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$30,000 mobile phone goes on sale

Swiss luxury maker of communication devices Gresso has announced the Luxor World Time Gold, with a price tag of $30,000 for the mobile phone that is made from 18K gold and crystal sapphires.

Luxor has been named after the capital of ancient Egypt, where the World Time Gold’s body is made of 18K gold and the screen and is framed by two-sided sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective coating and a genuine black Italian leather finish on its rear.

Gresso Luxor mobile’s front panel is decorated with an ornamental bezel of polished solid 18K gold, where the handset has a 12mm ultra-thin gold bezel design.

The keyboard of the phone has each key made from a durable crystal sapphire, carat total - 32, which has been polished by hand using diamond tools with the images of numbers and letters printed by laser engraving.

Gresso newest phone supports a world time function, in which the company has been working upon for the past three years with six independent times with the clock mechanisms measuring just 2mm in thinness.

Those six independent dials reflect the time in the five major business centres of the world, New York, Tokyo, Paris, London, Moscow with the last being fully customisable with each dial being framed by sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Other notable products in Gresso’s past have been the 2007 Avantgarde mobile phone, made from 200-year old African Blackwood and the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot handset with a price tag of $1,000,000 – which comes with 454 black diamonds and 18K gold case.

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