revolution around the sun. Interested parties can either opt for the standard version for $245,000, or a top of the line model that will set you back a cool $550,000. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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