Add some luxury to your wrist with our collection of automatic watches from some of the world’s most renowned watch brands, including Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Breitling, and more, with a range of models for both men and women. Although mechanical watches have been around for centuries, the automatic movement was invented in the 1920s, eliminating the need for manual winding. Also known as self-winding watches, automatic watches are powered by the natural motion that comes from the wearer’s wrist, transferring energy to a power reserve.
Automatic watches are incredibly difficult and time consuming to manufacture, with thousands of tiny, intricate parts. Today, most fashion brands opt for quartz watches, which are far more economical to produce. Because of this, only the finest watch brands still produce automatic watches, making them a coveted choice to collectors and Swiss timepiece fans. With exquisite craftsmanship and a rich history behind them, automatic watches remain a popular choice for brands like Rolex, Omega and Cartier. Unlike quartz watches, which are characterised by a ticking second hand, the hands-on an automatic watches move multiple times a second, giving the second hand a sweeping motion that’s popular with wearers. And, because they’re powered by movement, there’s no need for a battery – although an automatic watch will need to be serviced every few years.
These complex devices are a feat of engineering and a joy to own. And with our handpicked range of pre-owned automatic watches, you can get your hands on a luxury Swiss timepiece for less. Every second-hand automatic watch we sell goes through a thorough service and a check for authenticity, so you can be confident you’re getting a great deal. Plus, with flexible finance options, it’s never been easier to start your Swiss watch collection.