Cognac Watch

In 2016 Armin Strom and Wealth Solutions have launched a limited edition of Cognac Watch – timepiece with the drop of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction.

  1. Cognac Watch

  2. About the project

    The Armin Strom Cognac Watch is a watch with two very exclusive inner lifes. The first one is the movement as a result of precision mechanics conceived and engineered in-house and under the watchful eye of Claude Greisler, director and chief horologist. Another one was born over 250 years ago out of grapevines cultivated near Cognac.

    The Cognac Watch is the Swiss mechanical watch treasuring exclusive liquid of the Gautier cognac produced in 1762 filled in a sapphire capsule and visible from the dial side. Such marriage between technology and history can be attributed to the partnership between Armin Strom Swiss Watch Manufacture and Wealth Solutions, The former contributed its experience and precision of Swiss watchmaking masters while the latter – its expertise and fondness of unique beverages.

  3. Technical features

  4. Technical features

    Manufacture movement:

    • Armin Strom calibre AMW11
    • Manual-winding
    • 5-day power reserve
    • Small seconds, off-centre time indications
    • Jewels: 20
    • Number of components: 112
    • Frequency: 18,000 A/h


    Case (43,40×13,00mm):

    • Stainless steel, titanium or 18ct rose gold
    • Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment
    • Water-resistance: 50 m


    • 1762 Gautier cognac capsule visible from dial side
    • Barrel bridge is hand engraved with a bunch of grapes



    • Delivered with a genuine alligator horn-back leather strap suiting the case color


    Limited edition:

    • 40 pieces
  5. Engraving

    Armin Strom Swiss Watch Manufacture creates watches that embody the finest watchmaking practises. Hand engraving is one of them. This distinctive decoration can also be found on the Armin Strom Cognac Watch. The barrel bridge, visible through the sapphire case back, is hand engraved with a bunch of grapes. Such decorative element displays the watchmaker’s artistry and is a unique and rare edition feature.

  6. 250 years locked in a bottle

  7. 250 years locked in a bottle

    The year 1762 marks the unveiling of the famous di Trevi fountain in Rome, Catherine II becoming the emperor of Russia, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publication of the Social Contract. This was the time when the grapes used for the production of the liquor inside the capsule of the Armin Strom Cognac Watch were pressed.

    The alcoholic beverage is the Wealth Solutions’ collection item and was purchased by the company in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC. The Gautier cognac bottle dating back to 1762 was, during the event, granted the title of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. Now this exceptional beverage is available to aficionados of unique items and has become an integral part of the Cognac Watch.

  8. A world’s first combination

  9. A world’s first combination

    This mission completed by Armin Strom manufacture and Wealth Solutions is very unique. For the first time in history, the inside of a Swiss mechanical timepiece contains liquor treasured in a capsule. Moreover, it is not just any liquor but a true time capsule linking us to the long gone world. It is like 250 years locked in a bottle.

  10. Armin Strom

  11. Armin Strom

    Armin Strom is a Swiss watch manufacturer that belongs to the most prestigious category of manufacturers. The company produces nearly all watch components on their own, including the mechanisms. The final product is made at one location from start to finish. Owing to the fact that the entire manufacturing process is lengthy and labour-intensive, the production scale is small. Armin Strom makes only approximately 1000 top-class watches per year.

    Armin Strom is, however, not just a company but above all the man himself – a legendary watchmaker who has a reputation of the skeletonizer master. This watchmaking technique allows the timepiece mechanism to be at least partially visible through the face. In 1991, the timepiece developed by Armin Strom was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest skeleton watch.

    Another distinguishing feature of Armin Strom watches is the engraving on the mechanism’s components, which is extremely precise and, naturally, done by hand.

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