Motorola has teamed up with renowned French jeweler and watch maker Cartier to roll out the Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition.
The luxury edition handset has a gold plated body decorated with faux crocodile skin and comes bundled with a Cartier business card holder.
Other than the new, shiny looks, everything else is same as of the original phone (the Motorola Ming A1600 is a touchscreen phone with a 2.4 inch display).
The Motorola A1600 also packs a 3 megapixel shooter, a microSD card slot (up to 4GB), stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a microUSB port, and a stereo FM radio. Its final noteworthy feature is the built-in GPS receiver which allows both real-time GPS navigation and geotagging of the photos taken with the built-in camera.
The Motorola MING A1600 Luxury Edition sells for TWD $28,000 in Taiwan (approximately US $867).
The Cartier Manufacture has created a new timepiece that is a true symbol of horological innovation.
The oversized Cartier Santos Triple 100 watch delivers a great surprise due to the first-ever rotating-dial mechanism united with a skeleton movement : Turn the crown, and you can select between three unique identities!
The three different dial faces of the Cartier Santos Triple 100 watch appear in succession: from a classic face featuring 12 Roman numerals, to a face completely paved with round diamonds and black sapphires in a marvellous jeweller’s chessboard, followed finally by a face engraved with a tiger’s head, which required over 40 hours’ work.
The team of watchmakers developed mobile prisms in 18K white gold. The prisms get activated simultaneously with help of the crown. They are operated by a miniature-gear-trains system that makes them swivel gradually in one direction or the other, thus allowing the Cartier watch reveal three different dial faces.
Moreover, the timepiece with the case crafted in 18K white gold is entirely set with precious stones.
It will be available to most avid watch connoisseurs in a numbered limited edition of only 20 pieces.
on 28th April 2008 | 1 Comment »
Featured above is a 206.82 carat sapphire pendant encrusted with diamonds to be auctioned at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva, London.
Designed by jeweller Cartier in 1951, the pendant formely was a part of collection of Britain’s Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.
It is anticipated to fetch $1.1-1.5 million (Euros 6,97,000-9,50,000) on 15 May.