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Compass T imepiece s 1,001-HP WINDER Fine cars and great watches demand constant maintenance, which translates to continual winding in the case of many timepieces. The Big Block Winder is the ultimate way to keep your watches ticking. TEXT BY BILL LINDSEY It’s fairly common that timepiece aficionados are also car buffs, as both hobbies involve precise machinery. A person who appreciates the magnificence of all versions of the Bugatti Veyron is more than likely a watch collector, and most who fit that description own more than a few watches that require winding. Now there’s a way to combine these passions: the Big Block Winder is an intricately detailed replica of the Veyron’s 16-cylinder, 1,001-hp engine block, available in your choice of matte, burnished or gold-plated finishes. The massive 99-pound device demands a place of honor in your home, allowing all to note how each cylinder houses a leather-lined winding module. The modules are all designed to be individually programmed to precisely maintain the specific winding directions as provided by the watch manufacturer. Monitoring the status of each watch is made easy by the customizable color-coded LEDs; OriginTimes.com. 32