New video game console releases are huge events, with consumers lining up for hours to score a new console and play the latest games. With many people forced to isolate themselves because of the pandemic, the release of the next-generation Sony PlayStation 5 was one of the most anticipated events of 2020. Scalpers were able to swoop in, buy early units, and sell for a big profit on auction sites. But a $5,000 bootleg PS5 from a Craigslist scalper is not the most you can pay for the latest video game experience. That title belongs to the Caviar Golden Rock Sony PlayStation 5.
Golden Rock PS5: A Wealth of Materials
The Golden Rock PS5 began its life as a standard PlayStation 5, one of the most technologically advanced consoles of all time. The jewelers in the atelier of famed Russian luxury house Caviar then clad the exterior in 20 kilograms of gold. You read that right, 20 kilograms — or just over 44 pounds — of gold. If you thought the large size of the PS5 commanded attention before, imagine what a conversation starter it is after you bedazzle it with 20 kilograms of gold.
Cast from eight separate plates of 18-karat gold in the original jewelry technique, Caviar’s angular and voluminous design adds new dimensions and textures to the console. The faceted and sculpted surface curves upward, with light dancing on the different angles of precious metal. Gold ore geometry and the lines of the rock itself inspired this design, which is why this unique piece is named ‘Golden Rock’. And the Golden Rock is indeed unique.
One of a Kind
Caviar is only crafting one Golden Rock PS5, which makes it a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art. No price is listed, but based on the price of gold, this rare console is perfect for a young tech billionaire celebrating a successful IPO, a hundred-mil rapper who plays Madden with the crew, or a dictator who wants to show off his egregious misuse of public funds.
But this million-dollar piece of bling isn’t just for show, and it’s designed for the latest triple-A video game titles. Just pick up one of the two DualSense controllers, which are wrapped in crocodile leather with gold inserts for elegance and tactile enhancement. This is a luxury you hold in your hand and use for serious gaming.
Golden Rock PS5: Geek Speak
At the heart of this sculpture lies Sony’s next-generation console. The Golden Rock PS5 features a proprietary eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, a dedicated AMD RDNA 2 GPU, 16 GB of RAM, an 885-GB SSD hard drive, and an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. The SSD drive is so fast that many loading screens are no longer necessary. The graphics are so powerful it will render 4K-quality at 60 frames per second, which looks great on the best console gaming monitors. 3D spatial audio and advanced haptic feedback in the DualSense controllers deliver an unparalleled immersive experience.
If you don’t speak geek, this means the console has a superfast computer chip with a dedicated graphics processor and enough memory to render the latest games in ultra-high definition. For those who do speak geek, Caviar has yet to release details regarding how the gold encasement affects access to the M.2 SSD storage expansion slot.
Rarest of Gems
The Golden Rock is the fully capable PS5 high-end gaming machine wrapped in a million dollars of sculpted 18-karat gold with gold and crocodile leather controllers. Let’s face it. This level of luxury is not for everyone. In fact, the Golden Rock is only for one person. And their significant other probably still don’t appreciate the time spent playing Call of Duty, even if the console does brighten up the living room a bit.
So, if you are a discerning gamer of means or just a regular Joe looking to spend that seven-figure Christmas check from Grandma all in one place, reach out to Caviar today and request the price of the Golden Rock.