Here’s a newsflash: most men like watches, and most men own more than one. Even if they don’t wear them too often, most guys have a minimum of two watches in their collections: one for dress, and one for everything else. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit, and I know guys who own dozens of watches. Like cars, watches range from “affordable on any budget” to “sweet mother of God that’s more expensive than California beachfront property”. No joke: the most expensive men’s wristwatch that I’m aware of is a Patek Philippe Platinum World Time, which sells for $4 million (or about $450 if you know the right contacts in China, and don’t mind a really good knock-off).
Most high end wrist watches are self winding, which requires them to be worn on a regular basis. If you’re wealthy enough to have amassed a collection of high end watches, you see the problem: so many watches to wind, so few wrists to wear them on.
Enter the Origin Times watch winder, which I caught on Straightline. Made from the cast-off engine block of a Bugatti Veyron, the winder will ensure that sixteen of your best watches are kept ready for wear at your convenience. Plus, it’s the engine block from a Bugatti Veyron, which is appropriate for display anywhere in a man’s house. Atop the mantle, just below the match-grade M1A rifle, for example.
You’ve probably figured out that this won’t come cheap, but what’s love worth? If you want to impress that special guy who already owns a Gulfstream V, the Origin Times watch winder will set you back a mere $115,000. Unlike the Bugatti Veyron it comes from, upkeep for the watch winder is much more reasonable, and as far as I know it doesn’t even require oil changes.