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Watch containing world’s oldest whisky up for auction

Fellows’ upcoming Watch Sale on 2 April is to feature an “extremely rare and innovative” timepiece containing what is reputed to be the world’s oldest whisky.

The Louis Moinet stainless steel watch is one of 40 ever made and has been entered to auction with an estimated worth of £12,000 – £18,000 – a price which could see the watch sell for over £20,000 including buyer’s premium.

Swiss watchmaking brand Louis Moinet and Wealth Solutions collaborated to create watches containing single malt whisky reputed to be the oldest in the world. They made just 40 pieces in steel and only 10 in gold. The historic whisky, dating back to 1862 and the age of steam, was distilled in Glenlivet, Scotland.

The whisky capsule is placed on the 3 o’clock mark, and, according to Fellows, “perfectly complements the beautifully designed watch, offering a taste of 19th Century Scottish life”.

Michael Jagiela, watch specialist at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “This is one of several extremely rare watches we have up for auction on 2 April. When Louis Moinet created The Whisky Watch, they combined their Swiss accuracy with the traditions of the Scottish art of distillation.

“There are many unique features which, when combined together, create a truly exquisite watch. I am sure the item will be very popular with watch and whisky enthusiasts alike. It is a brilliant opportunity for a collector to own some of this rare whisky.”

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