Caviar celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight, performed by Yuri Gagarin on April 12 1961, with its “Space Conquerors” line. It consists of custom iPhones 12 Pro and Max designed to honour Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Sergei Korolev, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
The iPhone 12 Pro (Max) Gagarin is made out of aviation-grade titanium and has a 3D miniature of the Vostok-K rocket that brought the cosmonaut to orbit. The most obvious element which needs some clarification is the centrepiece: a rare Navigator’s watch engraved with April 12, 1961 on the rim, the date of the first flight into space.
One of the craziest aspects of this custom back is the alleged genuine fragment of the Vostok-1 spacecraft, similar to the one found on Caviar’s Space Odyssey Moon model.
Only 12 units will be made in this design, each of them containing pieces of Gagarin’s historic mission.
Starting price: $8,920
This model celebrates Apollo 11’s landing on the moon and the man who first set foot on it, Neil Armstrong. A depiction of an astronaut planting the American flag on the moon is engraved into the titanium back below the date of the landing, July 20 1969.
The smartphone also features a real fragment of Apollo 11, with only 11 (appropriately) units being made.
Starting price: $6,450
Sergei Korolev was the father of practical astronautics, involved with the development of Sputnik (the first-ever artificial satellite), the launch of Laika the dog and then Gagarin himself.
The iPhone case is made out of hardened titanium, double electroplated with 999 gold and has October 4 1957 engraved on the side, the day that Sputnik launched. It also features a prominent three-dimensional gilded star.
99 units will be made.
Starting price: $6,760
The custom iPhone depicts SpaceX’s ultimate target, Mars, and features Elon Musk’s silhouette. The titanium back is adorned by pieces of the CRS-14 Falcon 9 rocket and CRS-17 Dragon spacecraft, which brought supplies to the International Space Station.
19 units will be made, one for each year since SpaceX’s founding.
Starting price: $6,610
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, another private company developing rockets. The back (made out of hardened titanium) depicts a feather – the logo of the company – and is engraved with the date April 29 2015, which is when the New Shepard reusable rocket flew for the first time.
Starting price: $5,840