TIME Apple watch

Just Look at This Completely Ridiculous $75,000 Apple Watch

It has a lot of diamonds

Many have speculated that version of Apple’s upcoming smartwatch could retail for vastly more than the $349 entry-level price the company announced when it unveiled the device last year. In fact, by some estimates, the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant could net as much as $5 billion per quarter from sales of its highest-end gold version alone. Then there are the planned versions below, put out by reseller Brixx. Its top-of-the-line model will cost just shy of $70,000.

The company says it plans to take apart Apple’s devices and reassemble them—with extra luxury. According to a Brixx release, the company will do the following:

Each piece is disassembled inside Brikk’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Los Angeles by a team of skilled engineers. They are hand polished, then plated with five layers of diverse metals before their final plating in either two layers of gold or platinum. High quality diamonds are set with a microscope in a custom-machined bezel. Each piece is then reassembled and tested before shipping to clients.

More information about the final availability of the Apple Watch will be available in early March, when the company holds its “Spring Forward” event in California.

TIME

See Behind the Scenes at CPAC

Part political rally, part marketing bonanza and part youth bacchanal, CPAC is one of few events in which the far-flung factions of the Republican party come together for a three-day blitz of speeches, panels and policy sessions. Go behind the scenes of the event through the lens of photographer Mark Peterson

TIME space

See The 10 Best Space Selfies Ever Taken

The space selfie phenomenon is not new, astronauts have been turning the camera on themselves since 1966

TIME brazil

These Photos Show Just How Bad Brazil’s Drought Really Is

These photographs show the Cantareira reservoir in Sao Paulo, Brazil as the country experiences its worst drought in 80 years. The water levels in the reservoir, which is the region's main source of water, are currently at 6% of total capacity.

TIME On Our Radar

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

More than 170,000 images compete for the ultimate award

Five American photographers are in the running to win this year’s Professional Photographer of the Year title at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Getty Images’ John Moore, Aristide Economopoulos, Lisa Krantz, Kerry Mansfield and Jassen Todorov are among the dozens of photographers to have been short-listed for the competition’s 2015 edition.

Their work was selected from among more than 170,000 images from 171 countries.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London on April 23, with the Professional Photographer of the Year receiving a $25,000 cash prize.

TIME Tibet

See the Dalai Lama’s Life in Pictures

He has made a life out of advocating for peace and understanding

The Dalai Lama was enthroned 75 years ago on Feb. 22, 1940, at the age of 4. Since then, he’s been a strong advocate for tolerance; in 1989, he won a Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy efforts for an independent Tibet. Here’s a look back at his life in photos, from before his young enthronement to his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

Read next: Exclusive: The Dalai Lama Talks Pot, Facebook and the Pope With TIME

TIME movies

See Every Visual Effects Winner in Oscar History

When imagination becomes reality

Visual effects have come a long way since Star Wars took home the first Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1978. Revisit everything from a galaxy far, far away to a dream near you with a look at every Visual Effects Oscar winner since the award’s inception.

TIME movies

See All the Best Actresses in Oscar History

From Katharine Hepburn to Meryl Streep, meet all the best leading women to have claimed Oscar gold

TIME space

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

A selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage NASA photos will be auctioned in London

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