French luxury house Pinel & Pinel presents “TWIN”
Made to display – who would want to hide one ?!? – with specially designed aluminium bezels , the stainless steel cases are covered with leather or signature canvas Pinel & Pinel.
Requirements for a good winder are specific and strict, and some professionals and collectors even question their use. But for wearers with limited daily action, including for desk-jobbers tied to their chairs ; ) or for owners who tire of winding their watches, especially a piece with a date, day and more, high-quality winders are necessary and convenient, accepted by even the most reticent watchmakers. With perhaps the need to service your watch at slightly shorter intervals, as advised by IG’s watchmaking instructor @nobswatchmaker.
With TWIN, we are dealing with “la crème de la crème”. The winding mechanism, powered by 2 batteries with a duration of ca. 2 years, is made by Swiss Kubik. Like the cases, each motor is manufactured to the highest of standards, with unbeatable features that include: a motor without magnetism, an ultra-silent system, the counting of the revolutions, and a programming system. Proposed with a cycle of 800 rotations in each direction for a total of 1600 per day, based on the requirements of most automatic movements, the motor can be set and personalized, controlled by Bluetooth via an app that you can install on your smartphone.
The watch winders measure H14.8 cm x L14.5 cm with a depth of 11.5 cm, and are sold on-line on the sites, and in the Paris boutiques, of Pinel & Pinel and Romain Réa. Renowned watch expert of vintage and contemporary collections since 1994, Réa, has already worked with Swiss Kubik, and Scatola del Tempo that invented the watch winder 30 years ago. For him, the device is an absolute necessity for any owner of an automatic watch.
Priced at EUR1350. EUR3000 for a bespoke special leather creation in stingray or crocodile.