At Baselworld, Armin Strom and Wealth Solutions presented a limited edition of wristwatches with a drop of the oldest cognac ever sold at a public auction. Armin Strom has designed a special capsule for this antique liquor and a safe way of inserting it into the interior of a mechanical watch. Wealth Solutions, a company which is an art advisor and specialist in providing rare and unique spirits for collectors, has sacrificed one of its the most precious treasures – a bottle of Gautier Cognac from 1762.
And… the Cognac Watch was born. The mission to design and create the Cognac Watch was accepted by Claude Greisler, Armin Strom’s chief horologist. He devised a concept of a special sapphire crystal capsule and positioned it at 5 o’clock.
The 1762 bottle of Gautier Cognac was purchased by Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC. The Gautier cognac bottle was, during the event, granted the title of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. It was opened in Poland on 4th November 2015 to mark the beginning the history between Wealth Solutions and Armin Strom.