Independent Swiss watch brand URWERK presents UR-105 Tantalum Hull, which marks the end of their 105 Collection.
The UR-105 TTH –“TTH” stands for Tantalum Hull – is a limited edition of just 12 pieces. Its distinctive octagonal form features deep streaks along its entire length. It is angular, geometric, and symmetrical with strong influence from the Art Deco style.
Activating the sliding “tongue” of the UR-105 TTH opens the hull to reveal its mechanics, featuring a satellite time indication built on a new skeleton carousel. The latter supports four hour satellites, each displaying three hour numerals that rotate in turn along the minute track, providing both analog and digital time displays.
A power reserve indication and digital seconds complete the information on the dial. The digital seconds displaying the seconds in ten-second increments is particularly remarkable. To make it as light and as ephemeral as possible, the seconds disk was made using the LIGA photolithography process and the marker is open-worked. The total weight of the display is less than 0.10 grams.
On the back, two turbines regulate the movement’s automatic winding system, which can be easily adjusted using a small lever according to how active the wearer is. In the “FULL” position, the slightest movement of the wrist is enough to wind the mainspring.
In “STOP” mode, the automatic winding system is deactivated and the UR-105 is manually wound. A third intermediate position, “RED” (for REDUCED), moderates winding to minimize excessive tension and wear.
Model: UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull)
Limited edition of 12 pieces
Caliber UR 5.03, automatic winding regulated by twin turbines
Frequency: 28,800vph / 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hour Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; skeletonized carrousel in aluminum; skeletonized nickel-phosphorus LIGA digital seconds; carrousel and triple mainplate in ARCAP
Perlage, bead blasting, frosting
Screw heads with polished bevels
Hours and minute indexes hand-painted with Super-LumiNova
Satellite hours; minutes, digital seconds
Material: UR-105 CT “soap bar” case in titanium and tantalum
Dimensions: Width: 39.5mm; length: 53mm; height: 17.8 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m / 3ATM
Vulcarbon© rubber reference “Kiska” with black DLC buckle
CHF 77,000 (Swiss francs, excluding tax)