Degussa: independent and straightforward storing valuables with Degussa AG

Owners of precious metals, valuables and wristwatches, or similar, know the importance of secure and discreet storage. In Switzerland, too, demand for secure storage space is increasing. One option is to store valuables at home although this often proves to be not particularly reliable. The costs involved in buying and insuring an adequate safe can also be quite high. Storing valuables in a bank is also often only possible for customers who have an account with the bank.


Degussa Goldhandel AG Switzerland safe deposit boxes in Geneva and Zurich therefore offer the ideal alternative. With its many years’ experience, Europe’s biggest precious metal retailer knows what is important when it comes to the secure and straightforward storage of valuables. Andreas Hablützel, CEO Degussa Goldhandel AG, explains, “Our safe deposit boxes enable the reliable and inexpensive storage outside the bank sector. Furthermore, our safety standards are similar to those of the larger banks.” The safety deposit boxes are centrally located in the stores in Geneva and Zurich. Here it is not only possible to purchase the Degussa bullion bars but customers are also able to rent maximum security safety deposit boxes in a choice of seven sizes. “Alongside valuables such as precious metals and valuable jewellery, our customers also store important documents with us, for example,” says Managing Director Hablützel.


The Degussa safety deposit boxes also offer the ideal solution for owners of valuable watches. Andreas Hablützel: “An increasing number of customers appreciate being able to store their precious watches with us.” For a number of years now, Degussa has also been manufacturing its own watches which have a strong association with precious metals. An entire watch series has been dedicated to the popular South African Krugerrand bullion coin – the “Krugerrand Edition 4”, on which a real Krugerrand coin with its typical springbok motif forms the watch face, is just one example. With 70 grams, the watch contains a very high quantity of fine gold and is available for CHF 7,350. Equally limited and special is the “Limited Edition 15”, a men’s wristwatch with manual wind out of 950 platinum and almost 60 grams of pure platinum. Blue steel hands indicate the time on a matt white face. This is available for CHF 8,900. High quality products and secure storage go hand in hand at Degussa – something which is appreciated not only by watch lovers.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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