Döttling Fortress – the world's safest luxury safe?
By David Szondy
February 16, 2013
For the person who has everything and wants to make sure that no one walks off with it, German safe manufacturer Döttling has created with the Fortress. Billed as the “safest luxury safe in the world,” the Fortress is available in a number of bespoke configurations and Döttling says it can be certified for insurance coverage of up to US$1,000,000.
One configuration includes eight watch winders for those with a taste for expensive timepieces. These operate on specially designed software and each winder can be individually controlled to rotate left or right or oscillate. Above the main safe are two individual Colosimo safes with six more precision watch rotators.
If winding watches isn't enough, the Fortress also has a humidor drawer made of Spanish cedar with its own electronic humidifying system. Outside the safe are hygrometer and barometer readouts built by Wempe to keep tabs on the state of your Cohiba Robustos..
The Fortress does try to soften its image with an exterior upholstered with calfskin, though it doesn't do much to hide that fact that it is a very serious safe.
The Fortress is available in the certified security classes VdS/EN 3 to VdS/EN 5 – Döttling describes the latter as “absolutely unique.” Only ten will be built for each security class and different configurations and color combinations are available upon request. No price is quoted.