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

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Published
04/14/2017 by

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.

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.