While many watch collections – like ours – are stowed away somewhere in the safe environment of a local bank, there are other more attractive ways to safely store your beloved timepieces. During a trip to London some time ago we actually had some spare time to explore London. So apart from making sure we tested all local bars we actually spent some time window shopping and we were friendly invited inside at Kronometry 1999 on Bond Street to see their special treasury cabinet.
Besides all the watches on display our attention was caught by this amazing and fully customisable Treasury cabinet. This well built cabinet called ‘The Treasury’ is made by Buben & Zörweg from Austria.
This high end Treasury cabinet has several modules that can fitted to your own taste or needs. It can be used as a bar/presentation module, 4 drawer storage module, humidor or watch winder for 4 or 16 watches. All modules have electronically lockable doors with shatter-proof glass to make sure your cigars are safe. The Treasury cabinet we’ve seen had several watch winder modules fitted for 4 watches.
In the center there is a large and secure safe that also contains a watch winder and various trays for storing watches, jewellery and other valuable items. Top level there are a few drawers with watch making tools, a music box and the electronic controls for the Led lighting, locking and alarm system. Last but not least you will find a powerful HiFi sound system that will wirelessly stream your music via Airplay.
One of the coolest features of this Treasury cabinet was the mechanical music box that plays ‘Magic Flute’ (or Die Zauberflöte) from W.A. Mozart. One of the photos below shows the bar with needles that is being ‘read’ by the music box. We forgot to ask whether it would be possible to add a different bar with music, although we don’t see why this can’t be possible since the mechanism to read the music bar probably will not change (except for speed maybe?).
The Treasury cabinet by Buben & Zörweg made quite an impression on us, as it is probably one of the ultimate pieces of furniture for the perfect man cave. If you are looking for watch safes only, we suggest you also have a look at our report on Stockinger Bespoke Safes.
Overview of the Treasury cabinet by Buben & Zörgweg. With friend of Fratellowatches Gerard Nijenbrinks from in2watches.com.
More information and detailed specifications can be found on the official Buben & Zörweg website.
Special thanks to Kronometry 1999 in London for their time and friendly welcome.
Bert Buijsrogge has worked in the real-estate business for 15 years and combined his passion for watches and photography over the years. He became famous for his watch photography and created a specific branded watch calendar for a number of... read more