Cognac Pen and Cognac Watch
The Cognac Pen and the Cognac Watch are unique collector items.
The pen has been created by the famous Italian manufacture Montegrappa, and it contains the oldest Cognac in the world, provided by luxury company Wealth Solutions. The Armin Strom Cognac Watch is a watch with two very exclusive inner lifes. The first one is the movement as a result of precision mechanics conceived and engineered in-house and under the watchful eye of Claude Greisler, director and chief horologist. Another one was born over 250 years ago out of grapevines cultivated near Cognac.
The liquor enclosed in a capsule is from 1762 and has been officially entered into the Guinness Book of Records. French nesse and Italian craftsmanship tradition have merged to create true masterpieces.
250 years locked in a bottle
The year 1762 marks the unveiling of the famous di Trevi fountain in Rome, Catherine II becoming the emperor of Russia, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publication of the Social Contract. This was the time when the grapes used for the production of the liquor inside the capsules of the Cognac Pen and of the Armin Strom Cognac Watch.
This unique Cognac is owned by Wealth Solutions, having been purchased by the company in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC.
The Gautier 1762 Cognac was, during the event, granted the title of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. Now this exceptional beverage is available to aficionados of unique items and has become an integral part of the Cognac Watch.
About Montegrappa (Cognac Pen)
The beginnings of the company date as far back as 1912, when Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche in Bassano del Grappa is founded, a factory of golden nibs and fountain pens. This place has been selected on purpose, because the facility has been located in the Vicenza province, one of the oldest and most famous regions in the world of jewellers. The home town was also the site of the company’s rst shop and to this day the enterprise emphasises its ties to the town which have lasted for over a hundred years.
Over the years, Montegrappa has expanded its portfolio and presently, next to meticulously crafted and renowned world- wide pens, also watches, and other luxurious items. All the items manufactured in this company exhibit Italian taste and genius loci of the extraordinary and picturesque region where they are born.
About Armin Strom (Cognac Watch)
Armin Strom is a Swiss watch manufacturer that belongs to the most prestigious category of manufacturers. The company produces nearly all of its own watch components, including the mechanisms. The final product is made at a single location from start to finish. Because the entire manufacturing process is lengthy and labor intensive, the production scale is naturally small. Armin Strom makes only approximately 1000 top-class watches per year.
Armin Strom is, however, not just a company. Above all, it is the man himself – a legendary watchmaker who has a reputation of being the skeleton watchmaster. This watchmaking technique allows the timepiece mechanism to be at least partially visible through the face. In 1991 a timepiece developed by Armin Strom was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest skeleton watch.
Another distinguishing feature of Armin Strom watches is the engraving on the mechanism’s components, which is extremely precise and, naturally, done by hand.