Whether century-old heirlooms or contemporary luxe – your treasured timepieces desire and deserve means of preservation just as extraordinary to match. With patented technology and stellar design, WOLF watch winders promise to uphold legacies meanwhile keeping time ticking. Continue to read our guide to understand the whole UK’s obsession with the enchanting watch winders exclusively crafted by the WOLF family ever since 1834.
Back to basics: What is a watch winder?
Automatic watches function on the principle of self-winding, powered by mechanical movement; the natural motion of the wearer causes a moving weight inside of the watch to circulate, leading the main spring to coil up, which subsequently provides the watch with energy. Extravagant watches - antique so well as avant-garde - are to no surprise more often than not powered by intricate exploitation of these elemental laws of physics.
Watch winders were invented following the tedious task that followed each wear, as allowing an automatic watch a break, assured a worthwhile but extensive stint winding it up again prior to the next wear. A meaningful timepiece deserves a meaningful home to keep it protected and ticking correctly throughout its rest. Immersive ideas eventually inspired a shift - uncomplicated casings matured into elegant technology-powered devices, presenting the ultimate solution for protecting vulnerable timepieces between wears.
Yet, somebody can say a watch winder is not a necessity. But just as bouquets deserve a delicate vase to befit their beauty - any personal object of value can elevate the ambience of a room if treated and displayed thoughtfully. Just as flowers are given hydration and nutrition to bloom - placing a watch in a quality winder keeps it protected from stagnation and harm. Acquiring a watch winder is indulging in ease and comfort; curating a beautiful routine of caring for one’s most valuable possessions.
What to look for in a watch winder
Despite their seemingly simple purpose, properly crafted watch winders are complex creations that do more than merely keep your timepieces ticking. To watch collectors well-acquainted with quality winders, the evaluation is three-fold; function, design, and noise are core determinants of excellence amongst watch winders.
Critics have the habit of bluntly describing the watch winder as an excessive tool that provides minor convenience - occasionally also blaming them for detracting instead of adding to the lifetime of a watch. To the knowledgeable - a shameful, bitter generalisation, far from representative of brands engaging in as delicate and technologically advanced craftmanship as WOLF is.
Behind the contemporary WOLF brand stands a history of five generations of crafters. Ingrained in the DNA of the family is a persistent devotion to developing protective cases for storing meaningful personal objects; representative of the most memorable moments in life. Innovation and sophisticated design is the pursuit of decades at WOLF, apparent by the exclusive selection of carefully considered design pieces, flaunted and praised across continents.
WOLF watch winders - The top tier of design winders for automatic watches
All of WOLF’s watch winder designs are meticulously crafted with the ultimate mission of preserving the most precious of timepieces. The perfect wind is reliant on WOLF’s patented technology - perfected over 185 years of innovation - which is based around the count of circulations rather than time passed. There are no other brands that count rotations like WOLF; others merely use time as an estimate of rotations per day. This being the reason why WOLF is such a widely endorsed brand by watch experts in the UK – and globally.
To many first-time buyers, their main worry is the risk of over-winding - a justified concern, as it is an unfortunate destiny often following the choice of a more simplistic watch winder. However, WOLF watch winders make such a concern completely redundant.
The rotator is crafted to simulate a wrist and rotates your automatic watch in a firm motion to keep it ready for use at any time. Placing your watch on a winder by WOLF is thus not only convenient, but the optimal way of sustaining the health of your watch. Future owners to a WOLF watch winder do not need to worry about noise polluting the home – the winders are remarkably silent.
Beyond quality of function, design is an integral part of the innovation process. WOLF watch winders are considerate design-pieces, purposefully crafted to enhance the details of your watch, and are welcoming homes to your Rolex, Cartier and Omega. Watch winders from WOLF make a subtle but alluring interior feature, that elevates the individual expression of a physical space. To make room for every possible aesthetic – WOLF offers a wide range of watch winder designs – the majority of which are readily available to the UK through authorised stockist Burton Blake.
Quality watch winders for every desire - crafted by WOLF
All watch winders from WOLF operate with the same patented mechanism; a technique that makes over-winding impossible. The goal of each and one of the winders is to deliver flawless automatic execution, without distraction. WOLF offers designs for every type of watch collector; no matter if you recently invested in your very first automatic wristwatch, or whether you are a seasoned expert with a collection of timepieces for every occasion - WOLF has a winder for you.
Let us present some of our bestsellers.
WOLF Cub Watch Winder Collection
The Cub collection is the absolute bestseller. Why? Well, perhaps this is the watch winder for all the uncomplicated individuals out there. Meanwhile minimalistic, its sharp, but mindful design gives it an exclusive feel – the perfect choice for a first-time buyer.
WOLF Axis Watch Winder Collection
The Axis collection ranks as one of the most appreciated, owing to its contemporary design features, including a distinctive metal plating. A watch winder from this range is bound to quickly become a beloved detail in your home décor.
WOLF Roadster Watch Winder Collection
Beyond the classic black pebble faux leather, chrome details, and the backlit LCD display - what distinguishes the Roadster collection from the rest is the retro Ebony Macassar wood veneer faceplate - arguably making it particularly suited for timepieces with a history. Did you know that the design in fact was inspired by British motorcar brands such as Jaguar and Aston Martin?
WOLF Heritage Watch Winder Collection
The Heritage is bound to be the most classic of them all – it will undoubtedly last you a lifetime. This collection comes in a sleek black design and is destined to fit well into any home – a fail-proof choice when looking to spoil a loved one with a generous gift.
Beyond these collections, Burton Blake also stocks collections such as Exotic, Memento Mori, Meridian, Module 4.1, Navigator, Savoy, Viceroy, and Windsor. Single, double, triple, quadruple… How many winders do you desire? WOLF offers winders with space for up to eight watches. The options available at Burton Blake ranges up to over 70 beautiful winders in various designs and sizes – get familiar with the selection here.
WOLF watch winders from UK-stockist Burton Blake
Burton Blake is an official authorised stockist of WOLF products and carry more than 70 of their finest watch winders currently available. Burton Blake is passionate about helping every customer find exceptional solutions to every individual need. With an average customer service rating of 4,9/5 – you can trust us to make your shopping with Burton Blake a true pleasure.
Have yourself a look through some of the finest watch winders there is – all available for you here at Burton Blake.