The Swiss watchmaker Louis Moinet, in collaboration with the Polish company Wealth Solutions, has recently introduced a very unique timepiece called the Whisky Watch, a watch containing a drop of an actual whisky . And not just any whisky, it’s the Glenlivet 1862….the oldest whisky in the world! The watch was officially introduced on 8 April 2017, during the Singapore Yacht Show 2017. The world premiere was made possible thanks to the partnership with B28 Whisky Fund, a Singapore-based qualified merchant of rare whiskies and other spirits. The event itself was held on the Ocean Emerald – an ultra-modern 41m super yacht featuring contemporary craftsmanship, modern comfort and interior designed by the legendary British architect Norman Foster.
Founded in 2007, the Wealth Solutions is a Polish company with a mission to provide luxury goods, works of art and financial products for demanding clients. Their products include works of world renowned artists, bottles of rare cognac or whisky, and an unparalleled wine selection. The company also offers outstanding limited-edition watches from some of the most renowned Swiss manufacturers like Speake-Marin and Armin Strom. Their watch portfolio also features the Spirit Watches line, a collection of unique watches with drops of rare alcoholic beverages inside. So far, Wealth Solutions has issued two such pieces: the Rum Watch, a timepiece containing the oldest rum in the world, Harewood 1780, and the Cognac Watch featuring a built-in capsule with the oldest cognac in the world – Gautier 1762. The two models were created in partnership with Speake-Marin and Armin Strom respectively.
The new Whisky Watch represents a special combination of the Swiss accuracy and the traditions of the Scottish art of distillation. Featuring the world’s oldest whisky inside, it offers the owner a unique feel of the spirit of the 19th century Scotland. The watch is produced as a limited edition of 50 pieces (40 in stainless steel and 10 in rose gold). The cases are water resistant to 50 meters and have a transparent sapphire caseback. The 3-level dial features applied open-work hour-markers, small seconds counter and 9 and a special built-in whisky capsule at 3 o’clock.
The whisky used in this watch was provided by Sukhinder Singh, a well known British collector of rare alcoholic beverages and owner of the Whisky Exchange. The bottle of the Glenlivet 1862 was opened specially for this project on 14 March in Warsaw, Poland. The special ceremony saw the attendance of Charles MacLean, a whisky expert, writer and Master of the Quaich, and Edward Bates, a spirits expert and Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac educator.
The Whisky Watch is powered by the Calibre LM45 with 22 jewels. Designed in-house by Louis Moinet, the self-winding mechanism works at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. The timepiece is available with a stylish hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather strap with alligator lining. The Whisky Watch can be bought from Wealth Solutions’ website.