The Russian luxury brand Caviar introduced the first iPhone in the world connected to a watch with an open mechanism — Caviar Grand Complications Skeleton.
The unique development by Caviar is inspired by the idea of the connection of innovations and the future and classical traditions of the past and was expressed in the creation of an absolutely unique iPhone XS body, where the mechanical skeleton watch is functioning.
In this way, on the one side, you use all the technical possibilities of the modern iPhone, but literally on the other side of its body, you have a mechanical watch with an accurate mechanism open to views at your disposal.
The Grand Complications collection is inspired by the luxurious tradition of the world of watches, according to which, the watches with complications are the top of the evolution and the source of pride of the greatest watch giant brands. Caviar decided to “complicate” the smartphone with a mechanical watch first, and in the future to continue the series with other improvements borrowed from the world of watches
At the moment, in the collection 3 models are presented: Caviar Grand Complications Skeleton Black & Gold — in the combination of black color and gold, Caviar Grand Complications Skeleton Titanium — with the predominance of titanium elements, Caviar Grand Complications Skeleton Pink Gold — with the use of luxurious rose gold. The back panel of the smartphone is decorated with figures, fancily repeating the construction of a clockwork mechanism and complemented with a Swiss clockwork mechanism, the work of which is open for views. For the esthetical perfection, the mechanism is improved by Caviar masters – the platinum is covered with guilloche work and engravings. The mechanism is winded manually. Every design will be issued in a limited edition, only of 99 exemplars.
“We’ve been keeping this development as a secret for a long time, that’s why now we’re especially happy to present it to your attention. We ourselves are fascinated by the idea of meeting of the heritage of the past and the achievements of the future in the body of one device. We got used to thinking that a smartphone is all we need today and this is our whole life. But in fact, our life is not limited by the technologies only. The passage of time, majestic and implacable is still worth watching by real hands. The watch is, if we may say so, the beginning of the progress, the mechanism, from which everything has begun. This is why a mechanical watch today is a real luxury”, the brand’s representatives tell.
On the next exhibition of watch achievements in Basel, Caviar are going to introduce a smartphone with a tourbillon.