$15,000 Stocking Stuffer + Merry Christmas

Vertu Ltd., the world’s first luxury mobile phone company, was launched by Nokia a while back, offering hand-crafted cellular phones, adorned with gold or platinum, and costing more than $20,000. Vertu sells its phone range in the United States, Europe and Asia. A special key on the side of the phone allows clients to connect to the Vertu Concierge service, a team of operators who have, for example, specialized travel and entertainment information, and offer assistance in major cities around the world.
The Vertu Signature has become popular with celebs — Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Tom Ford and David Beckham all own them — but for mere mortals, even ones who drive Mercedes-Benzes and own plasma TVs, the price tag (from $5,750 to $26,550) can be daunting. For us broke ass people Vertu has launched the Ascent, a model with styling and price a wee bit closer to Planet Earth.
As you might expect, the $3,850 Ascent has class. Lightweight at six ounces, it’s got a balanced heft you might associate with a well-made handgun. It’s made of ceramic, stainless steel and a durable alloy called Liquidmetal, finished with hand-sewn leather and a screen of sapphire crystal, a material second only to diamond in hardness. More masculine than the slender, elongated Signature, Ascent is a fit for men who collect cars and wear watches by Breitling or Jaeger-LeCoultre. So, if your a Baller like that, them you can cop one as a stocking stuffer for your girl at VERTU.COM

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