Private ownership allows Swiss watch manufacturer Armin Strom the freedom to explore novel concepts and unusual projects. As a result of the cooperation between Armin Strom and its new partner – Wealth Solutions, a highly unusual wristwatch was created. The movement of the Swiss mechanical timepiece features a liquor treasured in a capsule. Moreover, it is not just any liquor but a cognac from the year 1762- the oldest authenticated cognac sold at a public auction. This alcoholic beverage was the Wealth Solutions’ collection item purchased by the company in 2014.
Armin Strom chief horologist Claude Greisler devised a concept that protects the movement while incorporating the rare spirit. A sealed sapphire crystal disc positioned at 5 o’clock captures the rare Cognac. On the backside, a hand-engraved design of a bunch of grapes decorates the base plate. Manual wind with this anusual capsule will be produced in a limited edition of 40 pieces only, in stainless steel, 18k rose gold and titanium cases. The watch will be presented for the first time on March 20th, during Baselworld 2016.