The Stuart Hughes
luxury store now also sells Full-HD LCD televisions as well as jewel-encrusted elegant mobile phones and gold-plated games consoles. However, the selection is aimed at those in the top income brackets: the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition is reported to cost 1.5 million British pounds.
But what makes the television so expensive? That would be the 28 kilograms of rose gold which the base and exterior are made of. The outer frame of the panel is set with 72 round cut, flawless one-carat diamonds. The gaps between these are filled with sunstones and amethysts. Hand-sewn alligator skin is stretched across the inner panel frame.
The Supreme Rose Edition is limited to three copies (Picture: Stuart Hughes).
A slightly less expensive version is available in the form of the PrestigeHD Supreme Edition: this model, of which ten copies will be produced, will cost one million pounds. The base and exterior consist of 22 kilograms of gold. 48 0.75 –carat diamonds adorn the inner frame, which is filled with aventurine and topaz. Themodel also has hand-sewn alligator skin.
The technology behind the luxury exterior comes from German television manufacturer Metz and is largely at the most up-to-date point with regard to technology. Both 55-inch televisions are equipped with an LED-illuminated IPS panel, which adjusts itself dynamically to the lighting in the surroundings. Other automations regulate the contrast, reduce noise and ensure improved image sharpness.
200-Hertz technology and a 3D combing filter are also included in the features and the resolution is 1,920 x 1.080 pixels. The model is controlled via HDMI inputs; SRS WOW electronics ensure increased sound quality. A Picture-in-Picture function is also available. Metz has also integrated a hard drive with a Time Shift function.