Eco-Friendly Luxury Smartphone Concept

Though luxury items are by their nature expensive, they don’t have to be excessively wasteful as this eco friendly luxury smartphone concept proves.  By the same token, just because a product is eco-conscious doesn’t mean it can’t be high-end.

One only has to consider the Swiss maker Ulysse Nardin’s Chairman luxury hybrid smart green mobile phone if you want a truly luxury and eco-friendly option. Yes, the Chairman is set to be the world’s first luxury hybrid smart phone.

eco-friendly luxury smartphone concept


It will have a 3.2 capacitive touchscreen (with multi-touch support), a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard as well as physical numeric keys, 8MP camera, and 32GB internal memory.  Running on Google’s Android platform, a fingerprint reader for owner identification and phone lock HD video replay capability and is ser to be powered by a Freescale i.MX processor.  It is also slated to have up to eight hours talk time with 30 days standby time.

But what makes this a hybrid phone is its watch-like kinetic rotor system that passively recharges the battery. The phone also has a crown winding mechanism similar to watches to help generate additional electrical power for the battery.  This luxury smartphone will be accompanied by Bluetooth stereo speakers and a wood dock where you can place your phone for recharging. If that wasn’t enough, this highly eco-friendly luxury smartphone concept also will come with an external USB drive which you can use to back up all of your data.

Limited Availability

Only 1,846 units will be made, a nod to the year 1846 during which this industry leader in mechanical timepieces was founded.

Want one? Prepare to shell out $12,800 to $49,500 depending on the model. That’s a lot of green if you’re paying in US dollars.