In our blog we write about watches, watch winders and watch boxes. We write about types of watches, for example automatic or mechanical watches, but also about the origin of technology and brands. This time we write about a watch winder brand. Benson, a Dutch brand that has been one of the larger players in watch winders for several years. Globally, the brand has made great strides with good distributors and dealers. In this blog we take a closer look at the popular Black Series watch winders from this brand. Simply because in our opinion they are very interesting and are an absolute must for anyone with one or more automatic watches.
There is only one watch winder brand from the Netherlands that is known worldwide and offers its winding technology through the better jewelers and online shops: Benson Watchwinders. This brand released its famous Black Series watch winders in 2016. After many years of research, design and testing, the Benson watch winders were launched. The success was immediately great. The collection was greatly expanded with various models. Currently, Benson has more than 250 points of sale worldwide where not only watch winders but also watch boxes are sold. The majority of these points of sale are the better jeweler or online specialist in watchwinders, such as Watchwinders.com.
The Benson Black Series watch winders have a modern design and trendy appearance. This is partly due to the rectangular style and clean lines of the watch winders. But also because of the technology that every watch winder contains. This combination gives these watch winders the luxurious and modern look that makes them so popular. The cabinets are made of wood. The door is partly made of glass so you can see the watches well. The watch winder stands on stainless steel feet. This gives an optical floating effect. The Benson Black Series watch winders are available for 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and even 24 automatic watches. As a result, there is always a unit in the collection that is suitable for the real watch enthusiast, regardless of whether he/she has a small or large collection of automatic watches. Extra nice is that each model is available in 4 versions/colors, namely black, white, carbon fiber and macassar. In addition, Benson produces watch winders that are a Limited Edition version. These are limited and a special version. This makes the watch winder easy to place in any interior. The Benson Black Series watch winders are not only functional, about which more later, but also offer a beautiful design that makes them real “eye catchers”.
The Black Series watch winders from Benson use reliable Japanese motors. These motors are extensively tested for placement in the watch winder. The motors are strong so that they can easily supply any watch with energy, and durable so that the watch winder has a low sound level. This allows you to wind any automatic watch, regardless of brand or model, in these watch winders. Even heavier watches and larger watches. The modern touchscreen allows you to operate each individual rotor and quickly and easily set the direction of rotation and the number of revolutions per day. With the touchscreen you also operate the built-in LED lighting and power winding function. Of course you can turn each rotor on or off individually, so that there are no rotors running that you have not placed a watch on. The LED lighting gives an extra luxurious appearance, but above all a perfect view of the rotating automatic watches.
The watch holder has a built-in spring so that the holder is adjustable for watches with a longer or shorter watch strap. This makes every watch fit on the holder. The watch holder is then clicked into the watch winder so that it is fixed. The watch holder with the watch cannot fall out, as could happen with a watch winder with a cushion as watch holder. Benson has opted for maximum safety when winding the automatic watches. The power winding function and overwind protection are good examples of this. By means of the overwind protection, an automatic watch can never get too much movement. The watch winder functions in a program of rotation, pause, rotation, pause, etc. etc. This simulates natural wrist movement. The spring in the timepiece of the watch is therefore never fully loaded. This is important when winding automatic watches safely.
Every watch winder from the Benson Black Series is suitable for any automatic watch. Each rotor can be set individually so that you can choose the direction of rotation and the number of revolutions per day per watch. This makes you flexible and allows one watch to rotate counterclockwise at 900 revolutions per day, and the other watch clockwise at 1500 revolutions per day. You can run certain rotors and stop others via the touchscreen. You don't have to run all rotors at once. You can fully adjust the watch winder to your liking.
As described above, the watch holder is adjustable and suitable for any type of watch. Big, small, short strap or long strap, it doesn't matter. Winding a watch from Breitling, Rolex, Patek, IWC, Tag Heuer, Omega, Oris, Fortis or Meccaniche Veneziane, that is not a problem at all!
The Benson Black Series watch winders have another important advantage. They all have extra storage options for other watches and/or jewelry. This allows you to easily and safely store your entire watch collection and other jewelry in the watch winder. This saves time and you don't lose anything because you keep everything together.
The best materials are used for the production of the Benson Black Series watch winders. The case is made of wood, the door contains strong glass and the inside of the watch winder is covered with very soft fabric. This soft fabric protects the watches, so there is no risk of scratches or other damage. The stainless steel legs and flexible watch holders complete the high-quality finish. The watch winders are made entirely by hand. The paint consists of 12 layers, which guarantees an extra beautiful result. When a watch winder is ready, it is fully tested for at least 24 hours before it is packed. Quality is guaranteed by the materials, workmanship and extensive control. The luxurious finish is not limited to just the watch winder itself. Each Benson Black Series watch winder is firmly packed in two strong cardboard boxes with several layers of foam in between for protection. The watch winder comes with a manual, a beautiful certificate and a 2-year warranty.
Luxury watch winder
For some years, the Benson Black Series watch winders have been used by many watch enthusiasts and watch collectors for their automatic watches. These watch winders offer everything you need. Not only in terms of functionality, design and quality. The Black Series watch winders offer a very good price/quality ratio. The prices are considerably lower than comparable brands, while the watch winders offer better quality, functionality and durability. Probably the Benson Black Series watch winders are the most attractive devices in the field of winding watches.
Benson is currently working on a new Limited Edition for her Black Series. The current series Limited Editions in red with black leather and brown with brown leather is almost sold out. Only a few pieces are available. The new Benson Black Series Limited Editions are of course spectacular again. We will reveal the exact details later when we have received more information from this Dutch watch winder brand. But we are sure that these Limited Edition models will be a success again!
Benson Black Series watch boxes
In addition to beautiful watch winders, Benson also produces watch boxes under the Black Series label. The current collection of watch boxes is made of wood and suitable for 8, 12 and 16 watches. These boxes are available in the colors black, white, carbon fiber and macassar. Just like the watch winders. Benson is now working on a new series of watch boxes made entirely of leather. These boxes are expected in stores mid this year.
The Benson brand is well on the way to conquering the world with its watch winders for automatic watches. The watch winders offer a lot of quality, the prices are very interesting and the watch winders have a very chic appearance. In addition, the functionality is significantly better than many other brands. In this year we expect various innovations from Benson. Benson is working hard on a new line of Black Series watch boxes made of leather. In addition, various new Limited Edition watch winders will be released. In short, the Benson watch winders are a lot to look forward to!