Nestled in the rolling foothills of Clermont, Kentucky, Jim Beam has been distilling bourbon whiskey since 1795. Over 200 years later, Jim Beam's bourbon barrel wood has found a secondary function thanks to premier wood and steel watchmakers, Original Grain.
Original Grain, in collaboration with Jim Beam, has designed and handcrafted 500 limited edition timepieces using reclaimed Jim Beam Bourbon barrel wood. Each American white oak barrel is inherently unique, making every watch a one-off.
Holding quality craftsmanship in high regard, Original Grain designed the watch with Miyota 8215 Automatic Movement with 21 jewels, mineral crystal glass cover, brushed espresso 316L stainless steel, water resistance, double-locking fold-over clasp, and a 40-hour power reserve. The watch comes with a neatly boxed Gentleman’s Kit, which includes a numbered certificate of authenticity, Original Grain branded flask, premium Italian leather band, link and band removal tool, and branded Jim Beam barrel wood emblem.
Partnering with Trees for the Future, Original Grain plant ten trees for each watch sold to give back to those who depend on the forest. The initiative provides food and jobs to thousands of people, hoping to build a more sustainable future.
The limited edition collaborative timepiece is available now for $499 USD via the link below.