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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.

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FEBRUARY 1998

Chief Designer Frank Nuovo sketches first ideas.

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OCTOBER 1998

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OCTOBER 1998

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

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APRIL 2000

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

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JUNE 2000

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

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JULY 2000

The Vertu company headquarters are established in England.

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JANUARY 2001

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OCTOBER 2001

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

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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.

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SEPTEMBER 2002

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

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JUNE 2003

The laser-drilled keypad is granted a patent.

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JANUARY 2004

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

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JUNE 2004

The plasma ceramic pillow is created.

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APRIL 2005

The 10,000th Concierge request is fulfilled.

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AUGUST 2005

Carbon fiber material was first used in cell phones.

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OCTOBER 2005

Ascent mobile phone prototype test car rolled and intact.

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December 2005

Signature Precious Come。

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February 2006

Vertu Ascent Legendary track series phones available.

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JUNE 2006

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

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2007 年 9 月

Vertu Ascent Ti Come out。

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OCTOBER 2008

Signature phones improved after the re-launch.

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NOVEMBER 2008

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

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APRIL 2009

Vertu Signature Top Mobile Design Award: Red Dot Award

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JULY 2009

Vertu V Accessories series available.

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JULY 2009

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

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September 2009

Vertu first flip phone available: Constellation AyxtaVertu .

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MARCH 2010

The new Vertu concept design shop grand opening.

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MARCH 2010

Vertu Kissho Accessories available。

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APRIL 2010

Ascent X Come。

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OCTOBER 2010

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

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2010 年 10 月

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

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MARCH 2011

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

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JUNE 2011

Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre Carbon fiber series released.

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SEPTEMBER 2011

Mother of pearl models Shosai Kitamura series available.

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OCTOBER 2011

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

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OCTOBER 2011

Vertu Quality Assurance Services launched.

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OCTOBER 2011

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

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JANUARY 2012

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

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APRIL 2012

The first Vogue carnival sponsored by Vertu opens in London.

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MAY 2012

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

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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.

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OCTOBER 2012

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

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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.

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FEBRUARY 2013

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

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FEBRUARY 2013

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

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FEBRUARY 2013

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

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JULY 2013

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

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AUGUST 2013

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

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OCTOBER 2013

Extraordinary Vertu Constellation series come out.

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MARCH 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OCTOBER 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.