RDI : Renowned winders

When it comes to watchmaking accessories, it is always nice to treat oneself to pieces that are unique and designed to suit one’s own desires. When technique goes hand in hand with creativity, customer needs are generally well met, as RDI-Charles Kaeser well knows. Based near Lausanne for more than ten years, this family company designs its own watchmaking products and as a little extra, it also adapts to its clients’ wishes by designing custom-made pieces that are entirely crafted in-house.

The company’s most recent innovation, the K10 series, consists of luxury winders which come in four versions. These rotating cases with their meticulously crafted details make it possible to continuously admire one’s favourite watch, and above all, to know that it is in a safe place. RDI winders consist of an economical motor protected by a clutch system which keeps them safe in the event of inadvertent mishandling. Their mechanism is considered to be one of the most silent in the world and ensures optimal user friendliness. Their distinctive design enables them to hold all kinds of models, from the most avant-garde to historical pieces. Devotees of beautiful objects and inveterate collectors will at last be able to satisfy their wildest desires.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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