The Vulcan Innova VI52 is a watch winder built into the engine block of a BMW M52 straight-6. The pistons have been modified to accept a watch into their underside, the VI52 can then be set to rotate the pistons in multiple programmable modes – keeping the automatic watches correctly wound and ready for use.
In order to keep the watches safe, the pistons submerge into the cylinder block when access isn’t needed and each VI52 piston is individually driven by robotics-grade stepper motors, resulting in quiet and fully controllable movement.
Each piston can be custom-calibrated to wind a specific timepiece and there are up to 8 distinct winding modes, including individual modes for each watch which can be programmed using a button located to the side of each cylinder.
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