Celsius X VI II Watch Phone
time2watch.netMost modern watch phones try to cram a phone's worth of features into a wrist-friendly package. But not this one. Instead, the Celsius X VI II Watch Phone ($300,000) features an elaborate watch that's completely visible from the front face, opening up to show a more pedestrian flip phone interior. In addition to the high-end timepiece, the Celsius also features a patented mechanical hinge that harnesses and stores the kinetic energy created by the user, GSM network compatibility, and a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. Only 18 are being made, but something tells us that the price is enough to keep all but the most megalomaniacal from buying in.
With the LeDix Origin, the mobile phone has become an art object that has put emotion back into communicating. The first creation from Celsius X VI II following 4 years of research and development, this resolutely new object, made from titanium and enhanced with solid ebony inserts, has just what it takes to appeal to the most demanding of watch enthusiasts. The contemporary case, which focuses on transparency, houses a haute horlogerie mechanical movement with an off-centre flying tourbillon. Each time you open the phone, the patented “Remontage Papillon” (butterfly winding hinge) makes a characteristic clicking sound as the energy is transmitted to the watch mechanism. Presented with an ecosystem of accessories - docking station, hands-free kit, etc - the LeDix has met technological challenges while focussing on simplicity and durability. The LeDix Origin is limited to 18 pieces in grade 5 titanium with ebony inserts.
Hand-wound, Butterfly winding hinge, 330 components, 21,600 vib/h, 100-hour power reserve, off-centre flying tourbillon mounted on shock absorbers
Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve indicator
Clamshell telephone case, 49 mm
Entirely milled from a block of grade 5 titanium with polished, satin-brushed, shot-blasted and Clous de Paris finish and enhanced with solid ebony inserts treated to resist temperature differences and humidity
Satin-finished black gold
Power reserve indicator displayed over 200°
Three-dimensional hourmarkers at 12, 3 and 9 o’clock
Openworked from 5 to 8 o’clock to reveal the bridges and gear train