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The spotlight was on Ulysse Nardin’s Chairman smart phone at this year’s BaselWorld where the latest version of the exceptionally luxurious phone was on preview. Showcased for the first time since incorporating Google Android technology, the Chairman was the must-see item at the show.
Hugely successful with both consumers, vendors and trade media, the Chairman’s popularity can be attributed to its standing as the world’s first luxury hybrid smart phone featuring a functioning mechanical watch rotor that is also incorporated into its aesthetic design. Producing only 1846 pieces of each style in honor of Ulysse Nardin’s founding year, the Chairman is one of the most in demand luxury accessories in the world.
Since its debut at BaselWorld 2009, the Chairman has unveiled valued additions to affirm its standing at the top of the smart phone market. The open platform of the Google Android operating system offers users an intuitive interface and allows for an endless selection of integrated applications. The latest edition of the smart phone also features 32 GB of memory, an expanded 3.2” touch-screen with thumb print recognition and 3G capabilities. Additionally, the energy output of the proprietary rotor has been greatly improved resulting in increased battery life.
Attendees of BaselWorld 2010 also witnessed the debut of the diamond-encrusted Chairman. Overwhelmingly received, nearly all of the 100 limited edition jewel-embellished phones were sold within days of the show’s start. Retailing for €99,500–making it the most expensive luxury smart phone to date–the Chairman Diamond Edition is made up of 18 carat white gold and over 2,000 hand-set brilliant cut pave diamonds of the finest quality accented with white ceramic detail. Once again no expense has been spared to provide a discerning clientele with the most opulent smart phone in the world.
“It is evident from the tremendously positive response received at this year’s BaselWorld that the Chairman has revolutionized the smart phone industry,” says Bobby Yampolsky, co-founder of SCI Innovations. “The last week at BaselWorld alone has resulted in over two years of production sold out globally.”
Steady lines of onlookers waiting to view the latest luxury accessory solidified the Chairman’s BaselWorld booth as the show’s top attraction for the second year in a row. High demand from both consumers and industry insiders confirms that the market is ready for the Chairman’s first delivery this July to Moscow with continued market expansion throughout 2010 and beyond.
Envisioned by Ulysse Nardin and SCI Innovations, the Chairman embodies the famed watchmaker’s core values of expert craftsmanship and timeless style, enhanced by advanced technical elements only SCI could execute. To complement the hand-held masterpiece, SCI Innovations created the world’s finest docking station. A work of art in its own right, and resembling the famed “Ulysse Nardin Ship Chronometers,” this lacquered wooden docking station is as multi-functional as it is stylish. The attractive docking station charges the battery, backs-up all data to an exterior USB and includes a pair of premium speakers which can be driven by most Bluetooth devices.