The UNDONE x Monopoly Collection: MONEYMAN by Stephen Bliss, the artist who helped establish the highly recognisable illustrative style we all know and love from Grand Theft Auto, is determined to change everything you feel about the world’s most infamous boardgame.
Uncle Pennybags (Mr Monopoly) is getting ready to spread some serious wealth; dumping his usual cane and moneybag look for a more stylish bulletproof vest and twin cash cannons.
Established in 2014, UNDONE is the world’s leading bespoke wristwatch label, where premium watchmaking is about the individual. The team of industry veterans behind the company believe that watches go far beyond functional fashion – that watches tell stories.
Every watch is unique, brought to life using traditional techniques and today’s technology with designs developed in-house, and all products are tailor-made, tested, and true to the UNDONE philosophy: that individuality matters.
To commemorate the iconic board game, UNDONE has released this ground-breaking collaboration with Stephen Bliss, bringing his iconic pop-culture influences and a morbid sense of humour to UNDONE’s set of 2 limited edition Monopoly Collector’s timepieces.
Inspired by the capitalist pursuit of happiness, “The Benjamin” is a United States Series 2006A, $100 banknote you can wear on your wrist!
Signed off by Stephen, the dial features the authentic Monopoly boardgame patent number (“No. 2,026,082” registered by the Parker Brothers back in December 31, 1935) cleverly disguised as a U.S. Mint issuance number.
The greenback themed timepiece is complimented by Genuine Brown Calf straps featuring UNDONE’s signature quick-release technology.
UV Counterfeit detection!: the sub-dials featuring the Monopoly seal and Uncle Pennybags lume up under UV light, much like the anti-counterfeiting measures of modern banknotes.
The ‘applied sword’ indices and the silver tachymeter reinforce the theme by adding an extra dimension of Mr Monopoly breaking out of a bank vault!
Inspired by lipstick smudges, gold fillings, and big black cars, “The Godfather” has all the elements and subtleties expected of a classy dress watch.
Applied indices, a Monopoly-red minute track along with the blend of brush and polished finishing ensures a sophisticated feel without the garishness of too-much gold.
The Black Cordura quick-release strap makes this a versatile piece perfect for both tux and party occasions.
But there’s more… the glint of the gold-pressed banknotes spraying out from Mr Monopoly’s twin cash cannons against the guilloche subdials are visible only from particular angles!
Each watch caseback comes laser engraved with one of five special parodies of the classic “Chance/Community Chest”, all designed by Bliss – you never know what you gonna get!
Both the Benjamin and the Godfather come in a premium “Luxury Tax” tin case, complete with a commemorative golden 1M Monopoly bill featuring Rich Uncle Pennybags and Penny Gladrags (the Bonnie to his Clyde)!
Only 500 pieces each of these highly coveted timepieces can be found at all Ante stores and online atantelimited.com.