I just came back from Turkey and they had a mall in Ata Turk Airport which was selling insanely expensive Vertu phones. What makes these phones expensive is that the screens on these phones is coated with a pricey sheet of sapphire crystal glass making it nearly scratch proof. It can survive falls to the ground. Vertu said that these phones are “designed for high net-worth individuals”.
The prices you see are in Euros so they are even higher in USD.