Apple has announced that the Edition version of the Apple Watch will start from US$10,000 (about RM37,050) and this by far, is the most expensive smartwatch on the market. With that kind of money, there are lots of things we could buy and here at Lowyat.NET we’ve decided to come up with our very own list. If you recall, we made a similar list some years back with the Nokia Lumia 1020 – it’s safe to say we’ve got a lot more financial freedom to explore with RM37,050.
In all seriousness, the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition isn’t for everyone. In fact, it is actually one of the more affordable 18-karat gold watches you can find – at the level Apple is positioning the Apple Watch Edition, you can easily find watches that are priced well into six-figure amounts. That’s why you won’t see a luxury watch listed here. As “normal” consumers, we would not be able to comprehend such levels of indulgence – so let’s take a light-hearted look at what we can buy for the price of an Apple Watch Edition.
1. A BMW 5 Series – RM36,800
Okay, so it’s a used 5 Series. If you prefer a brand new car…
2. Proton Iriz – approx. RM37,000
Also comes with seven cup holders.
3. One Mac Pro with the following specifications – RM36,235
2.7GHz 12-core 30MB L3 cache
64GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC
1TB PCI-express SSD
Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs – total of 12GB DDR5 RAM
An Apple USB SuperDrive
27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display
It also comes with an Apple Magic Mouse and an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad.
4. 22 Withings Activite Smartwatches – approx. RM36,680
French design, Swiss made.
5. An iDevice for a Family of 4 – approx. RM35,570
MacBook Air 13 128GB x 4 = RM13,996
iPad Air 2 64GB WiFi x 2 = RM3,858
iPhone 6 64GB x 4 = RM11,796
Apple Watch Sport 42mm x 4 = (approx.) RM5,920
6. One and a half years of Japanese cuisine dinner at Saisaki Shogun buffet – RM36,052
You’ll be hearing “Irasshaimase” for a long long time…
7. 78 AAPL Shares – approx. RM36,740
Apple’s dividend policy also means you get a small amount of dividend paid out every quarter.
8. Your very own Coca-Cola vending machine – RM36,000 for the Coca-Cola, the vending machine comes free.
Estimated 49 years’ worth of supply of Coca-Cola – that’s a lot of sugar. Probably better to get that watch instead.
9. Taking the 7 Natural Wonders Challenge – approx. RM12,485
Visit the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Everest, view the Northern Lights…and still have enough spare cash for food, accommodation and fridge magnets.
10. Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch – approx. RM1,295 – RM4,080
All Apple Watch models are the same internally. It’s just the outer materials used that fluctuate the retail prices – so why not try the lowest-end model first, and if it really works out, you can fork out a little more next year or two when the Apple Watch 2 comes out? This article should help decide which Apple Watch to buy.
What would you spend RM37,050 on? Let us know in the comments below!