Independent Geneva watch maker URWERK has added a new watch to its UR-100 series. The UR-100V Iron comes cased in steel and titanium, monochrome and unadorned, to highlight its most delicate finish — all done by hand. No colours here but subtlety. Form and finish together create an ever-changing chiaroscuro over polished, matt, sanded and shot-peened surfaces. This model takes inspiration from the brand’s first models.
In addition to URWERK’s trademark satellite configuration of the wandering hours and minutes, the UR-100V Iron brings your spin through space into sharp focus. When the minutes hand has completed its 60-minute journey, it reappears on a 20-minute scale of 555 kilometres. This is the distance you travel in 20 minutes if you are standing on the equator. The opposite scale tracks your journey through space around the sun: 35,740km every 20 minutes.
In the display on the UR-100V Iron, time and distance are on a par, the hours and minutes in blue, and the kilometres in bright white.
Under the UR-100’s dome, URWERK’s new calibre 12.02 drives the carousel carrying the wandering hours on three satellites. This carousel and the structure on top of the hours are forged from anodised aluminium then sanded and shot-blasted, while the satellite screws are each circular sanded.
The satellites rest on a carousel of sanded brass plated in ruthenium. The structure on top of the hours display is in sanded and shot-blasted aluminium. The self-winding rotor of the UR-100 is governed by a profiled airscrew known as the Windfänger.
Model: UR-100V Iron
Limited edition of 25 pieces
Calibre Self-winding UR 12.02movement with the winding rotor governed by a Windfänger airscrew
Balance frequency: 28 800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Satellite hours on beryllium-bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP alloy.
Circular graining and sanding, shot peening; chamfered screw heads; hours and minutes painted in SuperLumiNova.
Satellite hours and minutes; rotational distance at the equator in 20 minutes; orbital distance in 20 minutes
Materials: Titanium and stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested at 3ATM (30m)
Blue Alacantra with a titanium buckle
CHF 48,000.00(Swiss francs / tax not included)