I was very excited to see Bobby Yampolsky and his team in the Ulysse Nardin Chairman Phone Booth during Basel World. For the past three years they have been investing a lot of time and money into launching one of the most sophisticated and truly fine timepiece phones on the market.
Well, hard work pays off. I can tell you first hand these phone are amazing and work well with the Android Touchtone software. The night before our interview, I had the luxury of going out to dinner with the whole Ulysse Nardin team. From the CEO to the sales reps, everyone had the new Chairman phone and was using it in Basel without any issues.
The software is up-to-date and Bobby demonstrated one of the coolest features to me while at dinner. He spoke to his phone and told it to text me to meet him tomorrow at 2pm. It worked perfect and I was sold.
As I mentioned, the phone is on the Android platform, which is a full touch screen in addition to a key pad. On the back of the phone you’ll find a Ulysse Nardin fully functional rotor and a power reserve button that gives the phone energy similar to a watch. It also uses most of the same materials as the Ulysse Nardin watch, with the rubber back, carbon fiber on the front and stainless steel PVD with the Ulysse Nardin Logo on the top.