This year Ulysse Nardin made a serious attempt at creating a sensation at Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewellery Show, by bringing out the newest thing in cell phones. It is a hybrid smartphone, an exquisitely beautiful and highly expensive personal gadget with distinction, aptly named Chairman.
Conceived in collaboration with SCI Innovations, Chairman is the first model in the world to make use of the automatic watches technology: a mechanical rotor produces kinetic energy which powers the battery. Actually the winding rotor and the anchor – Ulysse Nardin’s design images – adorn the back of the handset.
The smartphone is made employing brand-new technologies from steel, solid gold and other high-quality materials like sapphire glass. Chairman comes packed with every imaginable feature from Internet access, e-mail support and Wi-Fi support to video recording possibilities and fingerprint recognition. The display is a modern 2.8-inch multi-touch affair.
Pre-orders for Chairman to be released on the market this fall can be made on the official website. You have the current choice of Rose Gold, Rose Gold/Blue, Rose Gold/Steel, Steel & Blue and Stealth Black, but more models will be forthcoming soon.
Source of the images: unchairman.com.