Automatic wristwatches are in a league of their own. Nothing compares to prestige and performance of an automatic timepiece. From the smooth operation featured on the dial with the sweeping second hand operating in a fluid rotation to the intricate mechanical movement inside, revealed on many skeleton dials and casebacks, it is easy to recognize the superior attributes of automatic timepieces.
In 1770, Abraham Louis Perrelet introduced the first automatic timepiece with a pocket watch model designed to operate when the watch wearer started walking. It featured an oscillating weight that moved up and down. Before Perrelet’s self-winding mechanism, mechanical watches required manual winding almost daily to keep running smoothly.
Although automatic timepieces primarily operate by the motion of the wrist when in use, they do require self-winding or a watch winder to remain operating smoothly when not in use.
For generations Automatic timepieces were bespoke and produced by hand, being both extraordinarily costly and only worn by a prestigious few. Today automatic watches come in a wide variety of prices from affordable to highly expensive.
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With Father’s Day less than three weeks away on June 21st, the Lucien Piccard 90th Anniversary Edition automatic watch is an excellent choice for Dad. This attractive men’s automatic timepiece is masculine and appealing with a polished stainless steel case and casually elegant black silicone strap.
An exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside and features Lucien Piccard 90th Anniversary 1923-2013 etched on the crystal. The silver colored dial has a small-second subdial, luminous skeleton hands and baton hour markers.
Automatic watch is 44mm in diameter, 13mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.
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