Ulysse Nardin has delighted the luxury smartphone market with two new versions of the Chairman this year- The Wave Collection and another version of the Chairman at BaselWorld 2012. An exclusive Chairman smartphone was gifted to Ms. Chai Schnyder, President of the Board of Directors at Ulysse Nardin, by SCI Co-Founder Bobby Yampolsky and CEO Paul Williams. This customized stainless steel phone with red accents is inspired by the Dragon’s Chinese Year, which is the current calendar year and the same sign of the Chinese Zodiac as Chai Schnyder is born under.
The Chairman is incorporated with the brand’s distinctive mechanical watch rotor that creates kinetic energy in the same fashion as a wristwatch. The smartphone is hand-assembled and made of over 300 handmade parts composed of the finest materials. Like its previous models, the Chairman incorporates hand-finished anodized aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, 18 karats rose gold cases, 22 karat gold rotors, sapphire crystal, and carbon fiber marine-grade stainless steel, and rhodium-plated components. Each of the phones is numbered with limited edition plague found below the watch rotor, with all of them bearing the iconic Ulysse Nardin anchor logo.