Wealth Solutions are experts in building up collections of rare alcoholic beverages, works of art and watches. Together with the independent Swiss watch brand, Louis Moinet, they have created the Whisky Watch; a limited edition timepiece with a drop of the oldest whisky in the world, Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862.
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The bottle-opening ceremony
The world’s oldest whisky – the Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 – was opened on 14th March 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The rare bottle was given as a courtesy of Sukhinder Singh, famed British Collector of rare alcoholic beverages and owner of The Whiskey Exchange. The bottle-opening ceremony was attended by Charles MacLean, a whisky expert, writer and Master of the Quaich, and Edward Bates, a spirits expert and Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac educator.
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After the tasting and evaluation, the whisky was poured into individual tiny bottles, that were sealed and given to Jean Marie Schaller, owner of Louis Moinet. Schaller brought back the whisky to the watch atelier, where it was put into the miniature capsules and placed inside the watches.
The Whisky Watch
The Whisky Watch is designed by Louis Moinet, inventors of the chronograph. The design is based on the brand’s Metropolis watch and features a three-level dial with applied open-worked markers, seconds indication via a sub dial at 9:00, and the exclusive whisky capsule at 3:00. The watch is powered by the LM45 automatic movement with 22 jewels.
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The Whisky Watch is limited to just 50 pieces. It is being offered in stainless steel (40 pieces) for 18,000 CHF (USD 18,030) and in 18-karat rose gold (10 pieces) for 46,000 CHF (USD 46,077).
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