There is no getting around the fact that watch lovers are also watch-winder lovers, so they don’t have to consistently reset their automatic watches if they have been off the wrist for longer than the power reserve of the watch. For this reason, family-owned and American-made Orbita spends a great deal of time and research on its styles and options. Considered an “entry-level” watch winder, this Spar ta blue winder is compact and light in weight and is a great addition to a collection because it does not need a plug-in adapter (making it perfect for use inside a safe). This winder is equipped with Orbita’s own long-life lithium D cell batteries that, when operating on an eight-minute winding cycle, can last for several years before needing to be replaced. They will last even longer if the owner opts for a 12-minute winding cycle. A toggle switch behind the mounting holder gives the wearer the choice. A single holder retails for $295.This double watch winder retails for $595.
Just as in the world of luxury watches, where a tourbillon escapement in a watch compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions, this Orbita Tourbillonwatch winder does the same. Its revolutionary digital technology not only displays the exact time and the number of turns per day (TPD) of the winder, but also is equipped with a unique photo-optic system that tracks each cylinder’s rotation and automatically advances the resting position by 30 degrees af ter ever y rotation. By shifting the resting position, adverse timing errors caused by gravity are negated. The complex and visually appealing Tourbillon winder sits within a glass crystal box – making its dance of time fully visible to the onlooker. Powered by a supplied AC/DC power adapter, the winder is a work of art for any tabletop. It comes in single and triple capacity (shown here). $2,995.