Last week the opening of a cork was heard around the world, as a bottle of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862, believed to be the oldest whisky in the world, was cracked open to be used in a collaboration with the collectable watch industry.
The watch was created by Swiss company Louis Moinet in collaboration with luxury collection expert Wealth Solutions, and will launch next month, with only 50 pieces available.
Wealth Solutions has previously collaborated with other watchmakers to bring us the Cognac Watch, a watch with a drop of the oldest Cognac in the world, and the Rum Watch, with a drop of Harewood 1780, the oldest rum in the world.
Of the 50 Whisky Watches, 40 feature a steel case and are valued at £14,625, while 10 have red gold cases and are priced at £37,375. Each watch will contain a drop of the Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862, bringing extremely rare whisky and luxurious watchmaking together.
The bottle was opened in Warsaw last week, in the presence of a public notary. The event was hosted by the five star H15 Boutique Hotel in the Historic Hall, and was overseen by Charles MacLean, a whisky expert, and Edward Bates, a spirits expert and Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac educator.
Jean-Marie Schaller, founder of Louis Moinet, Michal Kowalski, and Lukasz Baranowski, from Wealth Solutions, were also in attendance.
The watch will be launched on the 8th of April. What happened, however, to the remainder of the Glenlivet bottle is a mystery, but we’re probably not the only ones who would love to have a taste.