VERTU's Design Inspiration: Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is the main character in a series of detective novels written by British author Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is famous for his excellent reasoning ability, unique power of observation and calm analytical ability, and is known as the "king of mystery novels". Often through his observation and reasoning of details, he solves many complex cases and collaborates with his friend Dr. Watson.
What would a Sherlock Holmes phone look like? Just as Sherlock Holmes is portrayed in detective novels, the quality of VERTU is closely linked to its unique characteristics.
In the episode of The Final Problem, Sherlock jumps from the Reichenbach Falls alongside his old enemy, Moriarty. His foe falls into the abyss but Holmes narrowly escapes death. He seems to be invincible. So when VERTU was creating its testing criteria for phone durability, we decided to call it the ‘Sherlock Test’.