Luxury cellphones are the latest accessory. Following Vertu’s success, Swiss brand Goldvish launched ‘Pieces Unique’, Le Million, which is officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive cellphone ever made. Costing a cool one million dollars, the odd-shaped device is handcrafted from 18-carat white gold and features a staggering 1,800 diamonds totalling 120 carats.
The most recent collection ‘Illusion’ defines their uber-exclusive range in 18-carat yellow, white and rose gold as well as platinum. There are 15 versions for you to choose from and each phone is studded with high quality diamonds.
If that isn’t enough, you can select from 12 different colours of crocodile skin inlay to personalise the back of the phone. The Illusion features the latest mobile phone technology, quad band GSM, EDGE connectivity, 2 GB memory, MP3 player, World FM radio, USB and a 2 Megapixel camera. In fact, despite the features surpassing that of its closest competitor Vertu, it is the luxury styling rather than the technology that is responsible for the price - AED121,000 to AED5,000,000.
The phone was created by Swiss watch designer Emmanuel Gueit, who admitted that the distinctive shape was reminiscent of a boomerang. Geneva-based company Goldvish was founded in 2004, and has capitalised on the growing demand for uber-luxury items by combining precious metals, diamonds, haute couture and technology to create possibly the most prestigious and certainly the most exclusive cellphone collection in the world.