Like everything else in the world of luxury, mobile phones have come a long way and as the super-rich seek to accessorise and put their high end stamp on anything from a private jet to their Hermes Birkin, the technology industry has spotted an opportunity to embellish its own products. Mobile phones are a booming market and even at the ultra top end, there are UHNWI willing to pay millions of pounds for a jewel encrusted trophy handset.
Continental Mobiles in York Street, Mayfair is a high end online boutique, which launched a decade ago and sells premier luxury mobile phones. These are no ordinary mobile phones and reflect the increasing demand for pure luxury goods and accessories expected from the super wealthy.
Rather like Savile Row bespoke tailoring, the engineering involved in these phones is undertaken by expert English craftsmen using precious metals and gemstones, from platinum and rose gold to mobiles and headphones encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. Glamorous exciting designs that bring together classic and contemporary styles.
This company is one of several operating in this niche market place and have been consistently praised for creating “World’s First” custom pieces in bespoke communication. They are appointed by the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia and accommodated the corporate requirements with major Middle Eastern provider, Batelco.
Continental display their unmistakable creativity with the iPhone 6s in a Classic Gold blanket that is timeless. A fine display of Vs1 white diamonds sparkle against the curves of the iPhone’s form, creating a hop-scotch thread around the chassis amounting to some 5.7 carats.
In 2016, some of the most expensive mobile phones in the world include
1: Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 ($95.5 Million)
Falcon Super Nova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 is the latest model which features one huge eye catching 18 carat diamond.
2: iPhone 5 Black Diamond ($15.3 Million)
The black diamonds used in this mobile phone are some of the most costly gemstones in the world, in other luxury iPhones, gold and white diamonds are featured.
3: iPhone 3G King’s Button ($ 1.5 million)
iPhone 3G King’s Button is made of 18 carat yellow gold and features a ‘home’ button flashing a high quality 6.6 carat diamond making it a thing of beauty and considered as one of the most luxurious phones on the market.
4: GoldVish Le Million ($ 1.3 million)
The Swiss model – GoldVish Le Million mobile phone is manufactured by the renowned designer Emmanuel Gueit. The device is made of pure 18 carat white gold and includes a VVS1 graded diamond of 120 carats. In 2006 a Russian businessman bought this mobile for €1 million and entered the Guiness Book of Records for purchasing the world’s most expensive mobile phone as that time.
5: Diamond Crypto Smartphone ($ 1.3 million)
It is the power encryption technology used in this device which makes this mobile so special and valuable. The sophisticated technology enables it to be mostly used for the protection of information. It is made of solid platinum with an 18 carat gold navigation key in which 28 cut diamonds are used on the sides and the mobile is also decorated with 25.5 princess diamonds.