Whisky Watch by Louis Moinet

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 5 years ago a historic bottle of Old Vatted Glenlivet (1862) went to auction. It sold for a verringly high price of $7,735. Soon after the elegant bottle was purchased another bottle surfaced. However, it was decided that this particular bottle was not going to go to auction. Rather this bottle was to be used in a sort of ceremony. Believe it or not, this classy vintage whisky is being splashed into a limited edition (consisting of 50)  set  of watches which will be appropriately called "The Whisky Watch." Each one of these watches, made by Swiss watchmaker Louis Moinet, will contain precisely one drop of the 151 year old whisky. Keep in mind this is the oldest whisky know to mankind, making this watch a literal time-capsule. 

        You can see the Whisky drop on the right hand side of the watch, Labelled "Whisky-1862"

       You can see the Whisky drop on the right hand side of the watch, Labelled "Whisky-1862"

whisky watch Louis Moinet

Here is a look at some of the specs on this extravagent time piece

Features and functions:
• Seconds at 9 o’clock
• Exclusive Whisky capsule at 3 o’clock

Dial and hands:
• Hour & Minute “Goutte de Rosée”® dew-drop hands
• 3-level dial with applied open-work hour-markers
• Small seconds lacquered subdial with “Goutte de Rosée”® hand at 9 o’clock

Movement and finish:
• LM45 caliber, designed and manufactured by Louis Moinet
• Winding: Automatic
• Oscillations: 28,800 vibrations per hour
• Frequency: 4Hz
• Power reserve: 48 hours
• Jewels: 22
• Diameter: 30.40 mm, Height: 6.70 mm

Case and strap:
• Case: Original Louis Moinet®, composed of 55 pieces
• Material: 316L Stainless Steel or 18K rose gold
• Diameter: 43.20 mm
• Thickness: 14.80 mm
• Water resistance: 50 meters
• Crystals: Sapphire crystals with non-reflective coating on both faces
• Strap: Hand-sewn Louisiana alligator leather with alligator lining

Limited edition:
• 40 in steel case
• 10 in gold case

Specs recieved from Wealth Solutions

 

 

 

But What is the Price??

I know this is what you are all wondering.. Just how expensive is this rare watch? Well prepare yourself. This watch is worth a stunning $45,000 for the gold version. If that's a little out of you budget you can always aim for the cheaper steel version, which sits at a measly  $17,000. Pennies right? I want to know your opinion on the matter. Do you think any watch is worth this much? Let me know in the comments below!