The ultimate gift for a car-loving watch enthusiast

Built from a BMW engine block, this watch winder draw utterances of ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ from friends.

By Justin Mastine-frost 04/07/2017

Los Angeles based Vulcan Innova has unveiled a new watch winder, from $US25,000 (about $A32,500), destined to appeal to the automotive set. Built from a BMW M52 engine block — the workhorse engine that powered the 328i and 528i of the late '90s — the winder is one of those clever designs that will draw utterances of "why didn't I think of that" from many.

Fitted with individual high-grade stepper motors (allowing for individual control), each watch is mounted into a modified piston, acting as its winding module. When engaged, each of the pistons are locked into position until a security key is engaged for its removal, ensuring your watches cannot be removed or tampered with unknowingly.

Vulcan Innova is offering the new winder as a limited production of 52 pieces, with each unit being hand-assembled in Los Angeles to its new owner's specification. A variety of finishes are available for both the engine block as well as each individual piston/watch holder. The leather type and colour of each watch holder, as well as its LED indicator colours can also be tailored on request.

Those preferring a freestanding option are in luck, as Vulcan Innova will also be offering customisable floor stands at an additional cost. A base price of $US25,000 (about $A32,500) includes a painted or chrome-plated finish and suede watch cushions, with more elaborate customisation incurring an additional fee. Delivery times are expected to be between four and six weeks, depending on chosen finishes.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Petal To The Metal

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Heures Florales watches bring a botanist’s dream to life, with serious mechanical prowess.

By Paige Reddinger

29/06/2022

Panerai’s Newest Watch Came With Its Own Yacht Trip

For its latest watch attached with an adventure, Panerai opted for a more laidback luxury experience.

By Carol Besler

28/06/2022

Roger Dubuis And Lamborghini Just Dropped A New Watch At Goodwood

The Huracán GT3 EVO2-inspired timepiece with a skeletonized movement is limited to just 88 pieces.

By Nick Scott

24/06/2022

The ‘Essential’ Hublot Big Bang

The newcomer from the Swiss manufacture is limited to 200 pieces.

By Terry Chrstodoulou

22/06/2022

Audemars Piguet’s CEO is Stepping Down

François-Henry Bennahmias will leave the role next year.

By Paige Reddinger

21/06/2022

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected