The Celsius X VI II, an ultra-exclusive combination of a luxury watch and cellphone, has released an new version called the LeDIX Furtif. The original Celsius X VI II was 5 years in the making before it was firrst released about two years ago. The latest LeDIX Furtif model takes an even more heavy watch making approach, replacing as much electronic parts for mechanical parts as possible. Made with high-end materials found in aerospace construction (and many luxury watches) this special gadget took a team of 35 watchmakers, engineers and other designers to complete.
The stealth casing is built with carbon fiber, with a sapphire crystal window, allowing a wide view of many of the 700 mechanical parts used. Remarkable achievements include the shock absorber-protected off-center flying tourbillon.
An ingenious patented system called the “Winding Butterfly” is used, which is housed in the hinge of the phone, adds another three hours of power with each opening and closing. Another challenge was designing the watch movement to be protected from magnetic fields generated by the electronics, which would interfere with the extremely sensitive moving parts. The watch movement is then sealed in a waterproof aluminum, with a special coating of titanium and ceramics.
With the watch more a showcase of watchmaking skill than cellphone technology, the more basic phone features includes a multi-language simple menu interface, mp3 player and a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and digital zoom.
The fine craftsmanship and aesthetics continues onto to the set of accessories. Two branded leather holsters are included, with a special metal-finished mechanical headset that uses an original “tie pin” system to keep it tangle free. A special chain lanyard is included, that uses a mechanical system of ball-clamps, springs, a ring and belt to attach it to the phone. The box is used as a classy docking station of satin-finished metal, leather and high-end plastic. There will be only 24 of the LeDIX Furtif made, with 8 each in pink gold, platinum or black trim.
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