When the iPhone 12 does come out later this year, Caviar will customize only 19 of them for a special Discovery edition dedicated to the “conquerors of planets” and called Musk Be on Mars. Inspired by the SpaceX Dragon flight, this Caviar Space Gift is able to bring together two of the hottest companies of the moment, with similar cult-like followings (and leaders).
“The genius of the modern time who prove by deed, not by word that the humans are capable to conquer the endless space – Elon Musk – amazes more and more often with his breakthrough ideas and innovative engineer thoughts every year,” Caviar says.
The back panel of the Musk Be on Mars iPhone is made of titanium with PVD coloring, on top of which there’s a space landscape in laser engraving. A bas-relief image of the Dragon taking off is included, as well as Musk’s autograph at the bottom and, most importantly, an actual – but very tiny – piece of the Dragon capsule.
That last one is supposed to turn you into a “hero” that conquers space. The reasoning is that, once you own a piece of the Dragon, which has been to space, it’s just as nice as if you’d been there yourself. “This is not just an accessory, this is a valuable artifact. Owning it, you become a member of a space shuttle crew, a piece of history, a hero who conquers the space,” says Caviar.
A phone that turns you into a hero, that’s a bold claim to make. And it’s priced to match: Musk Be on Mars retails between $5,830 and $6,980, depending on whether you want the Pro or the Pro Max version, and storage size.
If you’re looking to go a little extra (and deeper into space, lol), you can match your new space-themed iPhone 12 with a pair of Nike Air Force 1s, hand painted. It’ll be just like walking on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently.