OMG, how did I miss this release last year!? I recently learned about the Erwin Sattler Thesaurus desk, and my horology gland nearly burst. OK, so this is the ultimate watch lover's desk. It combines a pair of Erwin Sattler Rotalis winders that pop out of the surface of the desk " take-over-the-world villain" style, and drawers that store you watch related loot. I have no idea why it is called the "Thesaurus," but I will need to one help explain how awesome this thing is.
Part of what makes it awesome is just how utterly impractical it is. To have enough room in one's home for a desk solely dedicated to their watches takes a lot of dedication (which I guess I personally have), and a lot of (I mean a lot) money. Not only is the Thesaurus likely to be ungodly expensive, but to have enough nice watches to fill it with, and some empty space in your home that is dying for watch dedicated furniture. At this point you probably have taken your watch collecting to legendary levels. And yet we still want one - I think I need some bigger advertisers.
Erwin Sattler makes watch winders, watch furniture, and also watches. I last wrote about the Erwin Sattler Trilogie that combines a clock and a watch winder, and includes a watch. You can see that same type of design aesthetic here. The idea seems to be "neo-classic furniture looks better with hidden gears." The Thesaurus desk is 166cm wide, 84cm deep, and 74cm tall. It is made from high-end aged wood, and the black elements have 13 layers of black varnish on them. The desk drawers are lined with alcantara leather (no slip).
When you want to really impress guests, you use the included remote control to reveal the winding watches. The pair of Rotalis watch winders (total capacity for eight watches) come out of the desk. Another command allows you to active 16 LED lights that shine on the watches. Pretty cool stuff. Rotalis watch winders are made by Beluwo for Erwin Sattler I believe. They are powered by a wall socket so you can plug in the desk. They also have a USB connection so that you can program the winding if you like (for different watches) - but that is optional. Each of the two winding units has its own USB connection.
While the desk is beyond cool, and for the watch lover who literally has almost everything, it is gonna be just one area to store watches. With just eight winders, and space for a limited (although high) amount of watches in the drawers, this is gonna be for pieces you want to play with a lot - and the rest are gonna be in a safe. Another question for some is how safe the desk is from intruders. Hopefully the drawers lock, and the contents inside the Thesaurus are safe from wandering hands that might take interest with your belongings when you are not around. It is for this reason that I don't have a shoe box labeled "gold" laying around. While this desk is incredibly cool, it might draw unwanted attention given its exclusive purpose to store expensive items. Price? Not quite sure. But from now on don't neglect picking up $100 dollars bills you see laying on the street when trying to save up for this uber furniture from Erwin Sattler.