World's First Mechanical Cellphone To Be Revealed This Week

By Charlie White
|  Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM PDT
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World's First Mechanical Cellphone To Be Revealed This Week

Could this be the start of a new trend?

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Could this be version 1.0 of the mechanical cellphone?

Celsius is a company determined to use the most innovative watchmaking designs to power a cellphone. It's not entirely clear whether this first iteration, called Celsius X VI II, will be completely powered by its sophisticated Tourbillon movement, but at least the clock on the front will stay wound using this intricate technology:

"Based on complex micromechanics, this innovation has its name — "Remontage Papillon" (butterfly rewinding) — spelled out on the top wing. Its presence has much to do with making this creation a favourite among enlightened enthusiasts. This ultimate appeal is an asset that opens up new horizons, as Celsius X VI II begins to explore mechanical functions that will revolutionise the world of communications, things never before seen or heard that in the future will become a major sector of the prestige market."

"Prestige market" indeed — you'll be required to dig out $275,000 worth of spare change from between the sofa cushions if you want to carry such a delectable bauble. Will this be a fully mechanical cellphone? We won't know until March 18 when details will be revealed at the Baselworld Watch Show.


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