Luxury safes worth more than their contents
Put plainly, we all like nice stuff. And we’d rather not have other people nicking that stuff. So, if your collection of luxury items include more than a solitary heirloom watch and a finger painting that you did when you were six, then you might need something a little more secure than your bedside draw or a box under a creaky floor panel.
From bulletproof doors and watch winders to cigar humidors and fingerprint biometrics, there are some safes that are probably more valuable than the contents they protect. This is the world of luxury safes.
1. Stockinger Phoenix
Few things will give you as much boyhood-pleasure than having your own heavy-duty safe that looks like it belongs in a Swiss bank vault. This is what makes Stockinger’s Phoenix luxury safe so appealing, not only does it look the part, but thanks to some good, old-fashioned German manufacturing it is near-impenetrable. Built using a multi-wall construction, if someone attempts to break into it by force then an emergency bolt mechanism will firmly and permanently lock the safe and send a silent alarm distress signal to the emergency services. The impressively polished interior allows for up to 70 watch winders and can be customised to your exact specifications, with optional drawers and various colours available. The fact that one of the material options available is gold, just adds another tick to the column of boyhood-fantasies, and let’s be honest, if you can afford a 70-watch winding luxury safe, you can afford to go big.
2. Döttling Fortress
The Fortress is arguably the safest luxury safe in the world. Aptly named, some stout German engineering has ensured that the safe has achieved a ludicrously high security rating (VfS/EN 5, for all your security anoraks out there) for the piece and its contents are certified and insured to hold up to $1 million. The Fortress includes eight individually controlled watch winders and even a humidor made from Spanish cedar for those who are partial to a overly protected cuban. All this is wrapped in the finest calfskin, and since Döttling likes to provide a bespoke service to its customers, the colour and configuration of the safe can be changed to your specifications.|
3. Buben & Zorweg X-007
If you are aware of the Austrian company’s high-end timepieces, then it will come as no surprise that a watch safe made by Buben & Zorweg is as much a work of art as it is a place to put the aforementioned watch. So confident are they that their safe is impenetrable that the product is named the X-007, because even James Bond would be able to find or open. The impressive level of security comes from a super-tough PAXOS compact locking system, which is connectable with your home alarm, as well as the fact that the safe itself is concealed in an elegantly designed monolith, which most potential robbers would mistake for a particularly impressive side table. The specifications of the safe can be tailored to your needs, but possibilities include LED lighting with fading technology, high-security internal drawers for storing jewellery or other valuables and up to 21 watch winders.