The Great Gatsby is known for its masterful portrayal of the Roaring Twenties – an era of economic prosperity and fascinating cultural dynamism in the major cities of New York, London, Berlin, and Paris. In this decade, jazz music blossomed, women’s fashion was redefined, and art deco reached its peak.
We kept all of this in mind when developing the Döttling Gatsby. The ways in which this luxurious high-security safe with the perfect compact size can be customized are nearly limitless. A variety of the finest leathers, colors, and interiors are available, enabling even the most extravagant combinations. At the same time, the Döttling Gatsby features the opulent decor elements of the Döttling flagship The Bel-Air – saddle leather handles and edge straps with bullen-nails. All metal fittings are highly polished, and as with every Döttling, the Gatsby is handcrafted in Germany by our experts in accordance with the highest security standards.
Our first edition pays homage to the famed compositions of contemporary masters of luxury. A source of inspiration and, at the same time, an invitation to our customers to create their own individual Gatsby masterpiece.
The Bel-Air is a handcrafted high-security safe of the luxury class, as unique as its owner.
This self-developed masterpiece represents a luxurious symbiosis of absolute technical perfection and consistent, timeless, elegant design. A testimony to the highest demands for the most demanding among us.
Through the individual selection of surface materials and an interior that can be selected completely freely, each masterpiece becomes your own personal The Bel-Air.
Of course, we make no compromises when it comes to the workmanship and security requirements.
The Döttling engineers have made the impossible possible: The Bel-Air Magnus, which is nearly twice the size of its prototype, The Bel-Air.
Opening the two doors of this luxury safe from its center is like a matchless orchestration of strength and mass, exposing the wonderfully designed inner workings to the eye. It goes without saying that The Bel-Air Magnus possesses the same endless customization possibilities, both outside and inside, as every single object from the manufactory in Maichingen. Yet its powerful dimensions give it the rating of “outstanding”.
A first glance at our newest luxury safe The Gallery reveals: Its design with high-gloss nickel fittings and sides covered in the finest calfskin is closely aligned to The Bel-Air safe range, reflecting the timelessly elegant appearance of overseas travel cases from the Roaring Twenties. With one major difference. We’ve designed the door in such a way that we could integrate a bulletproof, 30-mm-thick armored glass window, which allows a clear view of the treasures inside, even when closed. This safe is a real tour de force from our technicians, as the bolt work had to be mounted within a very confined space around the glass without even remotely compromising security. Another technical highlight that specifically reflects Döttling’s attention to detail: The bulletproof glass window can be switched from transparent to opaque by remote control.
The interior of The Gallery, lined with the finest Alcantara leather, features 24 precision watch winders – protected by a Döttling fingerprint high-security lock – which can optionally be equipped with innovative Touch & Move technology. There are also four drawers with black-stained Japanese Tamo Ash veneers, an extendable table, and four secret compartments. Seventeen infinitely dimmable LED spotlights impressively stage the treasures inside.
The use of a luxurious, high end safe and limited space is no longer a contradiction. The innovative swing-door mechanism, which disappears inside the safe when opened, allows The Chameleon to provide excellent service in a very small space. While guaranteeing the highest security standards, this Döttling safe shares the characteristic of its shy namesake by adapting itself to its surroundings.
The Narcissus is the groundbreaking result of a unique collaboration. Conceived by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris and built by Döttling in Sindelfingen, it breaks through both technical and aesthetic limits.
A puristic room installation at first glance, the safe only reveals its capabilities when it identifies and is activated by its owner. Then two handcrafted interior cabinets containing watch winders and jewelry drawers emerge from its steel body, which weighs 800 kilos and is sheathed in high-gloss, chrome-plated aluminum. Fully automatically, as if controlled by an invisible hand.
This highly innovative high end safe is also a very personal statement by a public figure who has made, and continues to make, history in the worlds of fashion and photography. Probably the most modern and expensive “coffre-fort” in the world will be irrevocably limited to a small production run of 30 specimens.
With the GrandCircle, Döttling has created a standout among the outstanding. Fifty-two individually controllable watch winders enclose a limited, hand-made Naeschke pendulum clock with an unusual runtime of four weeks after one winding. The base of this ultimate safe also accommodates the world’s smallest hi-fi subwoofer by Elac, a VDS Class 2 high-security safe with certified fire protection, eight further watch winders and jewelry drawers, a climate-controlled humidor made of Spanish cedar wood, and an exclusively implemented minibar.
Döttling’s GrandCircle is limited to a single series of 20 hand-numbered and signed pieces.
Pragmatism and luxury need not be values that conflict with one another. The Liberty is a true quality safe that meets the highest standards, without breaking all limits in terms of economic feasibility. Covered with the finest calfskin or high-gloss lacquered on the outside and elegant Alcantara inside, with high-gloss polished fittings and an opulent enclosed input unit, the Liberty is a true Döttling safe through and through – uncompromising quality made in Germany.
Naturally, the color of the leather and the interior as well as the number of watch winders and drawers can be freely selected. When it comes to individualism, the Liberty stringently follows the Döttling philosophy as well.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – one of the most famous and influential architects of the modern era – created a milestone in the history of design in 1929 with the Barcelona Chair. With the Liberty Barcelona, we’ve created a luxurious safe that is unmistakably inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece. Just like the original, it combines perfect form with masterful functionality. The design icon’s combination of materials – stainless steel and leather – is reflected in the Liberty Barcelona. All the fittings are made of high-gloss polished stainless steel. The body of the quality safe is covered with the finest calfskin, while a state-of-the-art electronic lock protects the interior of the Liberty Barcelona, where the safe houses 12 precision watch winders as well as three drawers. One of the drawers is equipped with ten watch cushions for extra storage. Naturally, customers are also given the option of varying interior fittings or colors on request.
A new era of security: the Fortress is the safest luxury safe in the world, available in the certified security classes VdS/EN 3 to – and this is absolutely unique – VdS/EN 5. It is ready for connection to a burglar alarm including a “silent alarm” function.
We designed the interior of the high end safe, of which only a limited edition of ten per security class exist, with the objective of “maximum versatility.” Among its features the Fortress includes eight watch winders. Using specially designed software, each watch winder is individually controlled. In addition to an infinitely adjustable number of rotations, it is also possible to set the direction of rotation – left, right, or oscillating.
Inside the Fortress there is also a humidor made of original Spanish cedar, with an electronic humidifying system. A hygrometer and a barometer, both from Wempe, stylishly provide information about humidity and air pressure.
Last but not least, the upper section of the Fortress integrates another product from our manufactory: a Colosimo two-door safe. It offers additional space for six watches that are wound with exceeding elegance by precision rotators.
All of these intrinsic values require, of course, that the outer appearance of the Fortress live up to them. Therefore the corpus of the handcrafted safe is handsomely upholstered with finest calfskin.
Since individuality is a given at Döttling, the Fortress is also available in other configurations and color combinations upon request.
Quality has its price, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be affordable. For proof, just look at Döttling’s FocusLine, the first series from our safe manufactory for budget-conscious connoisseurs. Of course, FocusLine still provides maximum security for your watches, jewelry, documents, and much more. And in terms of workmanship and aesthetics, it is a genuine Döttling through and through – that is to say, uncompromising.
The FocusLine fulfills VdS/EN class 1 security requirements and offers certified, 60-P class S fire protection. This means that documents inside the safe can withstand one hour in an ambient temperature of 1,090 degrees Celsius (1,994 degrees Fahrenheit). The lock is equipped with an emergency opening function. In the event of a technical defect, for example caused by fire or attempted burglary, the safe can still be opened with the high-security key. This eliminates the need for a costly emergency opening.
The Focusline is available in three different sizes and can be equipped with watch winders and/or drawers to store documents, jewelry, or watches.
In addition to these inner values, here are some details regarding the exterior: The body of the safe is lined with Alcantara or high-gloss lacquered. The keypad for code entry and the handle are chrome-plated.