Over ninety years ago, a watchmaker in Europe famous for building clocks at Versailles created a legendary watch movement. He invented the first watch with an automatic mechanical drive. These innovative movements required no batteries and never needed to be manually wound. Only seven of these ultra-rare watches were ever made and we’ve only actually seen one surviving masterpiece in a watch history museum. Inspired by history, our Stauer Versailles has been painstakingly handcrafted to meet the demanding standards of vintage watch collectors.
Every interior dial has been carefully engineered to replicate the “complications” of the earliest multifunction watches. Two interior dials display day and month and are run by a perpetual calendar mechanism. The 27-ruby-jewel movement utilizes an automatic self-winding mechanism inspired by a patent from 1923. With an exhibition back, you can see into the heart of engineering and you can see the rotor spin to keep it wound— it’s powered by the movement of your body.
This limited edition Stauer Versailles allows you to wear a watch far more exclusive than most new “upscale” models. Here is your chance to claim a piece of watchmaking history in a rare design that is priced to wear every day. This offer might not reappear for another 94 years.