Author: Peter Matthews
Customising your iPhone with diamonds or having it plated in gold is the norm for today’s young UHNWs and scene-stepping fashionistas. But is there a mobile phone company where this simply comes as standard practice? A phone brand which denotes exclusivity, quality and luxury in the same way as the top traditional watchmakers?
The answer is yes. Based in Geneva, the home of watchmaking, GoldVish is the recognised producer of the most expensive phone in the world – as certified by the Guinness Book of Records.
The most expensive phone ever made, GoldVish’s ‘Le Million’ – with a hefty price tag of one million Euros -launched in Cannes in 2006. Only three of this exclusive cell phone were produced, with the first instantly snapped up by a Russian businessman.
In terms of GoldVish’s ‘standard’ phones, prices range from € 6,900 right up to a starting price €369,000 for a ‘Revolution’ model, making them some of the most expensive mobile phones currently on the market.
Read on to discover more about GoldVish’s luxury mobile collections:
The GoldVish ‘Le Million’
Luxury goods company GoldVish first came to international attention with the launch of Le Million Piece Unique back in 2006.
‘The crown jewel’ of its luxury phone collection, Le Million was made from solid white 18K gold with 120 carats of VVS-1 graded diamonds. Designer Emmanuel Gueit created the model as an addition to the Illusion collection, with only three pieces available upon ‘special request’.
Pricetag: €20,900- €255,000
The world’s first ever solid gold and diamond encrusted phone, the GoldVish Illusion started a new trend when it launched back in 2007.
Available in yellow, white or rosé eighteen carat gold, the phone has ‘six different diamond upgrades’ and an interchangeable back inlay made of crocodile leather. Prices range from €20,900 for an eighteen carat yellow gold ‘Centrefold’ phone to €255,000 for the eighteen carat White Gold Ice Frost.
GoldVish RevolutionReleased: 2009
Pricetag: €369,000 upwards
Released in 2009 and limited to just nine new pieces, GoldVish’s ‘Revolution’ combines a phone with a detachable pocket watch in a rather novel concept.
A collaboration with traditional Swiss watchmakers Frédéric Jouvenot, the phone combines the latest mobile technology with eighteen carat white and rosé gold and VVS-1 graded diamonds in a true old-meets-new approach.
Pricetag: From €6,900 to €21,850
The first luxury dual sim phone in the world, the Equilibrium allows users to be contact on both a business and personal number at the same time.
Handcrafted from durable materials such as stainless steel, titanium and space grade aluminium with 18 carat gold and platinum accents, special versions of the one-of-a-kind model are also available upon request.