Call it a pocket-phone-watch or a watch cell phone, your choice indeed. Creator of first mechanical phone, Celsius X VI II is adding a new piece to their collection with the launch of Celsius X VI II OptiC GMT Furtif.
Image Guiding System uses solely mechanical and optical components which have been developed by Celsius X VI II in collaboration with Schott AG Lighting and Imaging. Made of millions of parallel molded quartz fibres, the Image Guiding System creates a clear image and transmits it from one side to other.
The hours, minutes and the 42-hour power reserve are indicated in the main dial while the second time zone and the date appear from nowhere, all courtesy of fibre optic microguide technology. Surprisingly the GMT hours and the date are displayed at the bottom of the object with numerals inscribed on a cylinder rotating inside the mechanism.
The Celsius X VI II OptiC GMT Furtif features 700 mechanical parts out of which 324 are dedicated to its watch movement and are developed by Chronode and MFM. The phone is first PVD-coated with grade 5 titanium, then enhanced with carbon fiber and quartz fiber inserts and finally handcrafted with Clous de Paris and provided with some finish touches.
The watch is a limited edition of 28 pieces; each priced at 92’400 CHF and will be available at Les Ambassadeurs boutiques, Switzerland from December 2012.