Yesterday, Guinness World Records announced that the bottle of Gautier 1762 was the oldest cognac sold at a public auction. This 250-year-old drink was purchased in 2014 by Wealth Solutions, a Polish company specialized in rare spirits and collectibles, at an auction of old and rare beverages organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC. It remained part of the company’s collection of old liquors until October 2015, when the management board made the decision to create a watch with a drop of this antique spirit, and opened the bottle. The uncorking ceremony was organized in Bristol Hotel in Warsaw and formed part of an event to mark the start of cooperation between Wealth Solutions and Armin Strom, a Swiss Watch Manufacturer.
Thanks to this cooperation, the Cognac Watch was made – the first Swiss mechanical watch with a drop of alcohol. The timepiece and the capsule for this unique beverage were designed by Claude Greisler, Armin Strom’s chief horologist. This independent Swiss manufacturer also accepted the mission to produce this unusual watch. The exclusive limited edition for Wealth Solutions consisted of just 40 timepieces produced in stainless steel, 18k rose gold and titanium cases. All of them were sold by Wealth Solutions in an exclusive presale before the official launch of the product. The international premiere of the Cognac Watch took place on 20th March 2016, during the Baselworld show. Yesterday, at the Polish premiere in Warsaw, Wealth Solutions announced the decision of Guinness World Records.
Having met with huge success, Wealth Solutions has decided to continue production of the Spirit Watches line. The next limited edition will be the Rum Watch – a Swiss timepiece with a drop of Harewood rum from 1780. International subscription for this unique watch opened on 26th April on the website: http://en.wealth.pl/promotion/spirit-watches
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The Swiss watch world is about to be joined by an exciting new addition with a venerable name. Czapek, a watch brand that achieved considerable success in the nineteenth century, has been revived and is launching with a distinctive timepiece and an innovative sharing strategy to attract watch lovers.
Czapek & Cie was re-established by three entrepreneurs with a passion for fine watches and outstanding mechanics. The original founder, François Czapek was a Czech-born, Polish watchmaker, who arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1832. In 1839 he founded Patek, Czapek & Cie with fellow pole Antoni Patek. For six years they produced exceptional watches.
At the end of their partnership, in 1845, he founded Czapek & Cie and became Purveyor to the French Emperor Napoleon the Third. At its height, the company had boutiques in Geneva, Warsaw and Paris, Place Vendôme.
“Czapek deserves to be revived, he was one of the great watchmakers of the nineteenth century, who brilliantly combined precision mechanics with extremely refined aesthetics”, says Xavier de Roquemaurel, spokesman for the team. Czapek’s timepieces, which are still coveted at auctions, reveal a quest for beauty through a poetic display of time.
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Vacheron Constantin is celebrating 260 years of uninterrupted history and is proud to present the first seven models of a new collection called Harmony. Issued in limited editions, these highly contemporary timepieces feature a new cushion shape and a design inspired by one of its heritage wrist chronograph.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7516151-vacheron-constantin-harmony/
Launched at the Basel Fair 2014, BOLT-68 shortly became the major collection of BOMBERG with its patented bayonet system that turns your exclusive timepiece into a masculine pocket watch.
Object of desire, the BOLT-68 collection will further produce unconventional and audacious designs for new products launched in 2015.
To view the Multimedia News Release: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7499751-bolt-68-2015-novelties/
The Jewel in the EBEL ‘crown’ of luxury timepieces, the new EBEL Wave Steel and Gold Wave Diamond Dial is a stunning steel and 18K yellow gold women’s watch. Its luminous white mother-of-pearl dial is inlaid with diamonds in an undulating wave design inspired by the collection’s iconic bracelet with its wave-shaped links. A breathtaking piece of jewelry in its own right, this beautifully crafted timepiece adorns the wrist as a sparkling symbol of pure pleasure and happiness.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7449151-ebel-wave-diamond-edition/
On 2 November 2014, Nik Wallenda, the “King of the Highwire”, now 9-time World Record holder and JEANRICHARD ambassador, crossed the skyline of the windy city of Chicago for Discovery’s Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda. The Chicago riverfront was filled with over 65 000 excited spectators and press from all over the world, who followed Wallenda’s every step on the tightrope. During the 8 minutes and 09 seconds adventure, Wallenda was accompanied by his newly revealed JEANRICHARD Terrascope special edition timepiece featuring a bezel that was inspired by the cross-section of his wire.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762590-Nik-Wallenda-new-JEANRICHARD/
The Breva Génie 02 Air combines the stunning sophistication of a beautifully crafted mechanical timepiece with the practicality of a high-performance altimeter. Whether your passion is paragliding, flying, skydiving, mountain climbing, skiing, or simply enjoying the fresh air and stunning views that high altitudes offer, the Génie 02 Air is the perfect companion.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65030-breva-genie-02-air-spread-your-wings-and-soar
RAYMOND WEIL – My Watch My Destiny. RAYMOND WEIL continues their tradition of sleek quality and elegance with ‘My Watch My Destiny’, a short film which shows the relationship between time and destiny.
In “My Watch My Destiny”, RAYMOND WEIL traces the journey of two souls, whose destinies are intertwined by time.
RAYMOND WEIL strongly believes itself as more than just a watch but a reliable companion through their customer’s life. “My Watch My Destiny” is a reflection of the relationship between RAYMOND WEIL and its proud owner.