A German based company, Dottling, specialized in production of safes has decided to make its contribution in the world of horology. The result of this decision is Gyrowinder, an automatic watch winder that is exceptionally intricate, original, visually appealing and expensive. Its necessity is completely another matter, since it winds timekeepers that already have the technology which does the same thing when you simply wear the watch on your wrist and move it around. Not to mention that Gyrowinder costs over $15,000. Still it is very complex and even intriguing device guarded with a mouth-blown crystal bell jar and it can be considered as a product that represents pure luxury.
The trait that separates Gyrowinder from the similar products of this kind is hinted in its name. This winder does not have a fixed axis in which the watch rotates. On the contrary, it revolves in every direction, which makes it look exceptionally cool and, as the manufacturer claims, is the closest possible manner in order to replicate the movements of the watch on your wrist. Of course, you could just wear your timekeeper instead.
Another nice characteristic of Gyrowinder is the fact that it is made to allow adjustments depending on the size and the weight of a watch. This is achieved with the use of a set of counterweights that are included with the product. These counterweights have the purpose to balance out each of the watches from your collection. In order to enable a perfect position of the watch, Gyrowinder has an integrated spirit level, as well as three adjustable legs.
As the manufacturer reveals, the inspiration for the creation of the product came after Markus Dottling visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the visit, Mr. Dottling saw an aerotrim (also known as the human gyroscope) training device which is used for cardiovascular and balance training of astronauts. Soon, Dottling company devised and subsequently launched the winder that has the price of around $15,100 without VAT.