British Jewellery brand Christophe & Co. founded by Aleksandr Bernhard, teamed up with legendary design firm Pininfarina to create the smart bracelet Armill, which represents an entirely new category in ultra-high end luxury jewellery and wearable technology. The Armills are a modern interpretation of an ancient symbol of royalty and valour in battle. They combine fine diamonds and precious metals with advanced engineered material and cutting edge embedded hardware. The collection consists of three personalised models which are named
The luxurious bracelet is shaped like square with some padding built into the inside to custom-fit the wrist and make it more comfortable and not dangle. Made out of varying tiers of jewellery components like red gold, the ceramic shields which are revolutionary in their class, over 1500 micropavé diamonds set one at a time by hand under microscope, and a high precision carbon fibre frame created by a specialised British builder of aerodynamic components for a winning Formula 1 team, define these amazing jewellery for the affluent man. On the Apollo Armill there are limited engravings by the award winning artist Mayam Golubeva available or you may choose your own design, which could be a coat of arms or other motif you desire.
On the technology side, the optional hardware module is fully upgradable as new technology arises and employs advanced communication technologies like Bluetooth communication or NFC for secure transactions, automated venue access, and one touch valet, among other functions. There are no screens on the bracelet but there is a companion app, which gives you among other functions access to a 24/7 global concierge service. The revolutionary kinetic energy generation system is powered by the natural motion of the owner's arm and allows for up to a year or more between charges.
Christophe & Co. is now taking pre-orders for the planned initial run of 425 Christophe & Co. Armill bracelets. That includes 300 limited edition Virtus models, 100 Orion models, and 25 Apollo models. Prices are £60,000, £80,000, and £120,000 respectively. christophe.co.uk