Among the phone's features: It will come with exclusive ring tones composed by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Nokia said its designers drew on modern watchmaking and jewelry-making techniques. For example, the phone's front display features a specially reinforced glass that Nokia said is common in luxury watches. Additionally, the Nokia mark is chemically etched on the back plate using a process typically employed by watchmakers, the company said.
The phone has a stainless steel body that slides up to reveal the keypad. The pop-up mechanism of the handset is supported by a bistable spring mechanism and stainless steel ball bearings, like those used in high-end cars, Nokia said.
Asia-Pacific pricing was not released. The European version's estimated retail price, before subsidies and taxes, is expected to be 750 euros, or about US$963.