Watch Winder

FrontRunners: Keeping Watch

The Brown Safe Manufacturing Chronos ( is the first watch-specific line of safes from the California company. Plated in military-grade ballistic steel and outfitted with four-way solid titanium locking bolts and a tungsten carbide hard plate, Chronos units can be custom-ordered to include as many as 32 automatic winders, a GPS antitheft system, and carbon-fiber […]

FrontRunners: Security Measures

Despite its lack of heft, the 66-pound Döettling Colosimo ( should not be taken lightly. The German safe-building company bills this 11-inch cube, named ironically for the early-20th-century XXL-sized Chicago mobster Big Jim Colosimo, as the world’s smallest safe. However, the contents of the tiny $23,800 locker are secured by a front-mounted three-digit combination lock, […]

Buben & Zorweg Gets All Wound Up

Echoing the increasing influence of automotive design in fine timepieces, Buben & Zorweg’s Phantom Time Mover watch winder ($6,340) channels the spirit of a sporty roadster. The aluminum case is inlaid with your choice of high-tech carbon fiber or high-polished Makassar ebony for a strikingly sleek unit worth displaying. The interior is appointed with Italian […]

FrontRunners: Block of Time

OriginTimes has the perfect winder for the new Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch (“The Super Car to Watch,”)—and 15 other timepieces. The $98,500 Big Block Winder ( is designed around a Bugatti Veyron engine block and accommodates a watch in each of its 16 cylinder cavities. OriginTimes—a luxury brand launched in the spring by MTE […]