The Whisky Watch! We’ve seen it before, watches with a droplet of special liquids. Armin Strom for instance has created a special watch with an amazingly old cognac. They made it in cooperation with Wealth solutions, a Polish company. They specialise in providing luxury goods, works of art and financial products for demanding customers. Once again they sourced a unique and very, very old bottle of Scotch. Droplets of the contents are used for a new line of watches that have been made in cooperation with Louis Moinet. These watches have been presented last weekend during the Singapore Yacht Show.
Whisky Watch with a drop of the world’s oldest whisky
On 8th April 2017, during The Singapore Yacht Show 2017, Louis Moinet and Wealth Solutions presented in the partnership with B28 Whisky Fund a limited edition of wristwatches with a drop of the oldest whisky in the world – Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862. The creation of the Whisky Watch was possible thanks to the cooperation between Wealth Solutions and Louis Moinet. Wealth Solutions is an expert in building up collections of rare alcoholic beverages, works of art, and watches. The company is also the originator of the Spirit Watches line, i.e. extraordinary watches with drops of unique alcoholic beverages inside.
So far, it has released the Cognac Watch (a watch with a drop of the oldest cognac in the world – Gautier 1762) and the Rum Watch (a watch with a drop of the oldest rum in the world – Harewood 1780). Wealth Solutions has decided to continue the production of this extraordinary line and create the Whisky Watch. The Company has invited the cooperation of Louis Moinet, inventor of the chronograph in 1816, which is well known for the creation of high-end timepieces, often featuring exotic materials and an innovative technology, underpinned by the philosophy of limited-edition mechanical art.
The Whisky Watch was produce in original Louis Moinet stainless steel and 18k rose gold cases, composed of 50 pieces. This timepiece is powered by the LM45 automatic movement, designed and manufactured also by Louis Moinet. The frequency of the balance is 28,800 vph (4Hz) and the movement contains 22 jewels. The Watch has a 3-level dial with applied open-work hour-markers, seconds at 9 o’clock and an exclusive whisky capsule at 3 o’clock. Whisky placed inside the capsule is Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 – the world’s oldest whisky.
This genuine unique spirit was used in this project by the courtesy of Sukhinder Singh, a famous British collector of rare alcoholic beverages and owner of The Whisky Exchange. The bottle of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 was opened specially for this purpose on 14th March in Warsaw, Poland. The bottle-opening ceremony was attended by: Charles MacLean, a whisky expert, writer and Master of the Quaich, Edward Bates, a spirits expert and Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac educator.
Singapore Yacht Show 2017
The world premiere of the Whisky Watch took place in Singapore thanks to the cooperation with B28 Whisky Fund, a qualified merchant of rare whiskies and other spirits, based in Singapore. The partner of the event was also The Singapore Yacht Show 2017, which provides a first-class platform for regional guests to meet yachting professionals, boat owners and supercar aficionados. The premiere was hosted by Ocean Emerald – a modern and highly distinctive 41-m-long charter yacht offering every indulgence over four decks, with interior designed by the famed Norman Foster.
Features and functions:
• Seconds at 9 o’clock
• Exclusive Whisky capsule at 3 o’clock
Dial and hands:
• Hour & Minute “Goutte de Rosée”® dew-drop hands
• 3-level dial with applied open-work hour-markers
• Small seconds lacquered subdial with “Goutte de Rosée”® hand at 9 o’clock
Movement and finish:
• LM45 caliber, designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet
• Winding: Automatic
• Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
• Frequency: 4Hz
• Power reserve: 48 hours
• Jewels: 22
• Diameter: 30.40 mm, Height: 6.70 mm
Case and strap:
• Case: Original Louis Moinet®, composed of 55 pieces
• Material: 316L Stainless Steel or 18K rose gold
• Diameter: 43.20 mm
• Thickness: 14.80 mm
• Water resistance: 50 meters
• Crystals: Sapphire crystals with non-reflective coating on both faces
• Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining
• 40 in steel case
• 10 in gold case
The International subscription for this unique timepiece was opened on the website of Wealth Solutions.