WIND UP MER­CHANT

A watch win­der re­pur­posed from an old BMW M-power en­gine might just be the most lux­u­ri­ous up­cy­cling project out there.

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A watch win­der re­pur­posed from an old BMW M-power en­gine might just be the most lux­u­ri­ous up­cy­cling project out there

So you’ve got an old BMW M52 straight-6 pis­ton en­gine on your hands. What do you do with it? The ob­vi­ous thing to do would be to re­in­stall it into an out-of-com­mis­sion body. The less ob­vi­ous thing to do would be to con­vert it into a watch win­der.

Of course, that is ex­actly what Vul­can In­nova has done with the VI52 au­to­matic watch win­der. The care­fully re­pur­posed BMW en­gine can si­mul­ta­ne­ously dis­play and wind up to six watches. Each of the pis­tons can hold and wind a sin­gle watch, with step­per engines in­stalled to en­sure there are no noise com­plaints. The pis­tons can also be pro­grammed to ro­tate in­di­vid­u­ally or as a group, de­pend­ing on the num­ber of watches be­ing wound, for max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency.

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