(credit: Oakley) Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket | US$8,995.00 | www.oakley.com
i never thought Oakley would have a luxury time piece but here it is, the Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket, the epitome of Oakley’s time pieces. under the hood of this beautiful impact-forged titanium case is a Swiss Calibre Valjoux 7750 auto-mechanical movement with 25 jewels spread within, powering its time and chronograph functions. an ETACHRON regulator gives this instrument a heartbeat of 28,800 vibrations per hour at a frequency of 4-Hz. other features include screw-down titanium case back with sapphire crystal inlays, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, power reserve for up to 46 hours, titanium bracelet and up to 100-meters (330-feet) water resistance.
but that’s not all. this elite watch bears a special feature: it can be converted into a pocket watch just by removing its removable module and hooking it up with a pocket watch chain, which is of titanium material too. a perfect example of contemporary and classic mash-up. the luxury time piece for today’s gentlemen. the Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket Swiss Automatic Watch carries a hefty luxury price tag of $8,995. for a moment, that sum may sounds astronomical for an Oakley time piece but perhaps not if you scrutinized what’s under the hood and appreciate its craftsmanship, plus it is both a wristwatch and a pocket watch.