The UR-112 Aggregat is the latest addition to URWERK’s Special Project collection.
Driven by a complex mechanical movement, Aggregat offers fully digital time displays, from hours down to seconds. The hour and the minutes are displayed on triangular prisms operating under transparent cylinders, which appear as levitating mechanisms to be admired through the crystal.
On the left, the digital hour display. Each of the 12 numerals is engraved then filled with Super-LumiNova. The transcription of time takes the form of a sign display switching sharply to a chronometric rhythm. On the right, the same system displays the minutes. Minutes free from the strain of the singular and instead jump in 5-minute increments.
The operation of the jumping hours display is driven by the advance of the minutes. At the 60th minute, the force accumulated during those last 3600 seconds is released to change the time to the next hour.
The primary source of all this power is rooted in the basic movement opposite this Dantesque construction. A long, thin rod connects the body and head of the UR-112. This is the cardan shaft, a central part of vital importance to this mechanism. A complex set of cogs, a succession of gears, allows this axis to transmit all the energy required. This transmission shaft with double gearing – one at each end – is perpendicular to the horizonal time indication.
The movement of the UR-112 nestles inside a hunter case with a hinged titanium protective cover. Pressing the pushers on either side of the case unlocks the cover and it springs up, revealing an elaborate display of digital seconds. Etched on tiny silicon wafer disks, tiny numerals parade under a magnifying lens beside the only analogue display of the UR-112, a 48-hour power-reserve indicator.
This first edition UR-112 Aggregat is limited to 25 pieces with a matte finish. It has sober colors, an anthracite body with black sides complemented by a cover in the same color.
Model: URWERK UR-112 Aggregat – bicolore edition
25 pieces limited edition
Escapement: Swiss Lever-type
Spring: Flat hairspring
Frequency: 4Hz; 28´800 vph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Winding system: Automatic
Materials: Triangular hour and minute prisms in Beryllium copper; 8 planetary gears in titanium; Silicium second disk.
Surface finishes: Circular and straight graining, sanding, côtes de Genève, polished screw heads
Jumping digital hour on triangular satellite prisms
Running digital minute on triangular satellite prisms
Dimensions Width 42 mm x length 51 mm x thickness 16 mm
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM / 100ft / 30m
Crystal: Sapphire crystals
250’000.00 CHF (Swiss francs // tax not included)