On a brisk but beautiful morning in Zurich the office was alive with action as we brought together the whole SEVENFRIDAY collection for a very special photoshoot. We had arranged to meet with Döttling, a luxury company who make bespoke safes for watches, jewellery and other high value items.  They had just finished work on arguably their most ambitious project to date, a behemoth of a safe boasting room for 24 different watches, all with winding function.

We assembled the full SEVENFRIDAY collection, taking up 4 whole watch rolls and carefully secured them into the boot of our vehicle for the day and what a vehicle it was!  Our SEVENFRIDAY V3/01 was right at home in the stunningly futuristic BMW i8.

We cruised through Zurich in this turbocharged 1.5-litre electric supercar making our way to the autobahns of Germany and on to Döttling’s Stuttgart office. Thanks to the i8’s sport mode bringing the 0–100km/h down to 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h, the autobahn quickly disappeared and we arrived at our destination for the day.  

Meeting the Döttling team they introduced us to their latest creation, standing around 1.5m tall, with bulletproof frosted glass door operated by a fingerprint scanner, it was hard not to be impressed.  This was a safe to be celebrated in the centre of a room rather than hidden behind a fake bookcase.

With the click of a button, the opaque glass instantly became transparent and we could see the 24 different watch slots.  After opening the 3 inch thick, bulletproof glass door we were greeted with four drawers below the 24 watch winders and a number of secret panels. The safe can be customised to open with a keypad, combination or via thumb print scanner which is what this particular prototype was fitted with

The journey back was a blast once again as the i8 stealthily snuck out of Stuttgart to tear up the autobahn on the way back to Zürich.  Even after driving it aggressively for the whole 400km round trip we didn’t have to stop for fuel once! For more information on Döttling and their bespoke safes take a look at their website.