The Swiss watchmaker has just revealed a self-branded TAG Heuer Gulf Meridiist limited edition mobile phone that wears the legendary blue and orange Gulf Oil livery immortalized in the 1971 movie Le Mans that also happened to make an American actor Steve McQueen truly famous around the world.
From the hardware point of view, there is nothing new to this mobile phone.
It still features a Quandband GSM module, a 2-megapixel camera protected with a rubberized slider cover, 2 gigabytes of internal memory and a battery which is good for up to 7 hours of uninterrupted conversation.
The phone features two displays: a small OLED screen at the top that constantly displays time without sacrificing your battery life, and a bigger, 1.9-inch 240 x 320 pixels QVGA main display, which is protected from scratches with a huge sapphire crystal. The latter not only makes the front panel of the gadget look extremely cool compared to plastic screens of cheaper phones, but also increases the device’s “value for money” ratio partially compensating the enormous premium that the Swiss brand put on this otherwise quite mediocre device. Just try not to drop this communication device on a floor: I have an impression that the sapphire crystal won’t like it much.
The body of the phone is done in black PVD-coated 316L stainless steel, while the case back is covered with black caoutchouc.
Come on guys, it is the XXI century already!
Photos: TAG Heuer