Vertu with a new, extremely luxurious model

Vertu with a new, extremely luxurious model
It’s been now 150 years that the Boucheron jewelry house, based in Paris, works in the area of exclusive jewelry, watches and even perfumes. Thanks to Vertu, they’re now going for the luxurious mobile phone market. Usually, the French offer jewel ornamented standard phones like the Signature. For this anniversary however, the designers from Vertu have cooked something different.

The Vertu Boucheron 150 is made of solid gold, shaped as a jewel, and the keyboard is made of sapphire crystal. According to the manufacturers, 2200 hours of work are needed in order to produce just one unit (1000 for shaping, 700 for polishing by hand and another 500 for assembling by hand). The phone comes in a wooden box, incorporating the same jewel motives, made (most probably also by hand) by the Swiss house Reuge. There still isn’t any confirmed information on the price, but the source mentions that it’s going to be over $30 000, and rumors go even further – about $1.5 million.

source: TechPin via Mobile-review



1. darthvegas

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If this is available as a pre-paid, I am SO getting it!

2. unregistered

Mmmmmmmmm no you're not

3. darthvegas

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Ok, you got me! I'm not! :)

4. Razeu187

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow this is one gawdy looking phone. This must be what Victoria Beckham's crap looks like lol

13. C-Chicki

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 03, 2008

The woman doesnt eat enough to even have a crap.

5. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Looks like someone took a blackberry pearl, ran it through the garbage disposal, and covered it with gold. A solid gold phone with sapphire buttons, that sucker's gotta be heavy.

17. T-Money3000 unregistered

LMAO. great analogy

6. mikeaud44

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 05, 2008

solid gold, nice... sapphire buttons, nice... but how about the camera? does it have email? and lithium ion battery pack? screw that, it'd better be platinum ion or something rediculous If i'm spending 1.5 mil on this, i'd better be getting instant messaging capabilities or so help me...

7. TheKing

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

lol.. "if im spending 1.5 mil on this" no your not

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I hope they let me demo this one at my store. So what features do you think that Big Red will cripple when they get it?

9. KaisenSengen

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

vertu at vzw store... r u kidding me?

10. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

For 1.5M and it being hand-built, you betcha they can put a CDMA radio in it. I'm going to have them wire up a w315 phone as its brains.

12. wswanson04

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 18, 2008

Verizon would take the gold out of it and replace it with silver, but still sell it for the gold price.

18. T-Money3000 unregistered

Good god,... i hope Verizon NEVER puts this phone out on the market. As 'wswanson' said, VZW loves their GOLD price with their SILVER phones. (anyone got a 'bronze analogy for this?.... go with it now)

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Ew, that phone is ugly. =/

14. C-Chicki

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 03, 2008

You can use it almost like a murder weapon. 'I killed the assistant in the kitchen with the gold cellphone' DO NOT ever give this phone to Niaomi Cambell.

15. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Better put that Assurion insurance on it.

16. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL. Asurion.... yeah right. You would have to take out an insurance policy from a real insurance company. The conversation will go something like this: "Yeah.... state farm... I umm, well I purchased a really cool cell phone... uh huh, that's right a cell phone. It's net value was $100k... yeah I know that sounds rediculous, but it was an investment. It is made of solid gold and saphire so the 'value' will appreciate over time. I would like to take out an insurance policy for my phone. What will that cost me. $4000 a year... ok... Add it to my house and car. Thanks!"

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