Next week Polish company Wealth Solutions will release 50 watches each containing a single drop of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862, the oldest whisky in existence.
They got their hands on a bottle of the whisky through British company The Whisky Exchange, which deals in high-end and rare bottles. It was opened last month in Warsaw according to The Whiskey Wash, with whisky experts in attendance, and it appears the remains of the celebration are going into these timepieces.
Watches and whisky are among the most collectable luxury items in the world. Unlike cars, they appreciate in value considerably as long as they’re well taken care of, and well preserved. So what better way to preserve whisky than inside a luxury watch?
Wealth Solutions, which has done this before with rare cognac and rum, partnered with Swiss watchmaker Louis Moinet to make the final product. They’re the ones that put the drop of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 into a tiny glass chamber.
These watches will run $45,000, for the gold version, and $17,000, for a stainless steel model. The Verge pointed out that the Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 was once available for about $8,000 U.S. during an auction, so strictly speaking, you could buy a bottle of the whisky and a $9,000 watch and get to drink it.
But, of course, this watch doesn’t appeal to the kind of person who thinks with their taste buds. The whisky inside this watch, and the watch itself, should last forever. Which sounds good to us, since we’d need that long to pay for it. Check it out for yourself here.