Lady Blanche iPhone 4 adds clocks and crystals

The $7,000 Lady Blanche iPhone 4 from Gresso goes rogue by adding three clocks, plus pockets of free-floating Swarovski crystals, to the back.

Amanda Kooser
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Gresso Lady Blanche iPhone 4
Cool or tacky? You make the call. Gresso

We've covered some over-the-top luxury versions of tech products lately. There was a gold-plated Kindle, a $1.2 million iPad, and a Versace-branded cell phone. Talk about must-haves!

Gresso, a Swiss manufacturer of luxury communications devices, gets in on the crazy good times with the Lady Blanche iPhone 4. Gresso doesn't go for the easy target of simply encrusting it with diamonds or plating it with expensive metals.

No, the Lady Blanche features clocks and Swarovski crystals. I know, that sounds weird. You already have a clock built into your iPhone 4; why would you need three more attached to the outside? Because you have $7,000 kicking around and you need something to blow it on.

Gresso wants you to know just how much sweat went into your Lady Blanche. The clockwork alone required several hundred hours of labor. The three clocks are preset to tell time in New York, London, and Moscow. What, no Paris? Come on, people.

The other three compartments are filled with free-floating Swarovski crystals, but you can go ahead and tell people they are full of diamonds. They won't be able to tell otherwise from a distance.

To round out the luxurious specs, there is mother-of-pearl and diamond-coated mineral glass. The clocks have a 10-year movement reserve. By the time they stop working, you should be shelling out for your Lady Blanche iPhone 14.