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Inspired to create something unique, of exceptional quality, from the rarest, most exquisite and robust materials. To go far beyond what was considered possible. Our story is one of relentless reinvention and commitment to bring you the extraordinary.
Signature Touch is released. With Bang & Olufsen-tuned sound, a Hasselblad-tuned camera and a high-performance processor, Vertu’s place at the pinnacle of luxury technology is assured.
The dazzling limited edition Constellation Gemstones is revealed, each with 80 rose rubies or 80 liquorice sapphires, precisely set into grade-5 titanium.
Monogram is launched for Constellation, for the first time allowing customers to personalise their Vertu with their initials and a wide selection of designer colours.
The Constellation collection expands with the unmistakably striking Alligator model.
The Extraordinary Vertu Constellation is launched.
Vertu unveils the VERTU Ti Ferrari Limited Edition. Two iconic brands. One shared passion.
Pure Chocolate is a new addition to the iconic Signature range.
Vertu Certainty partners with Silent Circle to provide encrypted communication services.
Vertu Life is launched offering tailored privileges, curated events and extraordinary experiences.
Vertu enters a new era with VERTU Ti, the company’s first smartphone powered by Android™.
Vertu’s relentless commitment to pioneering design is embodied in the launch of Signature Zirconium, the first handset to be crafted from this ultra-strong, yet astonishingly light material.
Constellation Blue is launched in collaboration with Italia Independent and their Chief Designer, Lapo Elkann.
Vertu launches Constellation Smile in partnership with Smile Train, a charity dedicated to providing cleft lip and palate operations for disadvantaged children around the world.
Constellation Candy is launched, the ultimate fashion accessory.
The inaugural Vogue Festival, in association with Vertu, takes place in London.
Created by Vertu, inspired by Ferrari. The Constellation Quest Ferrari is launched including exclusive Ferrari Services.
Vertu launches a service offering customers complimentary access to a global network of Private Members’ Clubs.
Vertu Certainty is launched.
The latest Constellation is launched with a grand event in Milan.
The Mother of Pearl Shosai Kitamura collection is unveiled.
The Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre is launched.
Vertu launch Global Art Commission with Richard Wilson installation at Saatchi Gallery.
The Constellation Quest is launched - the first luxury smartphone.
Created by Vertu, inspired by Ferrari - The Ferrari Ascent GT is launched.
The Ascent X is launched.
The Vertu Kissho collection is unveiled.
The new Vertu concept design store opens.
The first Vertu flip phone is launched - the Constellation Ayxta.
Following the popularity of the Ascent Ti, Vertu launch the virtually unbreakable Carbon Fibre edition.
Vertu launch their accessories range - the Vertu V Collection.
The Vertu Signature handset is awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award for design.
Created by Vertu, inspired by Ferrari - The Ascent Ti Ferrari collection is launched.
The revised Signature is launched.
The Vertu Ascent Ti is launched.
Vertu Constellation, the third collection, is launched with the world's first ceramic keypad.
The Vertu Ascent Racetrack Legend Series collection is launched.
The Signature Precious collection is launched.
An Ascent prototype is run over by a car - and survives.
The first use of carbon fibre on a phone.
The 10,000th Concierge request is fulfilled.
The plasma ceramic pillow is created.
The second collection, Vertu Ascent, is launched to the public. Ascent draws its inspiration from high-performance sports cars.
The laser-drilled keypad is granted a patent.
First Vertu Concierge request: a flight from London to New York.
In a spectacular location overlooking the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the first-ever luxury mobile phone, the Vertu Signature, is introduced to the world.
The Vertu Signature is granted a hallmark by the Swiss Assay Office - the first electronic product to do so.
The Vertu training school is established. Each handset is assembled by hand and it can take up to a year to learn how to assemble a handset from start to finish.
The first prototype Signature keypad is built. After a three-year long quest, the carefully tuned "perfect click" is heard for the very first time.
The complex production process for sapphire crystal is perfected, creating the world's largest piece of cosmetic sapphire crystal at 69.25 carats.
The quarter-turn locking mechanism is designed - a mechanical delight.
The company headquarters are established in England.
A wide-ranging team of R&D specialists is pulled together in secret.
The decision is taken to use precision-made Swiss watch screws.
The principle of handcrafting and the aim to use exotic, rare and naturally durable materials is established.
Vertu is founded upon the go-ahead of the Nokia Board.
Chief Designer Frank Nuovo sketches ideas.
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