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VERTU MILESTONES

Inspired to create something unique, of exceptional quality, from the rarest, most exquisite and robust materials; to go far beyond what was considered possible. Our story is one of relentless reinvention and commitment to bring you the extraordinary.

FEBRUARY 1998

Chief Designer Frank Nuovo sketches first ideas.

OCTOBER 1998

Vertu is founded upon the go-ahead of nokia board

OCTOBER 1998

The principle of handcrafting and the aim to use exotic, rare and naturally durable materials is established.

APRIL 2000

The decision is taken to use precision-made Swiss watch screws.

JUNE 2000

A wide-ranging team of R&D specialists is pulled together in secret.

JULY 2000

The Vertu company headquarters are established in England.

JANUARY 2001

The quarter-turn locking mechanism is designed - a mechanical delight.

MARCH 2001

The complex production process for sapphire crystal is perfected, creating the world's largest piece of cosmetic sapphire crystal at 69.25 carats.

JULY 2001

The first prototype Signature keypad is built. After a three-year long quest, the carefully tuned 'perfect click' is heard for the very first time.

SEPTEMBER 2001

The Vertu training school is established. Each Vertu is handcrafted and it can take up to a year to learn how to assemble a handset from start to finish.

OCTOBER 2001

Vertu Signature is granted a Hallmark by the Swiss Assay Office - the first ever to be granted to an electronic device.

JANUARY 2002

In a spectacular location overlooking the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the first-ever luxury mobile phone, Vertu Signature, is introduced to the world.

SEPTEMBER 2002

The first Vertu Concierge request: a flight from London to New York.

JUNE 2003

The laser-drilled keypad is granted a patent.

JANUARY 2004

The second collection, Vertu Ascent, is launched to the public. Ascent draws its inspiration from high-performance sports cars.

JUNE 2004

The plasma ceramic pillow is created.

APRIL 2005

The 10,000th Concierge request is fulfilled.

AUGUST 2005

Carbon fiber material was first used in cell phones.

OCTOBER 2005

Ascent mobile phone prototype test car rolled and intact.

DECEMBER 2005

Signature Precious Come。

FEBRUARY 2006

Vertu Ascent Legendary track series phones available.

JUNE 2006

The third series of Vertu Constellation available, to enable the world's first ceramic keyboard.

SEPTEMBER 2007

Vertu Ascent Ti Come out。

OCTOBER 2008

Signature phones improved after the re-launch.

NOVEMBER 2008

Originally created by Vertu, the Ascent Ti Ferrari line of phones inspired by Ferrari was introduced.

APRIL 2009

Vertu Signature Top Mobile Design Award: Red Dot Award

JULY 2009

Vertu V Accessories series available.

JULY 2009

Following the popularity of Ascent Ti, Vertu has introduced a tough Carbon Fiber carbon fiber phone.

SEPTEMBER 2009

Vertu first flip phone available: Constellation AyxtaVertu .

MARCH 2010

The new Vertu concept design shop grand opening.

MARCH 2010

Vertu Kissho Accessories available。

APRIL 2010

Ascent X Come.

OCTOBER 2010

Vertu originality, Ferrari inspiration - Ferrari Ascent GT series phones available.

OCTOBER 2010

The first luxury smartphone, the Constellation Quest, is available.

MARCH 2011

Vertu works with Richard Wilson installation works, set up a global art committee at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

JUNE 2011

Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre Carbon fiber series released.

SEPTEMBER 2011

Mother of pearl models Shosai Kitamura series available.

OCTOBER 2011

The latest Constellation series of mobile phones in Milan grand release.

OCTOBER 2011

Vertu Quality Assurance Services launched.

OCTOBER 2011

Vertu introduces a new service to its users, giving users the privilege of accessing private, private clubs throughout the world.

JANUARY 2012

Vertu Creative, Ferrari inspired. The Constellation Quest Ferrari series comes with its own Ferrari service.

APRIL 2012

The first Vogue carnival sponsored by Vertu opens in London.

MAY 2012

Constellation Candy series introduced, comparable to the top fashion accessories.

JUNE 2012

Vertu works with Smile Train Charity Foundation to launch the Constellation Smile smile series, which provides lip and palate repair surgery for impoverished children worldwide.

OCTOBER 2012

Vertu teamed up with fashion brand Italia Independent and its chief designer Lapo Elkann to launch the Constellation Blue line of handsets.

NOVEMBER 2012

For the first time, the new Signature Zirconium style, constructed with extremely compact and rugged zirconium metal, demonstrates Vertu's tireless pursuit of leading design.

FEBRUARY 2013

Vertu is the first smartphone VERTU Ti equipped with Android ™ operating system to lead Vertu into a new era.

FEBRUARY 2013

With Vertu Lifestyle Services, Vertu users recommend custom benefits, refined events and extraordinary experiences.

FEBRUARY 2013

Vertu Quality Assurance Launches encrypted communications service in partnership with Silent Circle

JULY 2013

Pure Chocolate is the newest addition to the classic Signature line of handsets.

AUGUST 2013

Vertu Launches VERTU Ti Ferrari Limited Edition. Two top brands. Common relentless pursuit.

OCTOBER 2013

Extraordinary Vertu Constellation series come out.

MARCH 2014

Constellation Series add new members - unique and beautiful alligator leather style.

APRIL 2014

For the first time, Constellation launched the alphabet print service, which allows customers to imprint their initials on Vertu handsets and to choose from a wide range of stylish colors to create exclusive, personalized handsets.

MAY 2014

The beauty of Constellation Gemstones Limited Edition come out, each with 80 rose rubies or 80 licorice sapphire, precision embedded in 5 titanium shell.

JUNE 2014

Signature Touch series come out. Bang Olufsen's precise tuning, Hasselbay's calibration camera, and high-performance processors - all once again set Vertu at the heart of luxury technology.

JULY 2014

Vertu announces its five-year exclusive deal with Bentley. The two brands have a common desire for British art, contemporary aesthetics, luxury performance and technology.

OCTOBER 2014

Vertu launched elegant and unique Aster style, with seemingly casual deep experience fusion of fashion design, extraordinary video effects and network connectivity.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Together with Bentley, we proudly launched the second handset in our collaboration series to unveil the beauty of the signature Signature for Bentley.

OCTOBER 2015

In the new Signature touch touch screen series, we combine the sophistication of British craftsmanship, advanced technology and exclusive services to deliver our commitment to extraordinary experience.

JANUARY 2016

This powerful, modern, new smartphone is the result of our long-standing relationship with Bentley, which embodies our shared values and our precision and craftsmanship.