Swiss luxury watch brand URWERK dedicates a unique timepiece – the #1 of the UR-102 “reloaded” – to the Swiss Institute of New York for TimeForArt charity auction.
The #1 UR-102 « reloaded » will be auctioned on 10 December 2022 under the auspices of Phillips. This single-piece edition comes from a partnership with Cooper Jacoby, an American contemporary artist.
Jacoby draws attention to the functionality of the systems governing our lives. Using innovative treatments of materials such as nickel, copper, rubber and silicon, the artist creates electrifying sculptures, transforming what is often left invisible into striking and vibrant perceptions.
This first UR-102 “reloaded” displays a wandering hour that counts down time in both analog and digital formats. On the dial of this one-of-a-kind watch, Jacoby uses thermochromic pigments to embody one of the body’s most essential regulatory systems: temperature.
The dial of this UR-102 is thus transformed through a range of infinitely variable color tones, interacting with and changing in response to thermal variations.
TimeForArt is a curated benefit auction of exceptional timepieces from the world’s greatest watchmakers, with 100% of the proceeds directly enabling today’s most visionary artists, through Swiss Institute’s exhibitions, public programs, education & community engagement workshops.
Model: URWERK Cooper Jacoby x UR-102 “reloaded” one-of-a-kind creation
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 48hours
Wandering hours appearing on engraved discs
Thermal colour index
Case middle and lugs in titanium
Glass: Shaped sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Tested at 30m (3atm)
Baltimora fabric strap
Pin buckle in sandblasted titanium