If you need a mobile, there are plenty of budget-friendly handsets out there in the marketplace. But if you were feeling a little richer on the day, in fact, you’d need to be an awful lot richer on this day, you might consider buying a smartphone from one of the worlds most exclusive watchmakers in the world. The Swiss maker Ulysse Nardin, have created, what is probably the most exclusive watch in the world. Meet the Chairman—the world’s first luxury hybrid environmentally friendly smartphone
The mobile was given its first official to the world at the Baselword and jewellery show, which takes place every year in Switzerland. Baselworld is the foremost show for anything precious, expensive, exclusive, as well as precious stones, all the industry’s top brands, everyone from Rolex, Chopard, Hublot, and more show here. So the Chairman is being presented at the right venue to make its first presentation.
This pricey little but powerful mobile phone comes with a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (with multi-touch support) with a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard as well as physical numeric keys, 8MP camera, and 32GB internal memory. Running on Google’s Android platform, a fingerprint reader for owner identification and phone lock HD video replay capability and is powered by Freescale i.MX processor. It has up to eight hours talk time with 30 days of standby time.
But what makes this a hybrid phone is its watch-like kinetic rotor system that passively recharges the battery. The phone also has a crown-winding mechanism similar to watches to help generate additional electrical power to the battery. Accompanied by Bluetooth stereo speakers and a wood dock where you can place your phone for recharging. It also comes with an external USB drive which you can use to back up all of your data.
Want one? The Chairman smartphone costs between $12,800 to $49,500 depending on the model.
Only 1,846 units will be made, which is the year (1846) which one can only imagine as an homage to the company first being founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland.