On April 26, 2016 Guinness World Records announced that the bottle of Gautier 1762 was the oldest cognac sold at a public auction. This 250-year-old drink was purchased in 2014 by Wealth Solutions, a Polish company specialized in rare spirits and collectibles, at an auction of old and rare beverages organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC. Bottle is a part of the company’s collection.
The uncorking ceremony was organized in Bristol Hotel in Warsaw and formed part of an event to mark the start of cooperation between Wealth Solutions and Armin Strom, a Swiss Watch Manufacturer. Thanks to this cooperation, the Cognac Watch was made – a Swiss mechanical watch with a drop of Cognac 1762. The remaining part of this drink will be used in the Spirit Coins project, under which it will be closed in the Cognac Coin gold coin.