Smartphones have really hit wristwatch sales hard. Now only about 14% of people wear a watch on a daily basis. Most use their phone as their primary timepiece.
With the market for gold watches shrinking, it’s no surprise that companies have turned to offering smartphones covered in precious metals.
U.K. -based Truly Exquisite is now offering the new Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge in your choice of precious metal finishes.
The 24 karat gold model of the GS 7 is yours for around $2500. You can get the Galaxy s7 Edge for just a few hundred more.
There’s also a Platinum model.
Or you can go with rose gold.
The phones also come with a luxury carrying case, Occulus VR gear goggles for 3D gaming and a wireless recharging station.
But those certainly aren’t the only luxury electronics offered by Truly Exquisite. They offer iPhones in gold, platinum and rose gold starting around $2700.
There’s also a 24 K Gold Swarovski Crystal model for around $4600.
Or how about a nice platinum iPad for only $2300?
You can also pick up a nice mouse for your PC or some headphones, all blinged up and ready to show off your conspicuous consumption.
Of course, the difference between a gold phone and a gold watch is that a gold watch can last for decades and be passed down to your grandkids, while your gold phone may be obsolete within the year. What do you think, would you like a nice gold or platinum phone for a present?