Caviar, a site known for creating extravagant, expensive replacement casings for Apple's iPhone models, today announced the launch of its latest custom creation, an iPhone XS with a built-in skeleton watch.

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The Grand Complications Skeleton collection, inspired by luxury watches, features iPhone XS and XS Max models in titanium, pink gold, and black and gold, all of which have mechanical watch components included right in the casing.

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The front of the iPhone has been left untouched, but the back features a mechanical watch with an accurate Swiss watch mechanism complemented by intricate guilloche work and matching engravings.

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According to Caviar, the watch built into the customized iPhones is wound manually through a crown that's included on the right side of the casing.

"We've been keeping this development as a secret for a long time, that's why now we're especially happy to present it to your attention. We ourselves are fascinated by the idea of meeting of the heritage of the past and the achievements of the future in the body of one device. We got used to thinking that a smartphone is all we need today and this is our whole life. But in fact, our life is not limited by the technologies only. The passage of time, majestic and implacable is still worth watching by real hands. The watch is, if we may say so, the beginning of the progress, the mechanism, from which everything has begun. This is why a mechanical watch today is a real luxury."

Caviar is limiting the Grand Complications Skeleton iPhones to 99 pieces in each colorway, with each iPhone numbered via an engraving on the side of the device.

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More details on the new Grand Complications Skeleton collection can be found on Caviar's website. The new iPhones are priced starting at $6,320 for a 64GB titanium iPhone XS model and go up to $8,080 for a black and gold iPhone XS Max with 512GB storage.

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Caviar also sells a range of other customized luxury iPhones made from unique materials and with intricate designs.

Top Rated Comments

H.E. Pennypacker Avatar
37 months ago
I’m in. I spend that much on aftershave a week.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
37 months ago
We finally have a suitable answer to those Android phones and their always-on OLED screen clocks!!

It's literally an old-school watch that's "always on" the phone! Take that, droids!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
VoR Avatar
37 months ago
Buy a watch mechanism, epoxy it to the back of a phone and (attempt?) $$$.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all but... this is hideous!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
omihek Avatar
37 months ago
Here's the thing. I want one. But I think I would get tired of it after a few days. So I'll pass.

Oh and also $1,500 is the maximum I would ever spend on a phone. Apple might be able to convince me to spend $1,600 next year, but that's it for real.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hazmat401 Avatar
37 months ago
Gotta admit... that’s craftsmanship rite there. I would by one when I hit this mega millions on Friday
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ambient80 Avatar
37 months ago
Looks really nice, but I gotta imagine if you dropped it that it’s pretty much destroyed. That craftsmanship works on a watch since it’s strapped on your wrist. Dropping that thing would result in a thousand tiny pieces of metal flying in all directions, I feel like.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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