Independent luxury Swiss watch brand URWERK has expanded its UR-100V series of watches by unveiling a new model featuring a striking Violet DLC case.
In addition to the signature satellite hours and minutes indications, the URWERK UR-100V watch offers a novel display. Once the 60th minute has been reached, the minutes hand vanishes and reappears as a kilometre counter. It illustrates the 555 kilometres travelled every 20 minutes by every inhabitant of Planet Earth. This is in fact the average speed of rotation of the Earth calculated at the Equator (rotational distance).
Appearing exactly opposite is the Earth’s revolution around the sun (orbital distance), i.e. 35,740 kilometres per 20 minutes. On the face of the UR-100V, hours and kilometres thus share the same status, the same scale of value. These units are lit up at night in incandescent blue for the hours and in flamboyant green for the kilometres.
The UR-100V is driven by the URWERK Calibre 12.02 with its three-satellite time display. The change of calibre for this version is reflected in the redesign of the central carousel. The hour-markers are placed closer to the minutes scale for an even more intuitive and fluid reading of the time.
This carousel is forged in aluminium and then sanded and shot-blasted after anodising. Each of the satellite screws is satin-finished in a circular pattern. The satellites rest on a sanded and ruthenium-treated brass carousel. The structure covering the hour indication is made of sanded and shot-blasted aluminium. The UR-100V’s automatic winding is governed by a bidirectional rotor regulated by a Windfänger airscrew.
Dressed in a sanded shot-blasted titanium case with Violet DLC coating, the new URWERK UR-100V UltraViolet comes with a textured rubber strap.
The display mechanisms and the movement parts are also finished in Violet color. The sapphire crystal case-back affords the view of various types of finishing and decorations employed on the self-winding UR 12.02 calibre.
Model: URWERK UR-100V UltraViolet
Calibre Self-winding UR 12.02 movement governed by a Windfänger airscrew
Frequency: 28,800 v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours on beryllium-bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP alloy
Circular graining, sanding, shot-blasting, circular satin finishing
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in Super-LumiNova®
Satellite hours; minutes; rotational distance at the Equator in 20 minutes; orbital distance in 20 minutes
Material: Violet DLC on sanded shot-blasted titanium
Dimensions: Width 41.0 mm, length: 49.7 mm, thickness: 14.0 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested at 3 ATM (30m)
Textured rubber with titanium folding clasp
CHF 55,000.00 (Swiss francs / excluding tax)