When it comes to watches, we seem to be willing to accept a premium that comes along with either a Swiss movement or a Swiss-made watch. One company is hoping that sentiment will extend over to an accessory where many look for the cheapest option.
Swiss Kubik is offering one of the most deceptively simple winders I’ve come across in some time. It’s a simple cube (just under 4 inches on each side) without any covers, screens, or visible switches that you might otherwise expect. From that simple platform, there’s all manner of customization and materials options available, so it will blend to your tastes in decor.
For the mechanics of the thing, it has an efficient 2.3 watt motor pre-programmed for 950 revolutions per day (that said, there is an interface where you can program in a different rotation). They’ve coupled this motor with some improvements that keep friction low, which means that it’s a fairly silent runner, and it will last for several years on a set of two C batteries.
While I’ve chosen to focus in on their single winders (which starts at $460) (product page), they do offer two- and three-place winders (product page), as well as 4-plus options (product page). Oh, and remember how I said there wasn’t any cover to the winder? You can pick one up on their accessories page (for any model other than the StartBox), as well as the USB cable for reprogramming the winder.