It’s whisky time!

Now more than ever, it is time to treat yourself. And why not with a great whisky! To be consumed in moderation of course.

By Frank Declerck

The time required manufacturing and enhancing a good whisky deserves a photo series entitled “Beautiful watches and good whiskies“. Edouard Bierry took the photos, with Nicolas Yvon directing, and the only instructions were to taste the whisky only after the photos had been taken!

Tank Louis Cartier

Small model in pink gold, 29.5 x 22.0 mm, crown topped with a blue sapphire cabochon, silvered circular-grained dial, blued steel sword hands, hand-wound calibre, brown shiny alligator strap, pink gold pin buckle.
10 400 €.
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Bowmore 15 years old

The Bowmore distillery is located – since 1779 – on the shores of Loch Indaal, an arm of the sea, which opens onto the Atlantic Ocean. The proximity of the distillery to the sea plays an essential role in the final character of the whiskies that take on salty notes during maturation. Matured in bourbon and sherry casks, it is the last three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that give this Bowmore 15 year old its bright amber colour. I like its balance; peaty nose, smoky palate and long finish with a hint of salt. 69 €.

TAG Heuer’s Chronograph Monaco

All-steel model, square 39 x 39 mm case, black sunray satin-finish dial with white 30-minute and 12-hour counters, small seconds, date, luminescent hands and hour markers, sapphire back, Heuer 02 automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve.
6 400 €.
Our TAG Heuer Monaco technical data sheet

The Dalmore Vintage 2008

This is a very interesting Scotch because its complexity makes it, in fact, very easy to drink. Pleasant and smooth for a neophyte, it will also prove to be of great intensity for an enlightened amateur. Its 10 years of maturation makes it an exceptional single malt. The nose is light, the palate intense and the finish lightly bitter. 64 €.

Piaget Altiplano

Limited edition of 300 pieces in pink gold, 40 mm in diameter, extra-flat case (6.36 mm thick), grey meteorite dial, gold indexes, sapphire back, extra-flat automatic calibre (3 mm thick), grey alligator strap.
28 200 €.
Our Piaget Altiplano technical data sheet

Glen Grant 18 years old single malt

In souls nobly born, valour does not depend upon age“. Okay, but maybe here it’s the years that count! This single malt, aged for a minimum of 18 years in carefully selected oak casks, is stunningly fine. A sublime golden colour and a character as rich as it is nuanced complete the picture: caramel, raisins, and hazelnut vanilla. The finish is smooth and creamy. A marvel. 120 €.

Michel Herbelin Newport Régate Carbone

Limited edition of 300 pieces in forged carbon, 46.5 mm diameter, water-resistant to 300 m, forged carbon dial, 15-minute regatta counter and 12-hour chrono counter, day and date at 3 o’clock, smoked sapphire back, automatic chronograph movement, high-performance FKM elastomer strap.
2 990 €.
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Cortoisie Exhalation, whisky Malt in France

I love this whisky, which is nicknamed itself “Malt in France”. Among the peatiest French whiskies with a 35-PPM index, it is nonetheless very pleasant to the palate. Its slightly sunny colour does not suggest a powerful and smooth structure that distils smoky and iodine notes with an appropriate length. This first opus of the House Ôdevie – which is also known for the quality of its Gin (Generous Gin) and its Rums – presents a very successful and smooth balance. Can’t wait for the second opus! 54,50 €.

Bell & Ross, BR 03-92 Diver

Limited edition of 250 pieces in steel, square case 42 x 42 mm, water-resistant to 300 m, ISO 6425 standard, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, orange dial with luminescent hands and hour markers, automatic calibre, ultra-resistant orange canvas strap.
3 500 €.
Our technical data sheet Bell & Ross, BR 03-92 Diver

The Glenrothes 12 years old scotch whisky

From the Soleo collection, which refers to a method of drying grapes that produces the best Sherries, this Glenrothes 12 year old whisky is the classic expression of the house. Its character is sweet and fruity, marked by notes of melon (yes, yes!) and vanilla, which give it a particular elegance. Its colour is 100% natural as there was no question of perverting the colour given by its ageing in casks so carefully selected by the “master of wood”. 60 €.

D de Dior Tiger’s Eye

Steel watch, 25-mm diameter, yellow gold bezel and crown set with diamonds, tiger’s eye stone dial, gold Dauphine hands, quartz movement, Milanese link bracelet, diamond-set buckle.
7 800 €.

Alfred Giraud Heritage

Annual production: 23 casks, not one more. I was delighted to be able to taste this French whisky whose bottle looks like a perfume! Triple malt, triple wood, natural colour, not chill-filtered… on paper no mistake. So let’s taste it! To the nose, no peat, but rather aromas of a bakery in the morning when the croissants invade the shop windows. To the taste, it’s the wood that dominates slightly, quickly balanced by notes of vanilla. The finish is very subtle and with an aromatic palette reminiscent of old cognacs, as this whisky has finished its ageing in those casks. The circle is complete. 135 €.

Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT Flash Setting

This is the famous watch that can be set with a smartphone (see GMT film from the Frank Sans C channel below).
Case 43 mm in diameter, azure white dial, setting of the hands by Flash Setting system via a dedicated application and the smartphone flash, sensor on the dial in the number 12, very high precision quartz movement.
1 280 €.

The Macallan Double Cask 15 years old

It is one of the favourite whisky houses among whisky lovers, considered by some as the best. It is a question of taste of course, but it is clear that these whiskies are pure marvels. This 15 year old is no exception to the rule, with its beautiful caramel colour and its aromas of dried fruit, vanilla and English sweets. The finish is remarkably smooth with a delicate touch of ginger.
165 €.

Photo series by Edouard Bierry and Nicolas Yvon

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