When I wrote about Yohan Blake wearing a $500,000 watch to the Olympics, little did I realise that Nike had this ace up their sleeve. The time piece which you may have otherwise seen in its Nike+Sportwatch avatar is now in a special edition version. The 18 carat gold-plated version shares the same features as the original one (GPS, pedometer distance tracking, heart rate info on a LCD display).
Luckily for us, Nike has kept it classy by keeping the gold to a minimum and a staid white framework. If you look closely, the Nike logo is stamped onto the gold. What makes this ‘special edition’ different from the other ‘special editions’ is that no amount of pleading or bargaining with Nike can get you one. These watches are meant only for Olympians. That too only for the gold medal winners. Now that’s what a real special edition is all about. Nike tells us that the watch was on the wrist of sprinter Allyson Felix (Team USA) when she collected her gold medal for the 200 meters sprint.
Nike is selling the standard editions for about $230. So drop in to Nike.com to inquire. In the meantime lust all you can, this is one special edition that is going to be next to impossible to get hold of.