FOCAL UTOPIA BY TOURNAIRE
French hi-fi specialist Focal has joined forces with master jeweller Maison Tournaire to produce the most expensive headphones in the world – the $120,000 Utopia by Tournaire.
Father and son Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire were tasked with creating a bespoke design for Focal based on the mark of the Trilogy - the symbol of the Tournaire jewellers - which represents the three stages of life: the past, present and future. They came up with a design using 18-carat gold mounted with six carats of diamonds.
"Utopia by Tournaire is the fruit of a unique partnership - the perfect symbiosis of Focal, a manufacturer of high-fidelity speaker drivers and loudspeakers for more than 35 years, and Tournaire, a jeweller renowned for its symbolic and atypical jewellery,” said Sebastien Dumas, Focal brand and communication director.
A portion of the profits from the sales of the Utopia by Tournaire headphones will be donated to the P’tit Louis association, dedicated to saving eight-year-old Louis Biscini who suffers from a rare degenerative disease.