Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The name "Colosimo" actually has nothing to do with a colossus, but refers to Jim Colosimo who was an early 20th century Chicago gangster and back robber. Safe's like this were built in banks at the time to stop the likes of him. So Dottling thought it fancy to make a 1:13 scale model of one.
The watch case safe is fully functional. Having 16 radially arranged locking bolts and 32 gilged cogs to make it work. The safe is about an 11 inch wide square, but is made entirely from top quality German stainless steel. As such, the small safe weighs about 66 pounds!
To open the safe you need to enter a three digit combination lock entry - just like old times. Inside the Colosimo you can have a watch winder, or optionally a humidity controlled cigar humidor. The safe comes with mounting equipment as well as a luxury finishing, and the quality people have come to trust from Dottling. Price for the Colosimo is $23,800.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Dottling Colosimo safe images