Whenever someone mentions Dubai, the first thing that flashes across our mind is luxury. Luxury is something that holds together the very fabric of the place. Perhaps, this is why many luxury products like the most expensive perfume and the most expensive shoes were launched first in Dubai. Now, the most expensive car key in the world is joining this fray.
What is the deal with this key?
The most expensive car key comes with a lot of amusing stuff. First of which is its name, The Phantom. The other special things include precious metals, fine wood, pure leather, and high-grade jewels. The key uses all these components to create a beautiful work of art that screams to everyone just how successful you are.
Who are the creators?
The company behind the most expensive car key is called Awain. The company has headquarters in Finland. They came all the way to Dubai to introduce their exclusive line of customizable supercar keys. These keys can easily replace any standard key that came with your luxury vehicle.
What else do they offer?
Apart from the most expensive car key, they also have the Quantum line. This line of keys features only 3.45 carats worth of diamonds. This is a definite downgrade from the 34.5 carats worth of diamonds on the Phantom. The Quantum line will cost around $54,800 USD.
Apart from that, there is a Serenity model which features 1,250 diamonds and is priced at $99,688 USD. The most expensive car key and its companion models are all made of 175 grams of either 18 or 24-carat gold.
What do the creators think of their creations?
One spokesperson for the most expensive car key said this to Khaleej Times in an interview.
“Dubai is a place where the most extravagant and spectacular products are launched. As we have recently seen the launch of the most expensive perfume. A lot of people appreciate luxury and Dubai is an ideal location because it has a strong car culture here,”
Whereas, the CEO of Awain, Jalmari Maxla had this to say about the most expensive car key.
“When I was a motor journalist, I noticed that most luxury and supercar keys were fairly nondescript and made of plastic. They didn’t have the same craftsmanship or finesse as the cars they powered, which seemed like such a shame.”
“So, with that in mind, I enlisted the help of designer Leevi Markkula and watchmaker Joakim Jokela. They helped me create a really beautifully crafted, bespoke and incredibly luxurious key. It took two years of honing and perfecting the technical and aesthetic design. At last, Awain and our exclusive line of keys were born!”
“Luxury car owners will no longer have to settle for using a standard key to drive their customized vehicle.”
“As a passionate car enthusiast myself, I believe that the very best cars in the world deserve the very best keys. Our pieces really make a statement of excellence.”
The most expensive car key will cost you $544,484 USD before taxes. However, if you are buying this car key, you most likely are a royal from Saudi Arabia or the UAE and probably don’t care much about the taxes.