Celsius X VI II's Mysterious Mechanical Cellphone Gets Slightly Less Mysterious

Last month, I risked life and limb to tell you about Celsius X-VI-II, a shadowy French company who was building a $US300,000 mechanical mobile phone. The first pictures of the phone have surfaced, and they don't exactly answer our questions.

The phone's official unveiling is still to come next week at Baselworld Watch Show, but these shots from Watchismo at least give you a sense of what a $US275,000 mechanical cell phone looks like.

The body is transparent, so owners can look at the phone's mechanical guts and remind themselves why they paid so damn much for this thing. Celsius seems awfully proud of some sort of micromechanical system that functions when the clamshell is opened and closed, but it's still not really clear what it does.

The mystery of Celsius X VI II and their mechanical phone endures. Will Baselworld finally provide the answers we seek? [The Awesomer via Watchismo]

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