The men and women who enjoy the finer things in life share many common interests. Fine watches, fast cars, picturesque holidays and inadvertently, fine wine and a good whisky. Fittingly, many a watch-lover gathering around the world is incomplete without a good scotch. With that in mind, the brilliant minds behind Urwerk and Scottish whisky makers Macallan have combined to bring to you the best of both worlds in the Flask 2, a whiskey flask that is as complicated as anything you would expect from Baumgartner and Frei.
Comprised of over 150 parts, the Macallan x Urwerk flask has purposeful complexity and intricacy at its heart, reinventing everything you once knew about the whisky flask by combining the beauty of design with genuine utility. Reflecting Macallan’s mastery of intricacy and individuality with Urwerk’s unconventional design aesthetic and revolutionary engineering, the Flask 2 is a statement of what can be achieved when you give watch engineers more latitude than they have ever worked with before.
“When we were offered the opportunity to collaborate on this adventure we immediately said yes to the challenge. I knew the flask had to be exciting and daring, whilst also providing pleasure and I envisioned an object with complex simplicity, just like a good whisky.” Martin Frei, Urwerk co-founder and chief designer.
Indeed, the Flask 2 is instantly recognisable as coming from the Urwerk manufacture, with an aesthetic that is reminiscent of the UR-T8, with its hobnail-patterned surface. Machined out of aluminium, titanium and stainless steel, the beauty of the Flask 2 extends, just as any Urwerk timepiece does, beyond the mere aesthetic, with cutting edge innovations at every corner. Two titanium tanks allows you to carry two of your favourite Macallan whiskies on the go, with winglets that create a stand for the flask and cask indicators that enables the you to track the case type and age of the whisky in each tank.
Urwerk has done it again, elevating the mundane and creating something effortlessly cool. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide and priced at £2,000, we love that the flask allows us to carry both smoky and smooth at the same time. Coming soon, the flask will be available directly from the Macallan website.