If you won’t be in Switzerland next week for the Baselworld 2010 watch fair for the world’s first public viewing, don’t worry, we, here at TheBlogIsMine.com has a closer look of this extra-ordinary the Celsius X VI II micro-mechanical tourbillon Mobile phone.
The first creation, a cell phone merged with a tourbillion watch featuring a patented Remontage Papillon mechanism, heralds a new generation of objects with high emotional value. CELSIUS X VI II reinvents micro-mechanical applications to humanize the future of communication: pushing the boundaries of established watchmaking, each creation will be a significant step towards the dream of a completely mechanical mobile phone: a phone in which every function will operate mechanically, solely through human energy.
The successive design of Celsius X VI II sketches reveal a quest for perfect elegant – skilfully contoured lines, fine materials and subtle details – through a functionalist approach, beauty without excess. The quality of the manufacture hints at a fine watchmaking influence. The pieces of the case are of the best workmanship, and most of the roughly 547 mechanical components are hand-finished.
This fine, hand-crafted phone is designed only for those with a most disposable income: it will be unveiled next week at Baselworld 2010, starting price will approximately €200,000 ($275,000). The Papillon Tourbillon may not feature an app market or a QWERTY keypad, but it is an innovative brand that combines mobile telephony with prestige watchmaking in creating nomadic objets d’art.
note: Celsius is a French company founded in 2006 by four young entrepreneurs. In March 2010, after three years of research and development with icons like Richard Mille and controversial movement maker “Confrerie Horlogere Hublot” (formerly BNB Concept), Celsius X VI II are launching a range of high-end micromechanical phones featuring some exceptional patented mechanical complications. [Celsius via Watchismo and TheCoolist]