Döttling Gatsby Safe Evokes the Roaring Twenties

Melvyn Teillol-Foo

The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties

Harking to the decadent Roaring Twenties ala ‘The Great Gatsby’, the new Döttling Gatsby Security Safe evokes the ambience of the 1920s; an era of economic prosperity and fascinating cultural dynamism in the major cities of New York, London, Berlin, and Paris. Jazz music blossomed and Art Deco reached its peak.

Hotsy-totsy Flappers

Then, hotsy-totsy shebas (attracive, desirable women)) made whoopee in a Petting Pantry (cinema) and everyone had to “know their onions” to make mazumas (money).


Döttling Gatsby Security Safe

Döttling Gatsby

The new Döttling Gatsby safe is compact and can be customised in luxurious ways that are nearly limitless. A variety of the finest leathers, colours, and interiors are selectable, allowing you to choose even the most extravagant combinations.

Döttling Gatsby pink crocodile

Gatsby Safe: Size and Dimensions

Height: 51 cm (20.07 in)
Width: 58 cm (22.83 in)
Depth: 52 cm (20.47 in)
Weight: approx. 160 kg (352 lbs)

Döttling Gatsby

The Gatsby first edition pays homage to the famed compositions of contemporary masters of luxury. Their inspiration and invitation are tendered to discerning clientele to create their own individual Gatsby masterpiece.

Döttling Gatsby



Furthermore, the Döttling Gatsby features the opulent decor elements of the Döttling flagshipThe Bel-Air – saddle leather handles and edge straps with bullen-nails.

Döttling Bel Air fittings

All metal fittings are highly polished, and as for every Döttling, the Gatsby is handcrafted in Germany by experts, to the highest security standards.

Döttling Bel Air fittings


AlphaLuxe Comment

Döttling calls it: “The breathtaking ‘Gatsby’.”

You can see their point as you allow yourself to be seduced by the opulence of the times, combined with state-of-the-art security technology. As always, any unique, completely bespoke and handmade Gatsby can be yours: “Simply a true Döttling.”

Of course, additional security can be incorporated into all Döttling safes and if you are really fervent about personal protection of home and stuff, look what you can store next to your jewellery and watches…..  🙂

Döttling safe


About Döttling

Forging Luxury Safes

Döttling started as a locksmith’s shop in Sindelfingen back in 1919 to evolve into today’s purveyor of luxury safes, watch winders and functional accessories. Their security safes cost between $10,800 – $330,000 and prices rise for additional decorations or extra quality materials;  Gold thread and diamond gems-setting, anyone?

Check out the previous report about Döttling Humidor on AlphaLuxe.


Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He was also CEO of PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.

Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).

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