Saturday, December 13, 2008


Vertu's latest collaboration with Boucheron looks like it was run over before you got it but that's deliberate. The artistically rumpled Boucheron 150 cellphone is crafted from a single piece of solid gold. It's part of Boucheron's 150th anniversary which also included a line of bejeweled Vertu phones. The new gold phone will have 3G connectivity and come in a wooden presentation box. The phone reportedly takes 1,000 hours of shaping, 700 polishing hours, and 500 hours of building time to create. It's expected to cost around $30,000.