Here at Cask & Drams, we love watches and whiskies, but we never thought that these two can combine until now.
Introducing the aptly named Whisky Watch, a timepiece made by Louis Moinet, a Swiss-based atelier established in honour of the namesake watchmaker, and one that has a very precious adornment – drops of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862.
This particular whisky is reputed to the oldest in the world, which naturally makes it really, really rare and unique. The bottle belonged to The Whisky Exchange owner Sukhinder Singh and it was opened in the presence of a Notary Public in Poland.
Watchmaking company Louis Moinet has a relatively short history as it was formed not too long ago in 2004, but it has won a good number of awards including the Red Dot Design Award (Best of the Best category), gold and bronze medals in the Chronometry Competition, a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, a “Chronograph of the year” distinction from Begin magazine, Japan, and a recent UNESCO Award of Merit. In short, the timepiece should be pretty decent, to say the least.
The whisky can be admired via a small window on the right side of the timepiece.
The timepiece is limited to just 50 in the world – 40 will be available in stainless steel and 10 will be in gold.
Sources online quote the timepiece at about US$46,000 for the gold version and US$18,000 for the stainless steel one. If you are keen to get one, or two, they will be offered at pre-sale prices during the world premiere of the Whisky Watch at The Singapore Yacht Show 2017.
Indeed, it’s always time for whisky, with the Whisky Watch,