If you’re a serious watch lover and collector, there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep your timepieces fully wound, especially if you own complicated movements. And if you have too many watch winders, makes it all the more tough to keep a track of everything. And so Orbita has come up with the Bergamo 40 Watch Winder Cabinet, to make your watch collection up to date and safely stored.
The Bergamo 40 starts with a very simple concept, a watch winder for 40 watches that can disguise itself as piece of fine furniture. The rear part of this cabinet can raise or lower and contains 40 individual watch winders, that have their own motors and are individually programmable. The attractive Italian-made inlaid and veneered cabinet houses a remote controlled motorized lift mechanism that raises or lowers the watchwinder module on command. Even when the front doors are opened, while the storage area is exposed there is no hint of the watches stored behind as they are concealed behind a false mirrored panel. A keyed security lock is also provided to prevent the winder from being accessed by unauthorized persons.
Access to all internal mechanisms is from the front of the cabinet. 40 Swiss-designed ironless core motors power the 40 winding stations. Unlike other watchwinder manufacturers who utilize a single motor to drive watches together, Orbita winders are built with each drive station being fitted with its own motor and controlled by its own microprocessor.
The Italian-made cabinet is available in Madrona Burl, Mahogany Parquet or Rosewood veneers with decorative inlays of brass and pear wood. Consultation with Orbita is required to get one, and each is custom made. Prices for the Orbita Bergamo 40 watch winder cabinet starts at about $60,000, and each takes about 3-4 months to make. [Orbita]