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Gresso makes a $6000 iPhone 4 Time Machine, with six Swiss watches ticking on the back

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Gresso makes a $6000 iPhone 4 Time Machine, with six Swiss watches ticking on the back
Not many of us will be lining up for Gresso's newest iPhone 4 back enclosure, but we have to admit that it is a cool concept, if you are into that kind of luxury living.

A $6000 price tag makes the iPhone 4 Time Machine enclosure affordable only to a Wall Street banker with some disposable bailout cash, but if you want to be noticed in a sea of iPhone 4s, that's the price to pay.

The iPhone used to be a unique gadget just a few years ago, but now that so many people have one, it takes six handcrafted Swiss watches embedded in the case's back to make you stand out. The ticking mechanisms show the time in the world's busiest business capitals - New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Moscow. "The creation of each of the clock mechanisms for Time Machine takes several hundred hours of labor-intensive process", says the presser, but we wouldn't have thought otherwise.

Gresso makes a $6000 iPhone 4 Time Machine, with six Swiss watches ticking on the back
The six clocks first made an appearance on the back of the LUXOR WORLD TIME luxury phone, where you could adjust one of the clocks for a time you wish, and that might be the case with the iPhone 4 Time Machine case as well, but it's not very clear from the press release.

What's more, the six Swiss-made clocks add only 1mm to the back of a standard iPhone 4, and are protected by mineral glass with diamond coating against scratches. After all, if you have this enclosure, you will want others to see it, no?

The luxury phone maker says that the iPhone 4 Time Machine will be available some time this year, but didn't specify exactly when. We guess it is waiting on iOS 5 to hit the ether like all of us, it would be a shame to out such a piece of art with anything less now, wouldn't it?

Not that Gresso doesn't skimp on features - one of its 2010 luxury iPhone 4 offers had a 16-gigger inside. For that kind of money we'd expect at least a 32GB version to come standard, but perhaps the company would disapprove of our raging consumerism.

source: Gresso

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posted on 07 Jun 2011, 07:37 2

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Really? This seems very wasteful. Are you really going to spend over 6G's on an over a year old phone? Maybe if it was the new iPhone 4S/5 but for obsolete tech? I guess if you have it like that & you don't mind wasting your money then sure go for it! Wall Street types want the latest & best, not old & obsolete with six Swiss watches. They already have their Rolex, TAG, & so on.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 10:10 1

2. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 59; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


WOW! Reminds me of that one retarded Sony Ericsson Black Diamond phone that was running Windows 6.x that cost $300,000 and came with 5 tiny little diamonds.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 11:37 2

3. GALAXY-S (unregistered)


I dont doubt an Isheep will buy this quickly, they buy anything with an apple.. Oh and prob say its new technology too

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 13:34 2

4. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Come on. Even an iSheep isn't going to spend 6K on an almost outdated device.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 14:02 1

5. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


This is for people who are so rich that they constantly need to show off how rich they are by buying more and more expensive and trivial things. $6000 is like $6 to the people who would be buying this.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 14:26

6. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow 3 iphone hater here.. what a surprise.. well if u dont like something,.. well dont buy and shut your mouths... it was funny at first bashing apple , but now is old ok.. u talk more about apple that Android... hmmm kind of pathetic if you asked me...

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:23 2

7. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I'm not actually hating on the iPhone. I said this particular "luxury" phone is not worth 6k. I called it an "almost outdated device" in reference to the fact that it's an iphone 4 and I'm sure the iPhone 5 is around the corner.

But I guess anyone who says anything even mildly negative about something iPhone related is a hater...

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:33 2

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


gallitoking, you are so weak. We are commenting that the phone is old tech & it's not worth the price. I am sure if someone wants to pay $6,000.00 for obsolete tech then by all means do so. Since that person has money to spend I want to sell them a tropical beach front property in South Dakota if that’s ok! No one hates the iPhone here.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 22:16 2

10. AndroidtopsApple (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


In my opinion.. You should shut your mouth.. Everyone here can make an opinion on whatever it is they want too. I agree that a $6000 phone is totally not worth it to me.. Besides, unless you have really used an Android device, you cant say much huh?! HA! The IPHONE can barely do anything except for talking, txting, and game playing.. Hmm, in my opinion.. That phone is not worth it either. Not too mention that Apple locks things down on the phone when it is WAYYY more capable of doing so much more. I can make an opinion on the IPHONE because I traded it in due to having more productivity on my Android. That is All.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 15:54

12. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow did writting this comment made you more of a man?...listen superandroidevo.. and listen good... you can express your opinion about anything you want, and but since you always talk about the same. that the iphone is this and the iphone is that... we all know that can u just have more repertoire,. because if you only express your opinion like you said.. hmmm then i guess you dont have much of it.. right?... and " Are you really going to spend over 6G's on an over a year old phone? " that is not expressing your opinion androidevo...and you want my opinion... you are just annoy that most people do not have your preference and prefer an iphone over andrtoid phones.. get over it.... you knwo why people like the iphone..... well because is the iphone... period..

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:05

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


again wow androidtopsapple so becuase you had a ugly experience we should all hate the iphone.. hmmm dude grow up... the iphone is not for everyone.. and certainly not for you... some people just want the phone for talking.. some dont... I personaly like that we have options, i dont bash on apple because there are marketing genious, and dont bash android because their gadgets are great.. but cannot understand how a company can create so much hate in you. even in your name androidtopsapple... i know a good therapist if you need it.. and remember.. an apple a day keeps the doctor away...

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:59 1

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


When is this coming out? I'll definitely get this one as well :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 07:36 1

11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol That's the SPIRIT! We have a taker here! lol

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 01:16

14. Nils Koerner (unregistered)


Hey, if one or some of them is a Tissot PRS 516, I'd certainly take a look. :-)

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