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Buben & Zorweg releases James Bond-Inspired Watch Vault, the X-007 Extreme

There is no compromise with this one - we suss out five things to know about the Austrian manufacturer's luxury watch safe.

When it comes to safekeeping one’s treasured timepiece collection, Austrian manufacturer of luxury watch storage Buben & Zorweg has created a watch winder said to be so secure, the brand has called it a vault. It has even gone to the, well, extreme of naming it after everybody’s favourite Brit secret service agent. Here are five facts you should know about the X-007 Extreme.

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01: SEALED ACCOUNT

The vault is fitted with the same Paxos high security compact locking system used at Swiss banks. Unlocking it requires an eight-digit code.

02: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

An optional spyglass door hides the contents of the safe, until it is illuminated with LED lighting on command.

  • X-007 Extreme: Open vault

03: ALL-ROUNDER

For those who like a complete showcase of their precious timepieces, choose a full glass core for an unhindered view.

04: ALL RISE

The X-007 Extreme uses a motorised elevating mechanism that brings up the display case, so owners can access its contents while standing. Most watch safes require users to crouch down to operate the system.

05: PERSONAL SPACE

Choose from various materials, such as high gloss lacquer, leather, hand-polished stainless steel and gold, to customise the unit, which can store up to 18 watches. There are also two front and side drawers to store other valuables.

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  • Bernard Favre Planet

Watch winder Planet fits one timepiece amid spinning circlets in a movement that resembles planetary rings. It’s designed by Swiss craftsman Bernard Favre, who previously worked with watchmaking giants Hublot and Piaget, to show off the watch from all sides. www.bernardfavre.com

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