Say hello to the Year of the Dragon by giving £17K to Vertu

Say hello to the Year of the Dragon by giving £17K to VertuLast we heard Nokia was in the process of selling its luxury phone brand Vertu. We're not sure how that's going, but it hasn't stopped Vertu's latest mental offering: a trio of phones released in honour of the Year of the Dragon.

Designed to mark the lunar new year later this month, the Signature Dragon Collection is available in stainless steel and emerald, black stainless steel and ruby or (as pictured here) yellow gold and diamond finishes.

Each handset will apparently feature a four-claw dragon, which is created in a 20-stage process involving the work of four highly skilled craftsmen working over a day and a half. We're told it takes a minimum of eight hours of hand-engraving just to complete the scales on the dragon’s body.

With such cutting edge craftsmanship involved, it's obviously quite rude to ask about tech specs, as nobody over at LifestyleAsia (where we first read about this one) has done so. We are at least told that you're looking at Symbian as the OS, which is... well, something.

We're also told the price will be the equivalent of around £17,300, which stops us from bothering to look any futher, to be honest. If you can afford one then you can bloody well go and find out for yourself, quite frankly.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:01

Good G*D - that is ugly! What is wrong with filthy rich people?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:05

+1 to the looks...Filthy rich people evidently don't have any idea of style, as they say, money can't buy class.

emmajk42 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:11

Does anyone actually buy them?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:17

I "know" a guy who used to collect Vertus... But he bought them 2nd hand.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:20

I'd rather have an iPhone 4S, thanks. At least that's an okay phone, these are terrible phones masked over with a load of shiny bits.

Jan, how much are these jokes second hand haha :D?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:29

He spent up to 1500.00 for used ones - but I don't think he ever had one of those goldfinger jobs. Just the Leather and stainless steel yokes... (Or did you wanna buy 2nd hand jokes of mine? They belong to mobot)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:32

By jokes, I was referring to Vertu phones, yes :p. Bloody hell, £1500 for an underpowered, underspecced, Symbian phone...you can get 3 iPhone 4S' or 4 Galaxy S2's for £1500...wow.

Admin  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:58

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 20:07

Hahahaha... :p

It's the year of the end - assuming the Mayans didn't just run out of chisels and rock-tablets? :p
We can haz doom. Reminds me: has there been a "stone" phone?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 20:15

Motorola Pebble :p?
http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/74264_01.jpg

Somehow I think the Mayans may have been...misguided in their predictions ;). I need to see hex-core phones anyway, the world can't end :p.

tiiimmmmy123  Jan. 5, 2012 at 20:16

id rather max out my credit card on one of these, than have a iphone.....

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 20:16

Motorola Pebble :p? I think that's as close to stone as you're going to get haha :D.

http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/74264_01.jpg



Somehow I think the Mayans may have been...misguided in their predictions ;). I need to see hex-core phones anyway, the world can't end :p.

jmarcelino  Jan. 5, 2012 at 20:57

They've ruined it!

The old version was so much better

http://dailymobile.se/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/vertu-dragon-03.jpg

Just kidding, this one was actually a clone not made by vertu.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 21:02

id rather max out my credit card on one of these, than have a iphone.....
No you wouldn't.

EDIT: Even worse, you signed up just to troll.

ygyfuffggyu  Jan. 5, 2012 at 22:41

id rather max out my credit card on one of these, than have a iphone.....
No you wouldn't.

EDIT: Even worse, you signed up just to troll.


nice one, some people cant take a joke.....

wefwef  Jan. 5, 2012 at 23:32

id rather max out my credit card on one of these, than have a iphone.....
No you wouldn't.

EDIT: Even worse, you signed up just to troll.


looks like some people cant take a joke.....

jaybear88  Jan. 6, 2012 at 14:48

Does anyone actually buy them?
Once had a guy come into the phoneshop that I worked in at the time to show me his new phone. A platinum plated Nokia 8800 arte. Still available for £1,699 5 years later if you care to google it. The guy was smiling from behind some seriously large gold grills though..... Sounds like a p*ss take, but I assure you it's true....

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 15:20

id rather max out my credit card on one of these, than have a iphone.....
No you wouldn't.

EDIT: Even worse, you signed up just to troll.


looks like some people cant take a joke.....

How many accounts are you going to make? I reckon that's three in 24 hours so far.

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