RDI, Mémoire winder in petrified wood

RDIWhereas some watches stick to their basic functional role without offering any aesthetic or emotional added value, rotating watch boxes vary considerably from one model to another. Their use protects valuable watches and helps preserve their automatic movements by continuous rotations, specifically designed for the most high-performance winders equipped with programs adapted to various timepieces. The pinnacle of this expertise is embodied by RDI Charles Kaeser, which for more than ten years has been offering a range of high-end winders. Their quality has earned them the recognition and loyalty of the finest watch brands.

Intended for aesthetes and for passionate watch enthusiasts wishing to provide an exceptional setting for the models in their collection, the winders of the Mémoire collection are one-of-a-kind creations arrayed in millennia-old petrified wood. The precision polishing of the slim petrified wood slats from trunks (on top) and branches (on the sides) evokes the meticulous nature of the artistic crafts than enliven some of the dials. The resulting visual appeal is further enhanced by depth and color effects, highlighted by RDI-specific technology. Sophistication is also expressed through the 16 programs guaranteeing the best cadence for the watch that is gently rocked to the ideal beat.

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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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