Urban Jürgensen Alfred

Urban Jürgensen presents Alfred, a brand new mechanical watch named in tribute to Jacques Alfred Jürgensen, the last watchmaker of the Jürgensen family. This new horology creation distils the best of the brand’s century old tradition and simultaneously ads a touch of modernity to its collection.

The iconic case with tear-drop shape lugs is fashioned out of stainless steel and opts for a modern 42 mm diameter. Each lug is individually forged, meticulously hand-finished and soldered to the watch case in a way which makes the soldering lines invisible to the naked eye.

Its ‘Grenage’ dial was created by a traditional, time-consuming technique. The Urban Jürgensen numerals and other inscriptions on the solid fine silver dial are engraved and the recesses are filled with lacquer. The dial is flat polished and a mix of pure silver in powder form, salts, oils and other secret ingredients are then manually brushed onto the dial.  An electrochemical process creates a silvery, frosted surface with remarkable depth and granularity in a process that makes every dial unique. The understated elegance of the dial is paired with distinctive hands. Entirely hand-crafted, a single set requires some 50 manufacturing steps and over a day of work; the surfaces are patiently finished, the steel arms are thermally blued, the eye of the hour hand is mirror-polished.

The watch is powered by the Urban Jürgensen P4 movement with manual winding. Displaying small seconds at 6 o’clock, this twin barrel calibre runs at 21’600 vibrations per hour with a 72h autonomy.

Buyers will have the opportunity to collect their watches directly from the company’s atelier in Bienne, Switzerland by appointment by the company’s CEO, Søren Jenry Petersen, who will personally hand over the finished watches and introduce the buyers to the craftsmen who have spent months working on them.

Technical details

Movement
Urban Jürgensen Movement P4
Swiss Lever Escapement
Manual winding
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Adjusted to temperature, isochronism in five (5) positions
Stop seconds
Twin barrels
Autonomy 72 hours
Frequency 21’600 V/h (3 Hz)
Twenty-three (23) jewels
Diameter 32.00 mm
Thickness 5.20 mm

Case
Stainless Steel 42 mm Round 3-piece case, with a convex bezel
Individually soldered teardrop lugs
Domed sapphire crystal
Open back with flat sapphire crystal
Water resistant 3 ATM

Dial
Single piece solid silver handmade Grenage dial
Hand lacquered engraved dial

Hands
Hand made in thermally blued steel
Diamond mirror polished eye

Strap
Brown Calf Leather
Length 115/75mm, width 21/16
Other straps are also available

Buckle
Classic C-buckle in Stainless Steel, signed Urban Jürgensen

 

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