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Zenith 03.3101.3600/21.M3100 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Zenith
ゼニス エルプリメロ クロノマスター 03.3101.3600/21.M3100 SS
Rs.835,666
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Rolex Daytona 16528 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Zenith 6 inverted Diamonds dial Full serviced by Rolex
Rs.4,358,825
+ Rs.36,324 for shipping
Omega Seamaster DeVille 22 Very good Steel 34mm Automatic
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Omega Seamaster DeVille
De Ville Automatic Vintage Mens Watch 1965 Serviced+Warranty
Rs.143,065
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A-001 Unworn Steel 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5726A Annual Calendar Moon Phases Stainless Steel Leather Strap
Rs.7,951,590
+ Rs.14,803 for shipping
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFH279-1062500-HA2121 Unworn Rose gold 40.2mm Automatic
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda
Moonbow Tourbillon - PFH279-1062500-HA2121
Rs.10,066,374
+ Rs.42,211 for shipping
Seiko Alpinist SPB121J1 Unworn Steel 39.5mm Automatic India, 700063
Seiko Alpinist
SPB121J1
Rs.50,166
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Daytona 116503 Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic India, 400071
Rolex Daytona
116503
Rs.2,500,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 41 126303 Steel Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126303 Jubilee Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Diamond Dial
Rs.1,649,447
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Seiko 5 SNXG47K1 Fair Steel 37mm Automatic India, NEW DELHI
Seiko 5
SNXG47K1
Rs.4,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26331BC.GG.1224BC.01 Very good White gold 41mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
Selfwinding Chronograph Frosted White Gold Purple Dial LIMITED EDITION OF 200
Rs.22,416,716
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW377704 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic India, Roma
IWC Pilot Chronograph
43 IW377704
Rs.435,882
+ Rs.9,081 for shipping
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32505313 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bhilai
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook
R32505313
Rs.135,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 36 16233 Unworn Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Rolex Datejust 36
16233
Rs.735,255
Excl. shipping
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Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
Pepsi New Unworn February 2023 126710BLRO
Rs.1,807,096
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Seiko 5 7009-5862 Very good 35mm Automatic India, Mailaduthurai
Seiko 5
7009-5862
Rs.5,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 6917 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
Date Datejust 26 Original Coral Stone Dial 18K Gold Gelbgold 750 Automatic president
Rs.1,633,651
+ Rs.27,243 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic India, Ludhiana
Rolex Datejust 41
mint green 2022
Rs.1,235,000
Excl. shipping
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Orient SEV0J002BY Good Steel 36mm Automatic India, Bengaluru
Orient
Automatic President Day Date Sapphire EV0J-B0-B
Rs.24,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic
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Rolex Sky-Dweller
326933 Jubilee Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Champagne Index Dial
Rs.2,021,649
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Seiko 5 SNKK45 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic India, NEW DELHI
Seiko 5
SNKK45
Rs.35,000
Excl. shipping
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Richard Mille RM72-01 New Rose gold 38.40mm Automatic
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Richard Mille
RM72-01 Automatic Winding Lifestyle Flyback Chronograph Black Ceramic
Rs.33,413,595
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Seiko 5 6139-6002 Good Steel 41mm Automatic India, ulhasnagar
Seiko 5
6139-6002
Rs.66,827
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Daytona 116599 RBOW Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow "Full Set" White Gold
Rs.35,280,466
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36 126234 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 36
mm Ref. 126234 Excellent Conditions Pink Jubilee Bracelet Full Set
Rs.1,262,243
+ Rs.20,795 for shipping
Oris Aquis Date 36-11103 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, Pune
Oris Aquis Date
01-733
Rs.78,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 16019 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust
16019 rare 18K Gold Weissgold White Herrenuhr Automatic Automatik blue Jubilée
Rs.5,447,623
+ Rs.27,243 for shipping
Cartier Pasha Good Steel 35mm Automatic
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Cartier Pasha
De Cartier Automatic watch Stainless Steel with Rubies Sapphires Ref.1031
Rs.270,692
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 41 126331 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126331 Oyster Steel & 18K Rose Gold Sundust Index Dial
Rs.1,302,623
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe PT6178-SS001-330-1 New Steel 43mm Automatic
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe
Automatique Herrenuhr ETA Valjoux 7750 Automatik PT6178-SS001-330-1
Rs.144,931
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Rolex Daytona 116506 New Platinum 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Platinum Ceramic Arabic Dial 116506
Rs.15,649,405
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Good Steel 34mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Ref No. 1500
Rs.250,000
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Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow "Full Set"
Rs.43,461,444
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
126710BLRO "Pepsi" Mens Watch Box Papers
Rs.1,776,334
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Carl F. Bucherer Manero 00.10919.08.93.01 Unworn Steel Automatic India, Bangalore
Carl F. Bucherer Manero
Flyback
Rs.410,000
Excl. shipping
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Montblanc Heritage Spirit 116534 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
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Montblanc Heritage Spirit
Orbis Terrarum Asian UNICEF Limited Edition
Rs.358,695
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Jacob & Co. Unworn Steel 47mm Automatic
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Jacob & Co.
Chronograph 47mm Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens AC-12
Rs.422,872
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Seiko Superior 7s36-5020 Fair Tantalum 37mm (without crown)mm Automatic India, PURULIA
Seiko Superior
7s36-5020
Rs.84,591
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 36 126233 Steel Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 36
126233 Oyster Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Black Diamond Dial
Rs.1,522,560
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date
Stainless Steel "The Hulk" Green Dial Cerachrom Bezel (Ref#116610LV)
Rs.1,945,602
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Q177847T Very good Titanium Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm
World Alarm Tides of Time Q177847T
Rs.841,684
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual 7D48 Very good Steel Automatic India, Bangalore, Karnataka 560094
Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual
Sapphire Crystal
Rs.24,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Daytona 116506 Very good Platinum 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Platinum Daytona "Box & Papers"
Rs.9,152,469
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Seiko 5 6309 Very good Steel 35.8mm Automatic India, Hyderabad
Seiko 5
Vintage Automatic Rare Black 24 hours Railway Timing 6309-6020 Case 35.8mm Men's Watch
Rs.5,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Citizen Good 39mm Automatic India, ulhasnagar
Citizen
Bullhead
Rs.46,525
Excl. shipping
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Cartier Santos Galbée W20098D6 Very good Steel 32mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos Galbée
W20098D6 Stainless Steel Mens Watch
Rs.422,872
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Seiko 5 Very good Steel 37.7mm Automatic India, UDUPI
Seiko 5
Automatic Black Dial Men's Wrist Watch Case 37.7mm
Rs.4,200
Excl. shipping
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Panerai PAM00685 Unworn Steel 47mm Automatic
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Panerai
Radiomir PAM00685 Limited Edition Steel Black Dial
Rs.676,646
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Rolex Day-Date 40 228238 New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Day-Date 40
Yellow Gold Day-Date 40mm Reference 228238 Green Roman Dial New 2022 Release
Rs.4,864,004
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping
Baume & Mercier Capeland M0A10094 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Baume & Mercier Capeland
Flyback Chronograph (Limited Edition)
Rs.444,963
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Rolex Datejust 36 126231 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Datejust 36
126231
Rs.1,650,000
Excl. shipping
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A-001 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus
5712/1A " Tiffany & Co"
Rs.20,447,331
+ Rs.15,339 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Good Steel 34mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Ref No. 1500
Rs.250,000
Free shipping
Chopard Superfast 168542-3001 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic
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Chopard Superfast
Classic Racing Superfast Split Second DLC Limited Edition
Rs.703,769
+ Rs.18,162 for shipping
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date
1680 Blue Nipple Dial Mens Watch
Rs.4,229,484
+ Rs.8,459 for shipping
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally FC-397HDGR5B6 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
FC-397HDGR5B6
Rs.186,101
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Datejust 41 126331 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41
126331 Oyster Steel & 18K Rose Gold Slate Grey Roman Dial
Rs.1,531,019
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Rado 11796 Good Steel 37mm Automatic India, Thrissur
Rado
Purple 37 mm automatic day date silver dial
Rs.10,151
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko 7019-5140 Fair 36mm Automatic India, PURULIA
Seiko
Nautilus
Rs.67,673
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Fossil 112101 Good Steel 44mm Automatic India, Navi Mumbai
Fossil
Automatic ME3197
Rs.9,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar T0914204720700 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic India, chandigarh
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar
NBA Special Edition
Rs.46,000
Excl. shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A125CR.01 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic India, 110048
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26470OR.OO.A125CR.01
Rs.4,870,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Submariner Date
126610LN
Rs.1,183,933
Excl. shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
42mm Chronograph 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01 Beast
Rs.4,652,526
+ Rs.8,375 for shipping

Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Mechanical Timepieces

Automatic watches are powered by the natural motion of your wrist while you wear them. This type of watch has a rich history reaching back to the 18th century. Today, countless brands produce their own automatic calibers for their watches.


Highlights

  • Automatically wound by the natural movements of your arm
  • Environmentally-friendly: No batteries to produce or throw away
  • The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most famous automatic watches
  • John Harwood is considered the inventor of the automatic wristwatch
  • Automatic watches available in almost every price range

Automatic Watches: Self-Winding Timepieces

Automatic watches fall under the larger umbrella term of mechanical watches. They offer a key advantage over manual timepieces: They wind automatically via the movement of the wearer's arm. An oscillating mass inside the caliber is responsible for winding the spring. Today, this is in most cases a winding rotor. It is flexibly mounted so that gravity pulls it towards the center. When you're wearing the watch and move your wrist, the rotor moves and gives the caliber new energy. Automatic watches don't require batteries, making mechanical watches comparably more environmentally friendly than battery-powered quartz watches.

Automatic watches are available from almost every famous watch manufacturer in all price ranges. Less expensive models are often powered by base calibers made by the ébauche manufacturers ETA, Soprod, or Sellita. Various manufacturers use these calibers in a more or less reworked form in their watches. These calibers even power the watches made by famous brands such as Breitling and TAG Heuer. However, both manufacturers have developed their own in-house movements as well.

Rolex and Patek Philippe are some of the most well-known watch manufacturers. Unlike many other brands, these two Geneva-based manufacturers don't outsource base calibers. Instead, they use their own. For example, Rolex's caliber 3130 is considered very robust, reliable, and precise. These qualities and more make the caliber one of the best automatic movements on the market; it powers Rolex watches such as the Submariner. Since Rolex produces their watches almost entirely in-house, production is costlier. This results in higher prices for automatic watches with in-house movements.


Buying Tips

If you're searching for an automatic watch, the hard part is actually choosing one. Should it be large or small, simple or extravagant, affordable or expensive? The selection is ample for every taste and budget. Pre-owned automatic watches from Citizen, Seiko, or Swatch are available for around 50 euros. These watches often only have three hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds. Some also have a date or even day/date display.

In the price range between 100 and 200 euros, you can find diverse new automatic watches from brands like Seiko or Fossil. Pre-owned watches from long-established manufacturers such as Tissot, Hamilton, or Longines cost up to 500 euros. The situation is similar in the 1,000 euros and under price range, though here you can also find new models from the German brand Marcello C.

In the 1,000 euro price range, you can find pre-owned Omega or Breitling watches. New automatic three-hand watches are available from Oris, Raymond Weil, or Rado.

However, if you're looking for an automatic chronograph, you need to adjust your budget accordingly. A pre-owned automatic chronograph costs at least 500 euros; this applies to watches from brands such as Tissot or Hamilton. New chronographs cost a few hundred euros more, around 800 euros. These watches are often powered by ETA's Valjoux 7750, which is considered one of the most successful automatic chronograph calibers in the world.

If you're searching for a new automatic Rolex, you need to plan on spending at least 3,000 euros. You can purchase the introductory model, Oyster Perpetual, for this price. You can occasionally find pre-owned vintage watches from this Genevan manufacturer for less than 1,000 euros. The Submariner, one of the first and most famous diving watches in the world, is available pre-owned for around 4,100 euros. New, it costs around 5,600 euros. Rolex's chronograph, the Daytona, is available for around 7,500 euros.

The most expensive automatic watches are from brands such as Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe. These watches are often made of platinum or 18-karat gold and feature countless diamonds on their dial and/or case. At times, these watches are also incredibly expensive as they're rare vintage watches coveted by collectors. Prices over 1 million euros are not too rare when it comes to these watches.


The Technology Behind Automatic Watches

The mainspring of an automatic watch is, as the name suggests, automatically wound by the movement itself. The mainspring is wound, becomes tense, and stores energy. This happens through the natural movements of the wearer's arm when the watch is on his or her wrist. This mechanism eliminates the need to manually wind the mainspring. Instead, an oscillating mass - often the rotor - winds the mainspring. Gravity causes the flexibly mounted rotor to move towards the center and a gear-train transfers the energy from the rotor's movement to the barrel. Viewed from a physics standpoint, the mechanism converts kinetic energy into potential energy.

There are automatic movements that wind in one or both directions. Bi-directional winding movements have so-called reverser gears. These ensure that the rotor winds the barrel in both directions. Uni-directional winding movements actually wind bidirectionally, but the mainspring is only wound in one direction. Both variants have a reduction gear which converts the fast movements of the rotor into slower movements with more torque. The end of the mainspring is not directly connected to the barrel so that it doesn't snap off when it's fully wound. The outer end of the spring is outfitted with a bridle, which keeps the pressure on the mainspring's outermost coil. When not fully wound, that pressure allows the outer end of the mainspring to be caught in a notch in the barrel wall. Once the spring is fully wound, it moves along to the next notch.

Automatic watches have many advantages: They're comfortable, environmentally-friendly, and usually more precise. This improved precision is due to the mainspring, which is always tense and has a more constant torque than mainsprings in hand-wound calibers. This has a positive effect on the amplitude. The amplitude is the balance wheel's degree of rotation and refers to the wheel's maximum rotation angle between equilibrium and a reversal point.

Technical Details of Automatic Watches

  • The winding rotor winds the mainspring in the barrel
  • Advantages: no manual winding required, environmentally-friendly, more precise
  • Uni-directional and bi-directional winding movements

The Origins of Automatic Watches

Automatic winding is one of the most important and long-lasting innovations in the history of watchmaking and the mechanism is one of the most widespread complications in use today.

Today's automatic watches can trace their origin back to the year 1729. Abraham-Louis Perrelet improved the winding mechanism of pocket watches in the 18th century. A small key was required to wind a movement before this improvement. Since the key was never there when you needed it, winding mechanisms that didn't require a key were in high demand. Perrelet wanted to invent a self-winding pocket watch. In 1770, he introduced his pedometer watch after countless attempts. The watch had an oscillating weight which teetered back and forth as the wearer walked. The motion caused the oscillating weight to tense the mainspring. Perrelet also developed a caliber with a winding rotor which swiveled above the movement. With these innovations, the groundwork for today's automatic watches was laid.

Refined men carried their pocket watches tucked away safely in their jacket, vest, or pants. The timepieces barely moved while in their pockets, which meant that the oscillating mass didn't have enough energy to wind the mainspring. The crown-wind method solved the key-wind problem in the mid-19th century, making the automatic pocket watch superfluous.


The First Automatic Wristwatches

The French watchmaker Léon Leroy was also a pioneer in the development of automatic watches. He presented his first automatic wristwatch in 1922. Some of these watches even had a date display. However, Leroy was far away from being able to mass produce a series.

The British watchmaker John Harwood lead automatic wristwatches to series production. He began working on automatic movements in 1922. Two years later, he patented his work, paving the way for the first series-produced automatic wristwatches.

Rolex's Oyster Perpetual was one of the first automatic wristwatches. Rolex introduced the watch to the market in 1931. It's one of the few early models that has lasted over the years and is still produced today. The principle behind Oyster Perpetual's winding rotor is at the heart of every modern automatic wristwatch.