Caviar encases a PS5, iPad mini, AirPods Pro and an iPhone 13 Pro in solid gold, offers a cheaper gold-plated version
Gold has been a status symbol for thousands of years and is still a popular choice. Caviar is one of the companies that breaks out of the usual mold of gold watches and gold earrings and offers stuff like gold game consoles and gold headphones.
The latest collection is named “Prime” and features includes Sony’s PlayStation 5 as well as Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad mini (2021) and the AirPods Max. They are available in “gold” and “gold-plated” with massive differences in the amount of gold used and, naturally, the price.
The PlayStation 5 Gold is encased in solid 18K yellow god with an ornate decorative pattern that can also be seen in the other items in the Prime collection. The DualSense controller has gold decoration and is covered with genuine lather. Caviar also crafted a custom stand made out of ebony wood. Only 5 units will be made and getting one will cost you a little over $350,000.
The PlayStation 5 Goldplated version costs a mere $12,750 – that’s pocket money compared to the one above. This one features an exterior with 24K gold plating. You still get the leather-covered controller and ebony stand. 99 units will be made out of this one.
The Apple AirPods Max Gold are also adorned with solid 18K yellow gold, plus genuine crocodile leather for the ear pads. Only 9 units will be made, each one costing $68,000.
Again, there is a gold-plated version for the more casual consumer – 99 units will be made and they cost less than a tenth of the other version, “just” $5,910.
Moving on to the iPad mini, its blazing fast Apple A15 chipset is paired with a gleaming case of 18K solid yellow gold. Caviar embedded four 4 mm diamonds for some extra wow factor. Only 6 will be made, starting at a price of $84,920.
If you can’t swing that, the gold-plated model is only $6,600 (256 GB storage) and it still has 4 mm diamonds inlaid into the 24K gold-plated back. This version is limited to 99 units.
Finally, there’s the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. These start at $42,380 for the Pro model (128 GB) that is encased in 18K solid gold. Only 9 units will be sold.
There is no gold-plated version here. But if you think the above model can do with some diamonds, the Solid Gold Unique has 55 diamonds (1.8 mm) embedded around the back. This version starts at $45,000 or so.
Note that Caviar is also offering iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max phones encased in gold. Those, along with the iPad mini 6 can be ordered today. The PlayStation 5 and AirPods Max are coming later, they will start shipping to customers on December 15.
You can view the entire Prime collection and other of Caviar’s creations over here. Looking is free, getting one costs anywhere between a car and a house.