According to designer Isaac Levy, the mouth mask is equipped with high quality N99 filters. The owner of Yvel makes the very expensive copy on behalf of a customer. The buyer had two requirements: it had to be ready by the end of the year and the most expensive mouth mask in the world. “The latter was easy to meet,” Levy told Reuters.
The 270 gram mask is likely not very practical to wear. “The man wants to wear it and attract attention. I think that will make him very happy, ”says Levy of the intended client. It’s not clear who that is.
The jeweler would not wear the mask himself, he says in an interview. “But I am glad that we have enough work to keep my employees busy in very challenging times like now.”