High Tech Automatic Watch Winders

High Tech Automatic Watch Winders

Joel Pirela
Dec 2, 2010

In a world where cellphones provide us with time, it's almost a luxury to wear a wristwatch. Even more, an automatic timepiece. Watch winders are a device to keep your automatic watch running. They are part of the luxury of owning a luxury watch. Automatic watches, of course, operate on the principle of movement. If they are not worn, the watch will not be wound and it will eventually run down. They spin the watch, emulating the normal movement of a wrist.

Oil Baron Watch Winder
Watch winders from OriginTimes can be as compelling as the watches they wind. Among the offerings from the luxury brand, is the Oil Baron. The winder, which accommodates two watches, looks like a pump Jack or horse head pump, which sits on the ground above a well and draws oil from it. The pump motion keeps the watches wound. Each winder is built by hand, serial numbered and available at $4200.

Object De Temps
The House of Buben & Zorweg has improved the Object De Temps models for larger watch collections. It is now available clad in the finest Sky leather, contains sophisticated Time Mover technology in a storage module that will keep valuable automatic watches ticking over in any safe. Featuring the high gloss lacquer door of the Object De Temps with a new and impressive opening mechanism and high-security German lock to protect its valuable contents and inlays in macassar enhance the perfectly fashioned housing. While improvements to the Object De Temps are mainly focused on its design with precious wood inlays in either macassar or walnut.

Bugatti Watch Winder
Unique and eye-catching, this watch winder for 16 timepieces, it`s based on a Bugatti "Veyron" engine block developed in Germany by OriginTime. The complete system is controlled by a small touch panel, which is integrated into the architecture of the engine-block. This unit enables the user to program individually each watch winder with respect to the requirements of the automatic watch placed on it. The Big Block Winder is available with the pedestal or without it, priced at over $115,919.

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