The Chest by Döttling

Miniature masterwork


Demonstrating the greatest artisanship using the smallest space is quite an unusual challenge, and is, therefore, ideal for us at Döttling. We faced this challenge and created an entirely new series of miniature safes called the Chest.

In spite of their extremely compact design, Döttling’s new miniature safes naturally have a fully functional locking mechanism with a double-bit key safe lock. When the carefully handcrafted mechanism is opened, it reveals another unique feature of the Chest series: While the design is inspired by antique Italian and French masterworks of the late eighteenth century, the inside is fitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Döttling precision watch winders, for example, which can, on request, be equipped with our new, electronically controlled Touch & Move technology. The discreet illumination system always puts the treasures housed inside in the perfect light. An additional high-tech feature is the optional, higher priced, integrated alarm system: When the Chest is removed from its position a deafening alarm sounds to discourage thieves. Should the safe ever be burgled, however, it is equipped with a GPS device that always enables its precise location to be tracked.

As with all of the products leaving our manufactory, the finest materials are used to create the Chest, for example braided, patinated steel bands combined with ornamental upholstery nails on the body of the safe and an interior of the finest nubuck calfskin.

Initially, Döttling will produce two versions of the Chest: the single-door Chest 8 offers space for eight watches on four precision watch winders and four cushions. The two-door Chest 15 stores ten watches on precision watch winders and five on cushions.


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