The self-winding Maverick in bronze and titanium is the latest version of URWERK’s UR-105 CT wandering-hour watch.
The Maverick features Urwerk’s signature wandering-hours complication in which the hours on satellites progress in turn along a track of minutes.
Four satellites, each holding three hour numerals are mounted on an open-worked rotating carousel. The rotation of the carousel and the sequential changing of the hours on the satellites are accomplished in silence and with smooth efficiency, thanks to an improved design.
You have to push the sliding tab on the UR-105 CT Maverick to discover its inner workings. You’ll see the satellite hours on the four arms of a new open-worked carousel. Each satellite carries three hours which turn to present the right hour when the satellite appears along the track of 60 minutes. The wandering hour thus combines a digital and an analog way of indicating the time.
A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the indications on the dial. The digital seconds are remarkable in that they indicate the tenths of a second. The system was manufactured by a photolithographic process in which each seconds marker was skeletonised to weigh less than a tenth of a gram.
On the back, two turbines govern the automatic winding system. They are adjusted by a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement activates the winding rotor. Turn the lever to the RED (reduced) position and the turbines dampen the winding action to avoid too much tension on the mainspring. In the STOP position, the automatic winding is disengaged and the watch can be wound manually by the crown.
Model: UR-105CT “Maverick”
Production limited to 22 watches
Calibre: UR 5.03 with the self-winding system governed by twin turbines
Frequency: 28,800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; openworked aluminium carousel; open- worked digital seconds; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP.
Finishes: Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova
Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds
Case in titanium, bezel in bronze
Dimensions: Width 39.5mm; length: 53mm; thickness: 17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m)
CHF 67,000.00 (Swiss francs / tax not included)