Doraemon Design Wristwatch Releases For Manga Character’s 50th Anniversary

18.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Customisable watch brand UNDONE released a new collection of wristwatches in Japan on Tuesday (December 15).

 

Special Doraemon 50th Anniversary Series

The celebratory line-up commemorates Doraemon’s 50th anniversary and includes limited quantity models, customisable made-to-order models, and more, each with references to the beloved series.

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY

50TH ANNIVERSARY (Limited to 150 models) | ¥39,600 (Tax Included)

The ’50TH ANNIVERSARY’ model features an illustration of Doraemon as seen in the early days of the manga series.

The early artwork of Doraemon is nothing short of adorable

Back of wristwatch features vintage style design

 

FRIENDSHIP

FRIENDSHIP (Limited to 150 models) | ¥39,600 (Tax Included)

Best friends Nobita and Doraemon come together for this special design.

Spot Doraemon’s tiny bell at 12-o’clock

Doraemon and Nobita on the back side

The watch has simple white dials, and it has a function where it lights up at night to reveal Doraemon and Nobita. The design captures the beauty of the pair’s everlasting friendship.

 

THE BELL

THE BELL (Customisable Model) | ¥29,700 (Tax Included)

This cute watch just screams Doraemon’s design with its colouring and his iconic bell in the centre.

The bell turns as the hands go around

Doraemons everywhere on the back side

This watch is customisable with various different designs. If you look closely at the 50-minute mark you’ll see a red dot representing Doraemon’s tail. It’s also a nod to his 50th anniversary.

 

©Fujiko-Pro APPROVAL NO.S611617

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