Discover the Higgs boson particle -- on your wrist

The scientists already did all the hard work. Now you can just sit back and enjoy the Higgs boson in wristwatch form.

Higgs Boson Watch
Strap a Higgs on your wrist.

Much like the epic quests of yore, the hunt for the Higgs boson particle has inspired stirring music , Stephen Hawking wagers , and now a timepiece for your wrist.

The Higgs Boson Watch is the God Particle taken the form of a personal accessory. The face of the watch depicts the Higgs decaying into other bosons during a collision. The hands move in a hypnotic spiral. If you stare at it long enough, you may gain an understanding of the very fabric of our universe.

It may have cost almost $10 billion dollars to build the Large Hadron Collider, but the Higgs Boson Watch will only cost you $39.95. Got a physicist on your holiday gift list? No problem. This watch should take care of it.

In case you're actually wondering about the specs of the timepiece, it has Japanese movement, an imitation leather band, and a whole lot of science-geek cred. I highly recommend wearing one during your next home particle acceleration experiment.

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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