The Döttling Gyrowinder is a unique example of the art of engineering from the Maichingen-based safe manufacturer Döttling: the extremely precise instrument makes it possible for the first time to turn the watch in any direction – including a 360° turn – which comes closest to wearing the watch on the wrist.
This alone makes the Gyrowinder stand out conspicuously from conventional watch winders, which turn a watch only on a fixed axis, either from left to right or from right to left.
Visually the Gyrowinder is reminiscent of the rich tradition of nautical navigation instruments with their gimbal mounts and their absolutely exquisite materials, which are made for eternity. The source of inspiration for the Gyrowinder, however, has precious little to do with seafaring romanticism. After all, the idea occurred to Markus Döttling during a visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To be more precise, after testing a piece of training equipment for prospective astronauts. Its mechanism was replicated in the Gyrowinder. In this sense we could say that, under its hand-blown crystal glass cover, the Gyrowinder combines the best of two worlds.