ver its 183 years Wolf has seen many rush with unseemly haste to come up with a solution. For the brand, the important thing is to ensure that careful entry into any new design or device is done with thoughtful precision. An app controlled watch winder is a great innovation so long as it continues to be about safe-keeping fine automatics. Unfortunately those that have popped up so far have an emphasis on their app and not the watch.
Wolf’s approach is entirely different: they have always engineered their watch winders as instruments that keep fine automatics wound to perfection. Since Englishman John Harwood’s successful award of a Swiss patent for an automatic self-winding watch in 1923, Wolf has always believed it is about the watch, 100%. At Baselworld they will be launching the Wolf 1.2 app that allows ultimate controllability of a new generation of cabinet winders called “1834”, the year the company was born.
The evolution of the Wolf app was clear and simple: design a user friendly, easy to understand interface that allows control over a limitless number of winder modules, but do so in a caring and thoughtful manner. No need for functions that do not 100% affect the watch as that is all Wolf is concerned with.
- 1834 – The collection offers a choice of 12, 24, and 32 winder module cabinets with accessory drawers for mechanical watches, pens, straps, bracelet adjusting tool-kit and humidor. Piano finished wood with chrome accents, locking glass front.
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|Europa Star TIME.BUSINESS/TIME.KEEPER Chapter 2/2017|