An automatic watch is a precision piece of engineering, and like your car it benefits from being used rather than
left idle. Inside your watch, the many cogs, levers and springs are all lubricated by a very fine oil that keeps the
watch functioning at optimal performance. It may be that you have an extensive collection and wear different watches
for different occasions. For peace of mind – a watch winder acts as a safe haven for your watches, whilst you can be
confident the time is correct. A vital accessory for a watch collecting enthusiast, there’s only a handful of brands
who specialise in such items, one of which is Rapport, founded in 1898 by ambitious 20-year-old watchmaker by the
name of A. Rapport. The brand's brown walnut 9-watch paramount winder, which marries together the skills of a
cabinet maker, clock maker and electronic engineer is something of an objet d'art. Back
lighting and an LCD touchscreen allow you to control each individual watch. Finished with a quality lacquer,
Rapport’s crimson wood watch winder is less technical, but a cool looking contraption and at a very accessible price
point. Wolf, another heritage brand supplying watch accessories are well-renowned for their cutting-edge design.
Made by hand their copper axis double winder also has 3-piece watch storage. This model comes in a variety of sizes,
but if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for, by perusing the complete WOLF selection it will be tough not to be
cajoled by at least one of their breathtaking inventions.
Watches are instruments of accuracy. Whether used for storage in the home or when travelling, the usefulness of a
high-quality watch roll cannot be overstated. It’s the same two aforementioned timepiece accessory giants who roll
out splendid watch rolls. WOLF’s tan python skin is an exotic and chic iteration, whilst Rapport’s denim canvas
design adds a touch of ‘80s drama to your hoard of timepiece apparatus. Alternatively, WOLF’s Navigator range are
comprised of luxury versions featuring the world’s greatest and most stylish travel destinations.
Watches are items of innovative mastery, but not always sensitive to the details of beauty or even imbuing a little
pizzazz and panache. A new watch strap if appropriate can add a little more comfort and character to your sublime
timepiece. Exclusive to The Rake and handmade by a lone artisan in Italy, any one of Huitcinq 1988’s selection of
marine animal skin creations are a whimsical choice. For a slightly more understated but vintage feel, the watch
straps from Fears are crafted in robust goat leather in Belgium with pin buckle fastening and are simple yet stylish
Keep your watches safe in fine style with a geometric pattern Henley box in real Macassar wood from Linley. For a
slightly more futuristic take on a watch box, luggage pioneers Charles Simon have created a watch case in aluminium
and bull leather. Rapport’s navy leather two-watch Kensington box or white wood and glass two-watch optic box are
perfect for the more part-time watch admirers.
When it comes to travel accessories in leather, British heritage brand Ettinger should be your first port of call.
Their selection of collapsible trays are well-suited for storing watches whilst travelling for work. Nowadays, you
may not have a valet, but it's still inestimably useful to have a tray for your daily essentials. With its top grain
leather fabrication and bold chrome accents, the Blake valet tray with cuff from WOLF in a variety of colours will
serve as a supremely stylish receptacle for your watches.