January 23rd marks the beginning of the year of the dragon on the Chinese calendar, and Vertu is celebrating with a luxury dragon-themed mobile phone based on its Signature collection. Each quad-band dragon phone comes in stainless steel with emeralds, black steel with Rubies, or gold with diamonds. A four-clawed dragon mounted on the back is hand-made from a 20-step process that takes 36 hours to complete — the scales alone take more than eight hours to engrave. Before being mounted on the phone, each gold dragon is shipped to Switzerland to receive a hallmark of purity. All this labor and certification doesn't come cheap. The handsets cost about $20,733 ($26,800 in Singapore dollars) each, but buyers get a leather case, a charging base, and one year of Vertu Concierge service free. There are really no specs of particular interest, but that's not really the point.