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T-Rex time: Watch sports real dinosaur bones

The Jurassic Tourbillon from Louis Moinet goes beyond bling; this watch contains fragments of dinosaur bones some 130 million years old.

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Louis Moinet

If you're tired of excess bling on your wrist, and indecipherable Japanese timepieces don't turn you on, watchmaker Louis Moinet has just the thing for you: fossils.

The Jurassic Tourbillon apparently contains fragments of dinosaur bones in the dial that are some 130 million years old (that would seem to put it in the Cretaceous, but what's a few million years?). It's part of a new series of exquisite novelty watches from Moinet called Time Explorator.

The Jurassic Tourbillon also has a case featuring white gold, white diamonds, and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal front. The clasp is gold, too.

There's no detail on the bone fragments (T-Rex? Brachiosaurus?), but the watch will apparently sell for more than 150,000 Swiss francs ($140,000). For that much, you could buy a whole dinosaur skull--and then some.

(Via Gizmodo)