Saving Time

Watch aficionados may have one favorite timepiece, but they also probably have many others that evoke deep pleasure. Keeping them wound is not as critical as keeping them secure.
Text by Bill Lindsey | May 27, 2018 | Luxury

When’s the last time you considered the value of your watch collection? Even a modest collection of a dozen or so Piaget, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin timepieces can easily represent $300,000 in value. So how do you secure the ones not on your wrist? The choice is simple: a Dottling Fortress. The lush calfskin upholstered exterior accented by flat paint and gleaming stainless hardware gives it a “Bentley made a vault” appearance. This handsome beast features two circular, “mini bank vault” rotating compartments for automatic movements, an optional cedar-lined humidor and trays for jewelry, as well as a classic Wempe clock in the faceplate above the oscillation controls. Protected by a $1,000,000 insurance policy against theft, it’s all the excuse you need to jet off to Switzerland to add more watches to the collection;