Vertu Aster mobile phone

Bid for this phone, which adds an exotic touch to every communiqué

Image: Hugh Threlfall

The latest addition to Vertu’s stable of top-of-the-league phones is a champion of champions: the Aster, complete with (virtually indestructible) sapphire-crystal screen, Hasselblad-certified 13-megapixel camera, Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound, hand-bound karung back – and Vertu’s enviable concierge service (a near-as-dammit 24-hour virtual PA). Why would you want any other phone?


How To Spend It is auctioning this mobile phone in aid of Save the Children in an online sale hosted by Christie’s – now live and ending on Thursday December 11. Bidding currently stands at £3,200 on For more information, visit our How To Give It page.

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