URWERK – The UR-T8 “Colibri” Watch (in Partnership with Emmanuel Esposito) and the UR-T8 Skull Watch (in Partnership with Johnny Dowell “King Nerd”)

Independent Swiss watch brand URWERK has created two new timepieces in partnership with art knives specialist Emmanuel Esposito and engraver Johnny Dowell “King Nerd”:

The UR-T8 “Colibri” comes with a T8“Colibri” knife hand crafted by Emmanuel Esposito.

The UR-T8 watch Colibri case features the same mosaic inlay technique used in the folding knife’s inlays. Hundreds of individual pieces of black-lip mother of pearl were cut into diamond shapes then hand-sorted and arranged according to how each reflects the light. The resulting mosaic inlay oscillates between light and dark with movement. Pins in 18k gold accentuate each pearl intersection, and the two mosaic inlays are set into stainless steel frames and housed in the 3-D sculpted titanium watchcase.

The watch is paired with its artknife. The Colibri T-8 model is a customized folding knife. Its handle frame in 416 stainless steel encases a blade mechanism, which runs on ceramic ball bearings. The knife’s handle, lock button and blade spine feature black lip mother of pearl mosaic inlays, designed with an alternating light technique, which creates a distinctive chromatic effect.

Every piece of pearl is connected by individual 18k gold pins, and each mosaic inlay is outlined with a black vintage Bakelite frame. The diamond patterned mosaic inlay is paired with a titanium insert, 3-D sculpted with the same pattern as the URWERK T8 case. Additionally, the shape of the patented C-Lock mechanism, which locks the blade in both the open and closed positions, has been redesigned to resemble the outline of the URWERK T8 case.

A very special attribute of this knife is the inclusion of a sapphire glass window which displays a kinetic internal turbine, similar to the working turbine in an Urwerk watch mechanism.

The UR-T8 Skull watch, which comes in a special edition limited to five watches, was created by in partnership with Johnny Dowell.

Technical specifications

The UR-T8 “Colibri” with its T8 “Colibri” art knife
Pièce unique

Movement
Calibre Selfwinding UR 8.01
Balance: Monometallic
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 48 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional rotor connected to a spinning vane
Finish: Brushed, circular grained and diamond-cuts

Indications
Satellite complication with rotating hour modules mounted on planetary gears

Case
Unique flip-over case in Grade 5 titanium set with black-lip mother of pearl
Dimensions: 60.23mm X 48.35mm X 20.02mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

The “Colibri” T-8 artknive, Pièce unique
Customized folding knife with lock button and blade spine set with black lip mother of pearl mosaic
Handle frame in 416 stainless steel featuring a kinetic internal turbine
Blade mechanism running on ceramic ball bearings

The UR-T8 Skull
Special edition- limited to five watches

Price
CHF 144’000.00 (Swiss francs / Tax not included)

Movement
Calibre: Selfwinding UR 8.01
Balance: Monometallic
Frequency:28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 48 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional rotor connected to a spinning vane
Finish: Brushed, circular grained and diamond-cuts

Indications
Satellite complication with rotating hours modules mounted on planetary gears

Case
Flip-over case in Grade 5 titanium and bronze. Hand engraved
Dimensions: 60.23mm X 48.35mm X 20.02mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

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