April 9, 2017

Whisky Watch – the timepiece with a drop of the world’s oldest whisky

The independent Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet, in the partnership with Wealth Solutions, has released the Whisky Watch, a wristwatch with a drop of the world’s oldest whisky. The premiere of this unusual timepiece took place on 8th April, during The Singapore Yacht Show 2017. The limited edition consists of only 50 watches.

On 8th April 2017, during The Singapore Yacht Show, 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.

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.

Only 50 watches (10 in gold cases and 40 in steel cases) are available for sale. The International subscription for this unique timepiece was opened on the website: www.en.wealth.pl/our-projects/whisky-watch-2/

Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The fully-independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853): master watchmaker, inventor of the chronograph in 1816 (certified by Guinness World Records™), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies (216,000 vibrations per hour). Louis Moinet was a watchmaker, scholar, painter, sculptor, and teacher at the School of Fine Arts – as well as the author of Traité d’Horlogerie, a watchmaking treatise published in 1848 that remained a definitive work of reference for almost a century. Today, Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. The firm’s timepieces, produced in limited editions only, have won some of the most coveted honours, including a 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. Louis Moinet creations often make use of unusual materials, such as fossils and meteorites, combined with bespoke fine watchmaking complications in a unique creative approach. The brand’s core values are creativity, exclusivity, art and design. More information: www.louismoinet.com

Wealth Solutions was established in 2007 with a mission to provide unique products for collectors. The company was created by real enthusiasts of exceptional goods such as fine Bordeaux wines, top quality whisky, and art. Over the past nine years, more than 8,000 clients have trusted Wealth Solutions by purchasing top quality collectibles and using the company’s expertise. Wealth Solutions managed place on the market one of the oldest whiskies ever, e.g. the 67-year-old Glen Grant 1949. The cognac houses Tiffon and Bache-Gabrielsen surprised the company’s customers with special editions of the beverage originating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Wealth Solutions was the originator behind the idea of creating the Spirit Watches line, featuring watches with capsules filled with special and old alcoholic beverages. The first in the series – the Cognac Watch – had the 1762 Gautier cognac inside. The beverage was officially registered by the Guinness World Records™ as the oldest cognac ever sold on the auction market. The second in this line – Rum Watch was the world’s second watch equipped with an alcohol capsule and the first one with rum inside. It was not your usual alcoholic beverage, but the 1780 Harewood Rum, the oldest rum in the world, which was also confirmed by the Guinness World Records™. More information: www.en.wealth.pl

Established by Mike Soldner in 2013, The B28 Whisky Fund is a qualified merchant of rare whiskies and other spirits based in Singapore and servicing local and regional customers. The Fund invests in rare and exclusive bottlings of many highly sought after whiskies of Scotland and rums of Central America and the Caribbean, both independent and official, which we proudly present to private collectors and specialist retailers in Singapore and beyond. More information: MikeSoldner@BTwentyEight.Com

The Singapore Yacht Show is your opportunity to discover some of the world’s finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest. Held at the award-winning ONE°15 Marina Club, this exclusive event epitomises luxury lifestyle, bringing together world-class yachts, glamorous parties, high-end entertaining, and an enviable range of prestige products and brands – supercars, fine dining, beautiful timepieces, hand-crafted jewellery and some of the region’s most luxurious waterside properties, providing you with the ultimate luxury experience. The Singapore Yacht Show provides a first-class platform for regional guests to meet yachting professionals, boat owners, supercar aficionados and a select group of invited participants keen to explore the luxury yachting scene. More information: www.singaporeyachtshow.com

Motor yacht Ocean Emerald is a modern and highly distinctive charter yacht offering every indulgence over four decks. Built in 2009 by Italian shipyard Rodriguez Yachts and totally refitted on 2015, she features a striking interior by the famed Norman Foster. The 41m sleeps 12 guests in five cabins and boasts an attentive and professional crew of seven. More information: www.oceanemerald.com