Harrods to sell Panasonic’s 152-inch TV for £600,000
With the richer getting richer by the hour, the demand of luxury goods seems to go voracious, witnessing continues exuberance of the luxury market. As long as the uber-rich will keep splurging lavishly on luxury goods, the luxury market will keep on expanding and luxury departmental stores will continue to flourish. One such luxury departmental store that stands as a clear example for being globally famous in terms of selling exclusive items is the Harrods, Britain’s iconic upmarket store. Every now and then, we see some exclusive and expensive items selling at the Harrods. The list of most expensive luxury items that Harrods has catered to in the past. And, the latest sale offering from the store of Harrods is the 152” Panasonic television for $952,200.
Harrods has recently launched its new technology department, showing off some of the world’s most exclusive and high-end gadget, including the Panasonic’s 152-inch TV, the biggest plasma screen in the world which was first shown in 2010 at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. Weighing 600kg, the TH-152UX1W Panasonic TV set uses 4K2K technology with four times as many pixels as a standard high-definition TV set. It plays the content in 4096 x 2160 resolutions and delivers a separate 3D image, that too in HD for each eye of the viewer, and Further, the 17:9 ratio of the TV set is same as used in cinemas.
Other sale goodie include the second most expensive item on sale at Harrods is the custom made AeroDream One tower station for iPad, iPod and iPhone by Jean Michel Jarre for $523,710. It is on sale, irrespective of its 3.40 m size that will not let it fit into the new tech department. The AeroDream One comes with a ladder to enable the user to climb to the top to install his audio device. In addition, a Fujifilm’s X100 camera will also be on sale as part of a Black box set, limited only to 16 pieces along with the company’s Fujifilm X-Pro 1 snapper, will be sold at $9037 as a special Globetrotter set featured with lenses and additional kit.
Officially opened for business this Thursday, new technology section at the Harrods will include the exclusive tech-products from Loewe, Fujifilm and Blackberry, along with wide range of exclusive and expensive loudspeakers, cameras and mobile phones. Harrods is also among the first UK store that will sell glasses-free 3D TVs from Toshiba, along with the Spymaster, dedicated Porsche Design and Loewe sections.