Keep time with a volcanic-ash watch

Romain Jerome's Eyjafjallajokull-DNA timepiece is a timely reminder of those six days when the planet exhaled.

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Eyjafjallajokull-DNA watch
We're not seeing a price for this Romain Jerome watch, but we're pretty sure you'll need plenty of change. Romain Jerome

If you're one of those unfortunates left stranded in a European city by the recent molten eruption in Iceland, watchmaker Romain Jerome's Eyjafjallajokull-DNA timepiece (let's call it E-DNA for short) is a timely reminder of those six days when the planet exhaled.

This is as limited as they come. There's just one piece, and it's guaranteed to be a conversation starter since the fiery watch face is forged to look like something out of the magma-spitting crater of Mount Doom.

For a primeval touch of realism, Romain Jerome--which also brought us the Roswell watch--even hewed the rough-fissured dial out of actual ash ejected by the whatchamacallit volcano. After all, volcanic ash is really bits of pulverized rock and glass.

To quell doubters, there's a certificate of authenticity you can whip out confirming that the volcanic rock and ash do indeed come from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. It's just too bad the watch doesn't rumble ominously on the hour.

(Source: Crave Asia)