Luxury tech jeweler Caviar can help proud Americans – at least the rich ones – celebrate Presidents Day with a line of gold-plated iPhones celebrating four of our more recognized commanders in chief.
Inspired by Mount Rushmore, Caviar designers created relief mugs of presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy.
It’s an odd choice for the Russian brand, which regularly issues commemorative Vladimir Putin phones with hyperbolic marketing language that would meet the approval of the most seasoned propagandist.
There have also been phones to celebrate President Donald Trump, currently being investigated for possible collusion with the Kremlin to sway the 2016 election.
For the Great Presidents collection, Caviar selected the four leaders based on the results of an online survey of 10 presidents the brand claims drew 11,000 respondents.
Kennedy was first with 22 percent of the vote, followed by Lincoln, Washington and FDR. President Barack Obama was ninth with 2.2 percent of the vote. Trump finished 10th with .5 percent.
Each iPhone XS or XS Max is plated in 24-karat gold and engraved with each president’s face that rests above a memorable quote.
The 64 GB models are $4,990 and $5,000; 256 GB model is $5,000 and $5,300; and the 512 GB version is $5,670 for either handset. Caviar is making 99 units available.