Robin Leach may have chronicled “champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” but even he couldn’t have imagined the Caviar Grand Complications Skeleton Diamond Edition.
Grand Complications is essentially a modified iPhone, but the modifications are worth every bit of the USD$24,000 price tag. The phone’s body was first changed to black engraved titanium, with engraved decorative gears that complement the mechanical watch that was also built into the body. If the decorative framing wasn’t enough, Caviar also added 252 diamonds of various sizes. The watch uses a Swiss ETA Unitas 6498-1 as a base and is a manual winding watch with 17 stones.
The watch makes 18,000 half-vibrations every hour and has a 30-hour power reserve. Caviar didn’t just slap a watch on the phone, however. They also dressed it up with manual guilloche that features a Baroque curls pattern. The watch’s mechanisms are covered with double gold coating, and with the skeletonized format, you’re able to see the intricate work that went into modifying the watch.
The phone itself is just as high quality. Using an A12 Bionic Neural Engine System, the phone has a Super Retina HD display and OLED Multi-Touch. The back has a double camera with 12 MP and wide-angle telephoto lens. It can record 4K video. The phone operates on iOS 12.
The phone is a stunning piece of art, but also a fully functional tool—one that speaks of excess, but also functionality.