Automatic watches are renowned for their time-keeping accuracy and hold the distinction of being among today’s most desired timepieces for men and women. A true automatic or self-winding watch features a built-in mainspring mechanism that winds automatically from the natural motion of a user’s arm and provides sufficient energy to run the timepiece and avoid manual winding.
In 1770 Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet invented the first self-winding automatic timepiece, a pocket watch which was designed to operate when the user walked, using an oscillating weight that moved up and down. The self-winding mechanism was revolutionary, since watches prior to this: mechanical timepieces required manual winding.
Today many fine watchmakers from Perrelet, Maurice Lacroix and Graham to TAG Heuer, Invicta and Swiss Legend all produce self-winding automatic timepieces. Many also produce mechanical wristwatches as well.
The one drawback to owning an automatic watch is how to keep it running if you choose not to wear it for any long duration of time. Automatic watch winders, which mimic the movement and oscillation of the wrist, are a solution. These handy and practical items come in individual, as well as multiple styles to accommodate collectors with more than one automatic timepiece.
Swiss Legend includes a watch winder with many of its Neptune automatic timepieces as a special convenience and bonus to their customers. The Swiss Legend Neptune automatic watch in black features a black ion plated case and matching silicone strap. The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with screened markers encircles the black dial with luminous hands and hour markers.
Features include an automatic date calendar and water resistance to 100 meters. Watch is 52mm in diameter and 18mm thick and comes with a portable winder.
The Swiss Legend automatic watch is available at WorldofWatches.com.