URWERK UR-100V Time and Culture

URWERK has released a new watch series named UR-100V Time and Culture. As the name indicates, this collection takes inspiration from history and cultures. The debut timepiece from this new line is based an original idea of Su Jia Xian, the founder of watchesbysjx.

URWERK UR-100V Time and Culture

The watch in the 100V Time and Culture line takes us to the lands of Central America, around the year 1479. The pediment of this timepiece features the motifs of the “Sun Stone”, one of the most emblematic works of Aztec art, now preserved in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. This monolith is a sculpted disc approximately 3.6 metres in diameter. This masterful work refers to the Aztec calendar, with the third circle representing the 20 days of the month, the fourth the 260 days of the year.

URWERK UR-100V Time and Culture

This pattern is therefore repeated on the copper-coloured dome of the UR-100V Time and Culture I. The result is exquisitely delicate. The milling cutter used for the engraving has a 0.05 mm-thin point. The work must therefore be admired with a magnifying glass to appreciate its precision. The ridge lines of the motif are satin-brushed, while the hollows are micro-sandblasted to obtain a velvety finish, in order to highlight the volumes and honour this priceless heritage.

URWERK UR-100V Time and Culture

On this UR-100V from the Time and Culture line, a new piece of information is added to the hours and minutes display. Once the 60th minute has passed, the minutes hand disappears and reappears as a kilometre counter. It illustrates the 524.89 kilometres covered every 20 minutes by any person located in Mexico. This is the average speed of the Earth’s rotation calculated at Mexico City. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Earth’s revolution around the sun is displayed, i.e. 35,742 kilometres per 20 minutes.

URWERK UR-100V Time and Culture

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 in incandescent blue when reading the hours.

Technical details

Model: UR-100V Time and Culture I (on an original idea by SJX)

Movement
Calibre UR12.02 with automatic winding system regulated by the Winfänger system with its streamlined propeller
Jewels: 40
Frequency: 28,800 vph – 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours

Materials
Aluminium satellite hours mounted on beryllium bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; ARCAP dome

Finishes
Circular graining, sandblasting, microblasting, circular satin finishing
Chamfered screw heads
Hour- and minute-markers painted with Super-LumiNova®

Indications
Satellite hour display; minutes; distance travelled to Mexico City in 20 minutes, revolution of the Earth around the Sun in 20 minutes

Case
Material: Steel bezel, titanium back
Width: 41 mm
Length: 49.7 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure-tested to 3ATM (30m)

Strap
Baltimora strap with pin buckle

Price
CHF 68,000.00(Swiss francs / excluding tax)
20-piece limited edition

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

Followed by the launch of the limited edition “UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket” watch, URWERK UR-100V Collection now welcomes UR-100V C52, a new version in carbon.

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

The UR-100V C52 watch features an ultra-tech case made of High Resistance CTP Carbon. An extremely resilient carbon composed of 52 layers compressed in epoxy polymer resin. The use of this unusual material allows the case of the UR-100V C52 to tip the scales at a featherweight 11 grams including titanium back.

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

It’s the folds of the carbon layers that give character to this new creation. The curves enhancing the bezel of the UR-100V C52, trace their way from the crown to the sides of the watch passing through the lugs. The circular case results from precision-cut 52 layers of carbon. The design extends all around the wrist thanks to the original rubber strap specifically designed for this watch.

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

On the UR-100V, the display of hours and minutes is via satellites. A minute hand (one of three), once past the 60-minute mark, disappears to then reappear as a kilometer counter. It illustrates the 555 kilometers we travel every 20 minutes on the surface of the Earth. 555 kilometers/hr is the average speed of rotation of the Earth at the Equator.

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

Opposite this indication, another displays the speed of the Earth’s revolution around the sun, i.e., 35,740 kilometers in 20 minutes. On the face of the UR-100V, hours and kilometers share the same status, the same value. The hour and minute numerals indications are illuminated in highly legible incandescent green for easy ready.

URWERK UR-100V C52 Limited Edition (with carbon case)

The UR-100V C52 is mounted on a strap with a folding clasp, featuring textured flexible rubber for a comfortable fit.

Technical details

Model: URWERK UR-100V C52

Movement
Caliber UR 12.02 with automatic-winding system governed by low-profile planetary turbine minimizing over-winding and wear
Jewels: 40
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28 800vph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Orbital satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; open-worked aluminum carousel; triple baseplates in ARCAP

Finishing
Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hour and minute indications in Super-LumiNova

Indications
Orbital satellites: hours; minutes; distance travelled on Earth’s equator in 20 minutes; distance Earth travels around the sun in 20 minutes

Case
Carbon with 52 layers, baseplate in titanium
Width: 41.0 mm
Length: 49.7 mm
Height: 14.0 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m / 3 ATM

Bracelet
Textured rubber with deployant buckle

Price
CHF 53’000.00 (Swiss francs / excluding tax)

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

Independent Swiss watch brand URWERK has expanded its UR-100V series with a new addition to the collection, the UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket: a single-colour version featuring different shades of grey, from Payne grey to lead grey.

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

This limited-edition UR-100V is enhanced by a custom-designed metal bracelet. This very special bracelet is composed of 32 sandblasted titanium links ensuring a perfect aesthetic result.

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition
Under the UR-100V’s dome, in addition to URWERK’s trademark satellite configuration of the wandering hours and minutes, the UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket 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 of our rotating planet. The opposite scale tracks your journey through space around the sun: 35,740km every 20 minutes.

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

URWERK’s new calibre 12.02 drives the carousel carrying the wandering hours on three satellites. The 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.

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

The case of the UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket recalls the independent brand’s first models.

Technical details

Model: UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket Limited Edition

Movement
Self-winding UR 12.02 movement with the winding rotor governed by a Windfänger airscrew
Jewels: 40
Balance frequency: 28 800v/h (4Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours on beryllium-bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP alloy
Finishes: Circular graining and sanding shot peening; chamfered screw heads; hours and minutes painted in SuperLumiNova

Indications
Satellite hours and minutes; rotational distance at the equator in 20 minutes; orbital distance in 20 minutes

Case
Materials: Titanium
Width: 41mm
Length: 49.7mm
Height: 14mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested at 3ATM (30m)

Bracelet
Titanium with 32 sandblasted links

Price
CHF 55’000.00 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition
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.

URWERK UR-112 Aggregat Limited Edition

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.

Technical details

Model: URWERK UR-112 Aggregat – bicolore edition

Edition
25 pieces limited edition

Movement
Caliber UR-13.01
Jewels: 66
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

Indications
Jumping digital hour on triangular satellite prisms
Running digital minute on triangular satellite prisms
Digital seconds
Power reserve

Case
Dimensions Width 42 mm x length 51 mm x thickness 16 mm
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM / 100ft / 30m
Crystal: Sapphire crystals

Price
250’000.00 CHF (Swiss francs // tax not included)

URWERK UR-110 Bakélite

Released on 10th October this year, the URWERK UR-110 Bakélite is a one-of-a-kind timepiece, which will be auctioned off on a dedicated website, with most of the proceeds going to the Swiss Red Cross.

This year, URWERK is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its UR 110 collection. The independent Swiss watch brand has decided to discontinue the production of this iconic series and created a final UR-110 in Bakelite.

URWERK UR-110 Bakélite

The auction of the one-off UR-110 Bakelite watch will start on October 15th and will close on 17.10.2021 at 10:00 am Geneva time on the https://urwerkpreowned.com

Technical details

Model: UR-110 Bakélite, One-of-a-kind model

Movement
Calibre: UR 9.01 mechanical, automatic winding
Balance: Monometallic
Jewels: 46
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional rotor regulated by double turbines
Finish: Matting, circular graining and diamond-cuts

Indications
Satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears
Control Board: “Day/Night” indicator; “Oil Change” alert for service intervals and small seconds

Case
Case in Grade 5 titanium with bezel in Bakélite
Dimensions: 47mm X 51mm X 16mm
Two-position crown with integrated protection
Water resistance: tested to 3 ATM

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

URWERK presents UR-100 Electrum, a limited edition watch from the independent Swiss watch brand’s UR-100 collection. This 25-piece edition has a case made of an organic gold and palladium alloy. In addition to its sunny yellow colour, it features a structured, pleated and undulating surface.

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

Electrum is one of the original precious materials, regarded by the ancients as a veritable treasure. This gold and silver alloy was indeed much coveted among Ancient Greeks, Amerindian civilisations and Ancient Egyptians.

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

In addition to the satellite-type hours and minutes display, the UR-100 Electrum provides a new item of information. Once the 60th minute has passed, the minutes hand vanishes and reappears as a kilometre counter illustrating the 555 kilometres travelled every 20 minutes by every inhabitant of the Earth. This in fact corresponds to the Earth’s average speed of rotation calculated at the Equator.

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

Earth’s revolution around the sun – corresponding to 35,740 kilometres per 20 minutes – is displayed exactly opposite. On the face of the UR-100 Electrum, hours and kilometres thus share the same status, the same scale of value. These units are illuminated in incandescent green for the hours and in blazing white for the kilometres.

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

The UR-100 Electrum watch is equipped with URWERK automatic calibre 12.01 with its three-satellite time display. The satellite indicating the exact time moves from 0 to 60 along the minutes track.

URWERK UR-100 Electrum Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: UR-100 Electrum

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Movement
Calibre UR 12.01 with automatic winding system regulated by the Winfänger system with propeller and planetary gear system
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 28 800 vph – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Aluminium satellite hours driven into titanium Geneva crosses. Titanium carrousel. Triple baseplate in ARCAP

Finishes
Circular graining, sandblasting, bead-blasting, circular satin-finish
Chamfered screw heads
Super-LumiNova®-painted hours and minutes markings

Indications
Satellite hours; minutes; Earth’s rotation on its axis at the Equator in 20 minutes; Earth’s revolution around the sun in 20 minutes

Case
Satin-brushed 18K 2N Electrum yellow gold
Dimensions: Width: 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Glass: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m- 3 bar)

Strap
Leather

Price
CHF 62,000.00 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-102 “Gaïa”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Independent luxury Swiss watch brand URWERK presents UR-102 “Gaïa”, a one-of-a-kind creation dedicated for the Only Watch 2021 Charity auction. This unique model in asphalt-coloured anodised aluminium with a platinum caseback has been newly enhanced with a midnight blue lacquer. It will be auctioned on 6 November 2021 on behalf of the “Only Watch” charity to fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

URWERK UR-102 “Gaïa”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

URWERK UR-102 is an iconic model, jealously safeguarded until now at the heart of the watch Maison, since it marks the beginning of the URWERK adventure in the 1990s. Co-founded by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, URWERK unveiled their fist timepiece, the UR-102 at the Baselworld watch fair 1997 on the booth of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants).

Recently, URWEK co-founders Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei have won the ‘Gaïa’ prize by the Musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds. To celebrate this historical milestone, they have named their Only Watch model ‘Gaïa’.

URWERK UR-102 “Gaïa”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

This UR-102 is unique in many ways. It is undoubtedly one of the first watch creations to honour a mixed-genre approach merging the common metal aluminium with the nobility of platinum. Framed by precious platinum, the caseback features an interpretation of the Gaïa prize, a dazzling flight of fancy symbolising URWERK’s unswerving resolve to reach for the stars.

Technical details

Model: UR-102 “Gaïa

Special features
Based on the historical UR-102
Original design by Martin Frei
Mechanism development and assembly by Felix Baumgartner
Case design and hand machining by Thomas Baumgartner

Movement
Self-winding
Finishing: Satin-brushed and rhodium-plated
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 hours

Indications
Hours indication by satin-brushed, rhodium-plated and engraved disks
Hour-marker engravings filled with matt black lacquer

Case
Case middle and lugs in mistigris anodised aluminium
Screw-down caseback in circular satin-brushed platinum, Gaïa logo filled with glittering hand-applied blue lacquer
Diameter: 38mm; thickness 12mm; lugs 16mm
Glass: Special-shaped sapphire crystal

Strap
Strap hand-sewn in Geneva (1 x black Baltimora and 1x black Alligator)
Sandblasted, polished and satin-brushed pin buckle

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

Swiss luxury watch brand URWERK presents UR-220 SL Asimov, the third variation of their 220 collection. Under the impetus of designer and URWERK co-founder Martin Frei, the model has undergone subtle changes in materials, colours, finishes and aesthetic characteristics. Against a predominantly black carbon backdrop, the UR-220 revisits a fascinating play on contrasts and luminosity.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

The UR-220 SL Asimov watch displays the time using luminous truncated pyramid-type hour transporters. The cube shape featured in previous versions of the UR-220 resulted from meticulous work on URWERK’s CNC machines.

In this new model, these elements free of any sharp edges are cast from a silicon mould and hand-adjusted to ensure their perfect finish. Their degree of hardness at the end of the process is close to that of ceramic. This technical expertise was developed by the Swiss company RC Tritec, which has 80 years of experience in the field.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

The three hours transporters are therefore “made” of colour, specifically Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL. And it is at night that the transformation takes place, when they become phosphorescent. There is no engraving here, as the satellites and hour-markers are one and the same. They are light catchers, active pigments whose function is to capture each light unit and then restore them in the dark so as to achieve optimal nocturnal legibility.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov
This new display underlines the technical nature of the time reading. It remains based on URWERK’s patented wandering hour satellite complication. The wandering hours are displayed on three rotating truncated pyramid-shaped transporters.

Each in turn is inserted into a 3D minutes pointer which travels over the 120 degrees of the minute scale and at the end of the hour makes a big jump back to the “0” marker to welcome the next transporter. This powerful and swift retrograde minutes display is undoubtedly the most impressive ever in a wristwatch, notably featuring a minutes pointer open-worked on all sides.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

The dial also provides a power-reserve indication that can be read off on two sub-dials. The autonomy of the movement is indicated by these 24-hour gauges. During manual winding, the right-hand gauge is the first to indicate the mainspring degree of wind and once it has reached the maximum level, the left-hand indicator takes over. Split between two ‘reservoirs’, the power-reserve display is composed of 83 mechanical elements, testifying to the complexity of its development.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

The back of the UR-220 SL Asimov features a digital Oil Change gauge appearing on two adjacent rollers. The wearer of the watch triggers this device by removing a protective pin and pressing a pusher to activate the counters that will display the mechanism’s active running time in months. After 39 months – three years and three months – a service is recommended and once this is complete, the URWERK teams reset the counter and replace the pin.

URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

This UR-220 SL Asimov is a quintessential expression of the brand’s characteristic design construction in which interior and exterior are melded into a coherent whole. The inner or outer shapes, finishes and colours may be merged, shifted or flipped in either direction. The complex shape of the bezel, the slender, hollowed-out lines of the case middle, the strength of the crown at 12 o’clock, are all part of a horological layout exclusive to URWERK.

Technical details

Model: URWERK UR-220 SL Asimov

Movement
Calibre Calibre UR-7.20, developed by URWERK
Winding: Manually wound
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28, 800 v/h – 4 Hz
Hairspring: Flat
Energy source: Single mainspring barrel
Jewels: 59
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Baseplate in ARCAP P40, 3D minutes pointer in aluminium with bronze counterweight; central spring in steel. Hour transporter in aluminium; central carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium.

Decorative finishes
Hours studs moulded in Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 BL. Black-lacquered markers
Black circular-grained power-reserve bridge and module
Black shotpeened power-reserve subdial
Finely sandblasted carrousel and its cage featuring a circular satin finish and black rhodium-plated
Finely sandblasted satellite cam with a circular satin finish
Finely sandblasted PVD-blackened 3D hand
SuperLuminova components: yellow glowing yellow for the hour transporters and hour-markers; white glowing blue for power reserves; green glowing green, red glowing green for the 60-minute marker and the end of the power-reserve scale
Polished screws

Indications
Wandering hours on a satellite complication (URWERK patent)
3D retrograde minutes hand
Double power-reserve indicator
Oil-change indicator on two rollers on the back showing the accumulated running time of the movement in months

Case
Material: Carbon CTP (Carbon Thin Ply) – 81 layers
Dimensions: Width: 43.8mm; length: 53.6mm; depth: 14.8mm
Glass: Transparent sapphire crystal
Caseback: Black DLC-treated titanium and sapphire crystal glasses.
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m/3 ATM
Decorative finishes: Black DLC-coated shotpeened and sandblasted crown; Black DLC-coated sandblasted crown guard;

Back
Black DLC-coated sandblasted caseback
Pin: satin-finished body with sandblasted engraving, polished needle
Tinted sapphire crystals
Polished screws

Strap
Vulcarboné© cured rubber, reference “Kiska” with black DLC-coated buckle; Velcro© fastening

Price
CHF 147´000.-

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

 

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.

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull) Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: UR-105 TTH (Tantalum Hull)

Edition
Limited edition of 12 pieces

Movement
Caliber UR 5.03, automatic winding regulated by twin turbines
Jewels: 52
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

Finishing
Perlage, bead blasting, frosting
Screw heads with polished bevels
Hours and minute indexes hand-painted with Super-LumiNova

Indications
Satellite hours; minutes, digital seconds
Power reserve

Case
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

Strap
Vulcarbon© rubber reference “Kiska” with black DLC buckle

Price
CHF 77,000 (Swiss francs, excluding tax)

URWERK UR-100V “Blue Planet” Limited Edition

URWERK’s UR-100V watch collection welcomes a new limited edition timepiece, the UR-100V “Blue Planet”.URWERK UR-100V "Blue Planet" Limited EditionThe new UR-100V watch is adorned in blue: blue for the steel case, blue for the atypical movement, blue for the orbital carousel. The blue hue of the UR-100V “Blue Planet” is deep, dense, and matte.

URWERK UR-100V "Blue Planet" Limited Edition

Almost all of the elements of the movement, including the automatic rotor regulated by its Windfänger turbine and the entire satellite hour display system, are also blue – as are the technical canvas strap and buckle. The most visible screws are in flame-blued titanium using a technique unique to the Baumgartner family. Against this uniform blue background, the fluorescent yellow and green arrowhead hand is a shooting star.

URWERK UR-100V "Blue Planet" Limited Edition

Under a large observation dome, where, upon finishing indicating the minutes in the 0-to-60 arc along the bottom of the dial, the vivid green and yellow arrowhead hand (one of three) disappears – only to reappear at 9 o’clock to track the 555.55 kilometers the earth rotates at the equator every 20 minutes. The hand then reappears again at 3 o’clock to display a kilometer counter tracking 20 minutes of the earth’s revolution around the sun (35,742 kilometers).

URWERK UR-100V "Blue Planet" Limited Edition

The UR-100V “Blue Planet” is available in a limited edition of 25 pieces.

Technical details

Model: UR-100V “Blue Planet”

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Movement
Caliber UR 12.02 self-winding mechanical movement regulated by Windfänger Planetary Turbine Automatic System
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 28,800 vph – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: aluminum satellite hour carousel driven on Geneva crosses; aluminum carousel

Finishes
Plate, rotor, turbine, planet carrier, hand with blue PVD treatment
Sandblasting, micro-beading, perlage
Chamfered screw heads

Dial
Hour and minute index painted with Super-LumiNova
Indications: Satellite hour and minute indicator, rotation of the earth in 20 minutes, revolution of the earth around the sun in 20 minutes

Case
Blue PVD steel case, titanium backcase
Blue PVD sandblasted steel crown
Dimensions: Width 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Crystal domed transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 m – 3 bar)

Price
48,000.00 CHF (Swiss francs / excluding tax)

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

T-Rex, the latest iteration of the UR-100 collection carries both Urwerk’s genome in its satellite hours and that of its namesake in the primal texture of its reinforced hide of bronze.

Produced in a limited edition of 22 pieces, the 41-mm UR-100V T-Rex features satellite wandering hours and a new type of self-winding system. However, its hide, in a mosaic of scales, has a somewhat more sensual texture.

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

Its case is in solid bronze that has undergone three successive treatments. The first lies in the unusual composition of the alloy which results in a delicate patina. The bronze is then in the hands of a computer-controlled milling station that carves the pattern of scales on the top and sides of the case. The final processes, sand-blasting and Urwerk’s proprietary method of biochemical burnishing, give the watch its distinctive colour.

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

The scales, in the form of raised lozenges, cover the head and sides of this magnificent reptile and surround the flattened dome of sapphire crystal and the big knurled crown. The bevelled pyramids have been truncated and polished to present a surface that is pleasing to the touch, while the PVD blackened titanium caseback is fully skin compatible.

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

Three satellites, each of four hours, rotate on a three-armed carousel. In turn, each satellite, displaying the hour, carries a red pointer along a 60-minute scale.

The regular orbit of the hours, as old as time itself, replicates the planetary dance in miniature. The watch is wound while you wear it by a rotor. This is coupled to a device called the Windfänger that is specific to the UR-100 models. It’s a planetary gear that limits the action of the rotor to avoid over-winding and excessive wear.

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

Once the red pointer of the satellite hours has completed its 60-minute journey, it reappears to show the distance travelled by our planet.

In the scale at 9 o’clock on the case the pointer shows the 555.5 km travelled by a point on the equator in a period of 20 minutes. The 20-minute scale on the other side of the dial shows the 35,742 km Earth travels in its orbit around the sun in that time.

URWERK UR-100V ‘T-Rex’ Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: UR-100V “T-Rex”

Edition
Limited to 22 watches

Movement
Calibre UR 12.02 with a self-winding system governed by the Windfänger turbine and planetary gearing
Jewels: 40
Balance frequency: 28,800 v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Aluminium satellite hours fixed on Geneva crosses
Aluminium carousel
Triple baseplate in ARCAP

Finishes
Circular graining, sanding, shot peening, spotting
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in SuperLumiNova

Indications
Satellite hours, minutes, Earth’s rotational distance in 20 minutes, Earth’s orbital distance in 20 minutes

Case
Materials: Engraved caseband in bronze, caseback in black PVD-coated titanium.
Dimensions: Width: 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; height: 14 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m – 3 bar)

Price
CHF 50´000.- (ex tax)

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

Independent Geneva watch brand URWERK presents ‘Stormtrooper’, the new white ceramic version of it EMC TimeHunter watch.

The EMC TimeHunter “Stormtrooper” belongs to the UR-Chronometry family, which offers the unique possibility of measuring and adjusting the rate of their movement.

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

The EMC “Stormtrooper” is crafted from steel and its caseback from titanium. Its stainless steel ‘hood’ is micro-bead blasted and then given a hard, matt ceramic lacquer-type treatment. As a result, the surface of the EMC TimeHunter “Stormtrooper” has a grainy finish reminiscent of military equipment.

On its matt black dial surface, each indication zone has its own clearly marked space. Each unit is painted with fluorescent green Super-LumiNova®, a neon-type colour frequently used by URWERK due to its perfect contrasts.

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

In addition to the main dial with its chequered hand grenade pattern, which displays the hours and minutes, the EMC TimeHunter features a small disc-type seconds hand at 1 o’clock, graduated in five-second increments and located at 1 o’clock. It is complemented by a power-reserve indicator at 7 o’clock, which provides information on the state-of-wind of the hand-wound movement offering a maximum 80 hours of autonomy.

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

The indications linked to the chronometric precision monitoring function are concentrated at 11 o’clock and indicated by the “EM Control” marking on the screw-down bezel. The rate accuracy is graduated from -15 to +15, using seconds as the measurement unit for the daily rate deviation. The amplitude ranges from 180 to 330, measured in degrees.

At the very heart of the EMC concept lies an electronic/mechanical system that makes each of these timepieces totally one-of-a-kind, bestriding two worlds. It is an entirely mechanical watch, optimised with the help of an electro-optical circuit. On the one hand, its hand-wound movement stems from the mind and hands of URWERK. Designed exclusively for the EMC collections, the UR-EMC2 calibre is entirely crafted, finished, assembled and adjusted by URWERK.

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

On the other hand, it incorporates an electronic module whose function is to measure the rate of the mechanical part. It has its own power source, separate from the rest of the movement. Positioned on the side of the case, a large retractable lever raises a dynamo which feeds the control micro-circuit. Thanks to its laser diode, it is able to collect two essential data relating to the movement.

Pointing towards the balance, it reads its amplitude (an indicator of the movement’s state of health) and the rate deviation (which is an indicator of accuracy), while comparing them to an internal clock. The latter takes the form of a processor operating at a frequency of 16 MHz and serves as a reference oscillator.

URWERK EMC TimeHunter ‘Stormtrooper’

On one side, the watch houses the ‘engine’; and on the other, the control unit. Yet these two entities are not sealed off from each other, quite the contrary. They are integrated, nested and URWERK has created a means of access to both that makes EMC TimeHunter the world’s only truly wearer-adjustable watch.

A timing adjustment screw makes it possible to manually fine-tune the oscillation speed of the balance and thus to correct the variations in rate that inevitably appear over time and are intimately dependent on the use made of the watch by its wearer. This corrector is located on the back of the watch and is duly indicated by the engraving “Fine Tuning”. It manages the performance of the movement by modifying the length of the regulating balance-spring.

Technical details

Model: URWERK EMC TimeHunter Stormtrooper (five-piece edition)

Case
Ceramic-lacquered grade 5 titanium and stainless steel
Dimensions: Width 43 mm; length: 51 mm; thickness: 15,8 mm
Glass and case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressured tested to 30 m/3 ATM
Finishes: Satin-brushed; micro-bead blasted

Movement
Calibre UR-EMC2, designed, developed and produced by URWERK
Escapement Swiss lever escapement
Balance: ARCAP P40; exclusive design; coupled with the optical sensor
Frequency: 28 800 vph – 4 Hz
Balance-spring: Plat
Energy source: Series-coupled twin vertical barrels
Power reserve: 80 hours
Winding: Manual winding
Finishes: Côtes de Genève motif; snailing; micro-sandblasting; bevelled screw heads

EMC TimeHunter unit
Generator: Maxon® hand-wound generator charging the accumulator
Control organ: Optical sensor controlled by an integrated circuit; reference oscillator operating at a frequency of 16 MHz

Indications
Hours, minutes, rate deviation, amplitude and chronometric performance indicator δ, power reserve, fine tuning screw

Price
CHF 115’000.000 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-100 V Iron Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-100 V Iron Limited EditionIn 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.

URWERK UR-100 V Iron Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-100 V Iron Limited Edition

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.

URWERK UR-100 V Iron Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: UR-100V Iron

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Movement
Calibre Self-winding UR 12.02movement with the winding rotor governed by a Windfänger airscrew
Jewels: 40
Balance frequency: 28 800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours

Materials
Satellite hours on beryllium-bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP alloy.

Finishes
Circular graining and sanding, shot peening; chamfered screw heads; hours and minutes painted in SuperLumiNova.

Indications
Satellite hours and minutes; rotational distance at the equator in 20 minutes; orbital distance in 20 minutes

Case
Materials: Titanium and stainless steel
Width: 41mm
Length: 49.7mm
Height: 14mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested at 3ATM (30m)

Strap
Blue Alacantra with a titanium buckle

Price
CHF 48,000.00(Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

In September this year, independent luxury Swiss watch brand URWERK unveiled its new collection UR-220 with code name Falcon Project. The initial version in carbon has now been joined by a new model — the UR-220 All Black.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

The UR-220 All Black version is made of titanium and steel. The carbon UR-220 is the first URWERK model in this material and was unveiled last September. Its case is built up in 81 layers of carbon. The main difference between them lies in their weight. The carbon watch, on an avant-garde rubber strap, weighs 25% less than the All Black version, which has a more traditional leather strap. Both watches are built with the same care and attention to detail expected of URWERK’s watchmaking.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

The UR-220 collection brings back URWERK’s innovative oil change indicator. After an absence of some years, this complication returns to tell you for how long the movement has been running and when it is time to lubricate and service the machinery. Originally in the UR-110 models, the oil change indicator has undergone significant improvements.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

In the UR-220 the number of months the movement has been running is shown on two side-by-side rollers. The wearer of the watch starts the count by removing a locking pin and pressing the button on the back of the watch. When the rollers show that the movement has been running for 39 months, it’s time to have the watch serviced. URWERK’s technicians will reset the counter to zero and replace the locking pin.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

The UR-220 adopts its predecessor’s satellite wandering hours, patented by URWERK. The hours are grouped in fours on three rotating cubes at the end of the carousel arms. In turn they pick up a hollow minutes pointer and carry it across the 120° arc of the minutes scale. At the 60th minute, the pointer flashes back to zero, to be picked up by the next hour. To reduce inertia and increase the speed, the surfaces of the minutes pointer have been pierced. This must be the most sophisticated retrograde minutes indication in any watch.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

The lightning-fast fly back of the retrograde minutes depends on three engineering achievements:

– The central axis keeps the mechanism stable. Running on ruby bearings, it is the rock on which the complication is built. A cylindrical spring, rather like a traditional chronometer hairspring, accumulates the energy needed to power the fly-back.

– The unusual minutes pointer, which forms the cowling for the hours satellites, is precision engineered to tolerances of a hundredth of a millimetre. With a length of 22.29mm, 8.03mm wide and 7.3mm deep, it weighs just 0.302 grams. Built of aluminium, its bronze counterweight ensures it is perfectly balanced.

– Two coaxial star cams govern the retrograde action. Its coupling and rotation determine the trajectory of the minutes pointer.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

The other information on the dial is the two-stage power-reserve indicator. The time left for the movement to run is shown on two 24-hour gauges. As you wind the watch, the right hand gauge fills up. When it reaches its maximum, the gauge on the left takes over. The mechanism for these two power reserves is extremely intricate, requiring 83 mechanical components.

URWERK UR-220 All Black Limited Edition

For UR-220, Martin Frei has designed a new typography, making the hours and minutes even sharper. They find their inspiration in the graphics of contemporary video science-fiction games.

[View the promotional video]

Technical details

Model: URWERK UR-220 “Falcon Project” All Black edition

Edition
Limited to 25 watches

Movement
Calibre UR-7.20, developed by URWERK
Winding: Manually wound
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28, 800 v/h – 4 Hz
Hairspring: Flat
Energy source : Single mainspring barrel
Jewels: 59
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Baseplate in ARCAP P40, 3D minutes pointer in aluminium with bronze counterweight; central spring in steel. Hours satellites in aluminium; carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium.

Decorative finishes
Power reserve bridge and module circular-grained in black
Power reserve subdial shot peened in black
Vertically brushed satellites with polished bevels
Carrousel and its cage finely sanded with a circular satin finish. Rhodium plated in black
Satellite cam finely sanded with a circular satin finish
Painted SuperLuminova markers: white glowing blue for the power-reserve indicator; yellow glowing green for the hours and minutes; red glowing blue for the 60 minutes marker and the end of the power reserve scale
Polished screws

Indications
Wandering hours on a satellite complication (URWERK patent)
3D retrograde minutes hand
Double power-reserve indicator
Oil change indicator on two rollers on the back showing the accumulated running time of the movement in months

Case
Material: Steel and titanium with black DLC.
Dimensions: Width: 43.8mm; length: 53.6mm; depth: 14.8mm
Glass: Clear sapphire crystal
Caseback: Black DLC on titanium and sapphire crystal glass.
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m/3 ATM

Decorative finishes
Black DLC on shot-peened and sanded crown
Matt sanded logo
Black DLC on sanded crown guard
Caseband in black DLC on stainless steel
Back: black DLC on sanded caseback
Pin: satin finished body with sanded engraving, polished hand
Tinted sapphire crystal
Polished screws

Bracelet
Leather with a titanium buckle

Price
CHF 130,000 (Swiss francs /excl. tax)

URWERK UR-220 – The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

Independent Swiss watchmaker URWERK has just unveiled the UR-220 “Falcon Project”, a new addition to its popular UR-Satellite collection. With its manually wound movement and control board on its back, the new UR-220 goes back to URWERK’s earlier technologies in a case that is sleeker, more ergonomic and as stunning as ever.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

Although the UR-220 has adopted some of the features of its predecessor, the entire movement has been reconceived, redesigned and reworked.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

Placed at the back of the watch, URWERK’s signature Oil Change indicator returns after years of absence to show the accumulated engine running time of the watch. This original type of information had for long featured in the UR-110 models. In the UR-220 model, the Oil Change indicator features some well thought out upgrades.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

In the UR-220, the Oil Change indicator takes the shape of a numerical counter calibrated in months, shown on two adjacent rollers. The log of the movement’s running time is started by the owner of the watch who removes a security pin and presses the pusher on the back of the UR-220.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

From then on, the counter displays the accumulated running time of the watch in months. When it reaches 39 months, it is time to take the watch in for a service and oil change. URWERK’s watchmakers will set the counter back to zero and replace the pin at the end of the service.

The space-ship inspired case of the UR-220 watch is made from carbon. This is the first time URWERK has adopted the high-tech transformation of this common element. The result is an extremely tough but featherweight case, composed of 81 ultra-thin layers of high-resistance 150g CTP carbon compressed into a hard resin. The carbon structure of the UR-220 has a pattern all of its own with a finesse and regularity that emphasises the curve of the case.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

The UR-220 adopts the patented satellite indication of its predecessor, in which the wandering hours are indicated on three rotating cubes. In turn they pick up the minutes pointer as they enter the 120° scale of 60 minutes. At the end of the hour, the minutes pointer leaps back to the start of the scale to be picked up by the next hour. To minimise the inertia of the retrograde minutes, each side of the pointer has been pierced to make it as light as possible.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

The only other indication on the dial is that of the power reserve. This is displayed on two up/down gauges, each of 24 hours. When the movement is wound, the right-hand gauge reacts first. As soon as it shows 24 hours of power reserve, the left hand gauge takes over.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

Splitting the power reserve indication turned out to be a complex task, requiring 83 mechanical parts. Martin Frei has also designed a new typography for the numerals of the UR-220. In their livery of URWERK’s radioactive green, their new design makes the hours and minutes even sharper.

URWERK UR-220 - The Falcon Project, Carbon Edition

With the UR-220’s strap, URWERK again ventures into new territory. It is the company’s first rubber strap, and therefore has to be something special. The strap is cured, moulded and textured by the Vulcarboné© process which gives it a touch like velvet. Many years of research into nano-textures were needed to create this effect. Then the strap is stitched and finished by hand to ensure supreme comfort, strength and appearance.

Technical details

Model: URWERK UR-220 “Falcon Project” Carbon edition

Movement

Calibre
Calibre UR-7.20, developed by URWERK
Winding: Manually wound
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28, 800 v/h – 4 Hz
Hairspring: Flat
Energy source: Single mainspring barrel
Jewels: 59
Power reserve: 48 hours

Materials
Baseplate in ARCAP P40, 3D minutes pointer in aluminium with bronze counterweight; central spring in steel. Hours satellites in aluminium; carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium.

Decorative finishes
Power reserve bridge and module circular-grained in black.
Power reserve subdial shot peened in black.
Vertically brushed satellites with polished bevels.
Carrousel and its cage finely sanded with a circular satin finish. Rhodium plated in black.
Satellite cam finely sanded with a circular satin finish.
Painted SuperLuminova markers: white glowing blue for the power-reserve indicator; green glowing green for the hours and minutes; red glowing green for the 60 minutes marker and the end of the power reserve scale.
Polished screws.

Indications
Wandering hours on a satellite complication (URWERK patent)
3D retrograde minutes hand
Double power-reserve indicator
Oil change indicator on two rollers on the back showing the accumulated running time of the movement in months

Exterior

Case
Material: Carbon CTP (Carbon Thin Ply) – 81 layers
Dimensions: Width: 43.8mm; length: 53.6mm; depth: 14.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Caseback: Black DLC on titanium and sapphire crystal glass.
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m/3 ATM

Decorative finishes
Black DLC on shot-peened and sanded crown; Black DLC on sanded crown guard; Caseband in matt-black smooth carbon
Back: black DLC on sanded caseback
Pin: satin finished body with sanded engraving, polished hand
Tinted sapphire crystal
Polished screws

Bracelet
Vulcarboné© cured rubber, reference “Kiska” with black DLC buckle; Velcro© fastening

Price

CHF 145,000. (Swiss francs /excl. tax)

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

Geneva based independent luxury Swiss watch brand URWERK has added a new version to its EMC Time Hunter series.

Nicknamed as Desert Sage, this new model features a military style exterior teamed with a camouflage canvas strap.

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

Termed as URWERK’s most ‘chronometric’ collection, EMC Time Hunter watch incorporates a hybrid electronic/mechanical system for achieving the outstanding precision. In simple words, we can say that the EMC is a mechanical watch, optimised with the help of an electro-optical circuit.

On the one hand, its hand-wound movement stems from the mind and hands of URWERK. Designed exclusively for the EMC collections, the UR-EMC2 calibre is entirely crafted, finished, assembled and adjusted by URWERK.

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

On the other hand, it incorporates an electronic module whose function is to measure the rate of the mechanical part. It has its own power source, separate from the rest of the movement. Positioned on the side of the case, a large retractable lever raises a dynamo which feeds the control micro-circuit.

Thanks to its laser diode, it is able to collect two essential data relating to the movement. Pointing towards the balance, it reads its amplitude (an indicator of the movement’s state of health) and the rate deviation (which is an indicator of accuracy), while comparing them to an internal clock. The latter takes the form of a processor operating at a frequency of 16 MHz and serves as a reference oscillator, i.e. a benchmark.

These two most important organs are integrated, nested and URWERK has created a means of access to both that makes EMC Time Hunter the world’s only truly wearer-adjustable watch. A timing adjustment screw makes it possible to manually fine-tune the oscillation speed of the balance and thus to correct the variations in rate that inevitably appear over time and are intimately dependent on the use made of the watch by its wearer.

This corrector is located on the back of the watch and is duly indicated by the engraving “Fine Tuning”. It manages the performance of the movement by modifying the length of the regulating balance-spring.

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

The EMC Desert Sage is crafted from steel and its case-back from titanium. In addition, its stainless steel body is micro-bead-blasted and then given a hard, matt ceramic lacquer-type treatment. As a result, the surface of the EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage has a grainy finish reminiscent of military equipment.

The dial with its matt black surfaces ensures high visibility. Each indication zone has its own clearly marked space. Each unit is painted with fluorescent green Super-LumiNova®, a neon-type colour frequently used by URWERK due to its perfect contrasts.

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

In addition to the main dial with its chequered hand grenade pattern, which displays the hours and minutes, the EMC Time Hunter features a small disc-type seconds hand at 1 o’clock, graduated in five-second increments and located at 1 o’clock. It is complemented by a power-reserve indicator at 7 o’clock, which provides information on the state-of-wind of the hand-wound movement offering a maximum 80 hours of autonomy.

The indications linked to the chronometric (precision timekeeping) monitoring function are concentrated at 11 o’clock and indicated by the “EM Control” marking on the screw-down bezel. The rate accuracy is graduated from -15 to +15, using seconds as the measurement unit for the daily rate deviation. The amplitude ranges from 180 to 330, measured in degrees.

URWERK EMC Time Hunter Desert Sage

The URWERK EMC TimeHunter Desert Sage is available in a limited edition of five pieces. Retail price is CHF 115’000 (Swiss francs) excluding the taxes.

Technical details

Model: URWERK EMC TimeHunter Desert Sage (five-piece edition)

Case
Ceramic-lacquered grade 5 titanium and stainless steel
Dimensions: Width 43 mm; length: 51 mm; thickness: 15,8 mm
Glass and case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressured tested to 30 m/3 ATM
Finishes: Satin-brushed; micro-bead-blasted

Movement
Calibre UR-EMC2, designed, developed and produced by URWERK
Escapement Swiss lever escapement
Balance: ARCAP P40; exclusive design; coupled with the optical sensor
Frequency: 28 800 vph – 4 Hz
Balance-spring: Plat
Energy source: Series-coupled twin vertical barrels
Power reserve 80 hours
Winding: Manual winding
Finishes: Côtes de Genève motif; snailing; micro-sandblasting; bevelled screw heads

EMC TimeHunter
Generator: Maxon® hand-wound generator charging the accumulator
Control organ: Optical sensor controlled by an integrated circuit; reference oscillator operating at a frequency of 16 MHz

Indications
Hours, minutes, rate deviation, amplitude and chronometric performance indicator δ, power reserve, fine tuning screw

Price
CHF 115’000.000 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-210 Last Edition

URWERK presents the last edition of its iconic UR-210. This final timepiece in the iconic watch line from the independent watch brand highlights the features that have made the UR-210 so special.

Introduced in 2012 in a titanium and steel case, the UR-210 watch stands out with its patent pending winding efficiency indicator in addition to the power reserve indicator. The watch also features URWERK’s patented revolving satellite complication with wandering hour and three-dimensional retrograde minute hand.

URWERK UR-210 Last Edition

Dressed in a steel and titanium case with black DLC coating, the UR-210 – Last edition has the same dimensions of the first model.

Technical details

Model: The UR-210 – Last edition

Case
Material: steel and titanium with black DLC coating.
Dimensions: Length 53.6mm; width 43.8mm; height 17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM/30m

Movement
Calibre UR-7.10
Jewels: 51
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance wheel: Monometallic
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power source: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding: Automatic winding dampened by turbines
Materials: Baseplate in ARCAP P40; three-dimensional minutes hand in aluminum with brass counterweight; central cylindrical spring in steel; hours satellites in aluminum; central carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium; central carrousel

Finishes
Baseplate: sanded, circular grained, black coated;
Satellites: satin finished, polished ruthenium coated;
Central carrousel: black coated sandblasted, satin finish
Dial: black and ruthenium coated with green and orange indexes
Screws: chamfered and polished heads

Indications
Patented satellite complication showing wandering hours
Three-dimensional minutes hand
Power-reserve indicator
Patented winding efficiency indicator
Hours, minutes and markers painted in Super-LumiNova®

Controls
Two-position winding and setting crown
Winding regulator on the back

Price
CHF 137’000.00 (Swiss francs / no tax added)

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

The new Gold Edition is the fourth episode in the URWERK UR-100, an exclusive collection of atypical time instruments inspired by the intergalactic voyages. Developed and produced by the horological studio URWERK in Geneva, the UR-100 watch pushes the boundaries of technology, design, indications, and functionality.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

The UR-100 features an elongated octagonal case with three notched sides. This UR 100 is cut from a solid block of 2N yellow gold, its surfaces a tin-finished to the same pale shine as the Star Wars droid. Topping the case is a sapphire crystal bubble reminiscent of the shape of the first URWERK models, the dome housing the control center of this intergalactic visitor.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

The UR-100’s rotating satellites display the hours and minutes. Isochronal revolutions create a miniature cosmic ballet, the hour satellites also displaying minutes as they traverse 120 degrees across the bright green scale. A bold red arrowhead marks the confluence of hours and minutes, offering a unique, highly legible, and intuitive time display.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

Even while maneuvering at light speed, the automatic winding system is never overloaded thanks to the Windfänger’s regulation of the oscillating mass: this planetary gear limits the speed of rotation of the rotor, minimizing both excessive winding and wear and maximizing reliability and lifespan.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

The discreet space time indications on each side of the top of the dome’s periphery are both essential for intergalactic voyages and unique on planet earth. After each of the three red minute arrow heads pass the numeral 60 they disappear and then reappear again on two separate kilometer scales.

The first display at 9 o’clock marks the 555 km traveled along the equator during 20 minutes of the earth’s rotation, the second display at 3 o’clock indicates the distance – 35,740 kilometers – traveled by the earth as it orbits the around the sun over 20 minutes.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

To participate in the fight against Covid-19, URWERK will auction “Fight C-19”, the first UR-100 in gold, on the URWERK website, and distribute all money raised to organizations fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition

The auction will begin at 4 pm GVA time on Friday the 8th of May, 2020, and run over two days. URWERK will select which organizations fighting against Covid-19 in partnership with the successful bidder of the No. 1 gold UR-100 “Fight C-19”. For more information and/or to participate in the auction, please visit link: https://bit.ly/3bT2uKd

Technical details

Model: UR-100 Gold edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Indications
Satellite hours; minutes; distance traveled on the Earth’s equator in 20 minutes; distance traveled by Earth on its orbit around the sun in 20 minutes

Movement
Caliber UR 12.01 with automatic winding system regulated by URWERK’s proprietary Windfänger system with helical and planetary gearing
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Aluminum satellite hours on titanium Geneva crosses
Aluminum carousel
Triple bridges in ARCAP

Finishes
Circular grain, sandblasting, micro-blasting, strapping
Chamfered screw heads
Hour and minute index painted with Super-LumiNova

Case
Satin-finished 18k 2N yellow gold
Dimensions: Width 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Glass: transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM/3 Bar)

Strap
Leather

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

Independent Swiss watchmaker URWERK presents the UR-111C model in a striking Two-Tone (TT) black PVD and brushed steel, teardrop profile. It is the part of the “Special Projects” line – a deviation from the wandering hour indications for which URWERK has become well-known.

The UR-111C TT comes with three key advances for watchmaking. The first is a retrograde linear minute display in an end-mounted driver’s watch style. This is a spinoff of the mechanism invented for the UR-CC1. In this new watch, the numerals are set in a 30° diagonal slant for a better readability. This means that the rotating cylinder onto which the minute indicator is painted must rotate 300 degrees about its axis, during which a coiled spring is wound.

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

At the 60th minute, the spring is released, making the indicator jump a further 60 degrees and back to the start position. But it also makes the hour indicator to its left jump too. The result is a pleasing optical illusion of the cylinder rotating endlessly and seamlessly.

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

The second innovation is the seconds display. Openwork Arabic numerals are set onto two wheels, each graduated in ten second increments. Each wheel is made using a cutting edge process of lithography, electroplating and moulding devised precisely for the creation of very light and specific structures. Indeed, each wheel, complete with its six numerals, weighs just 0.025g – and that’s just as well, given the delicate dance that the two will now take part in.

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

Interlocking like the teeth on cogs, they show a smooth progression of passing seconds. But how is the wearer to see such small-scale elements? They move – at a distance of just one tenth of a millimetre – under what looks to be a kind of circular lens, but which is a cluster of optical fibres.

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

The third and, in many ways, most stimulating new concept that the UR-111C introduces is its fresh take on the crown, for winding and setting. Doing away with the conventional, side-mounted winder, URWERK’s new piece introduces a roller system, positioned right across the middle of the case top. Rolling will further charge the watch’s self-winding movement. When small lever to the right side of the case is released, the same roller can be used to set the time, with stop-seconds functionality.

URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone Limited Edition

Of course, arranging all these micro-mechanics to create the end form of the UR-111C watch has been no easy task. The transmission had to be reimagined to allow a horizontal movement to provide a vertical time read-out within the crystal glass-covered truncated cones to both sides of the linear display. Connecting a roller crown to the winding stem likewise took feats of engineering, minuscule in scale but no less striking in effect.

Technical details

Model: UR-111C TT

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Movement
Calibre: Self-winding calibre with stop seconds
Jewels: 37
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Anodized aluminium cylinder; LIGA-processed nickel second wheels.
Surface finishes: Circular graining, sanding, Côtes de Genève, polished screw heads.

Indications
Jumping hours, retrograde linear minutes, digital minutes, digital seconds.

Case
Dimensions: Width 42mm x length 46mm x thickness 15mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM / 100ft / 30m

Price
CHF 130’000.00(Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-100 GunMetal Limited Edition

This new model is derived from the UR-100 SpaceTime watch. In addition to URWERK’s trademark satellite configuration of the wandering hours and minutes, the UR-100 GunMetal 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 of our rotating planet. The opposite scale tracks your journey through space around the sun: 35,740km every 20 minutes.

URWERK UR-100 GunMetal Limited Edition

In the display on the UR-100 GunMetal, time and distance are on a par, the hours and minutes in vivid green, and the kilometres in bright white. Under the UR-100’s dome, URWERK’s calibre 12.01 movement drives the carousel carrying the hours on three satellites that travel in succession along a 60-minute scale. Each is forged from anodised aluminium then sanded and shot-blasted.

URWERK UR-100 GunMetal Limited Edition

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 bi-directional self-winding rotor of the UR-100 is governed by a profiled airscrew known as the Windfänger.

Technical details

Model: UR-100 GunMetal– Limited edition of 25

Movement
Self-winding UR 12.01 movement with the winding rotor governed by a Windfänger airscrew
Jewels: 39
Balance frequency: 28 800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours on beryllium-bronze Geneva crosses; aluminium carousel; triple base-plates in ARCAP alloy
Finishes: Circular graining and sanding, shot peening; chamfered screw heads; hours and minutes painted in SuperLumiNova

Indications
Satellite hours and minutes
Rotational distance at the Equator in 20 minutes
Orbital distance in 20 minutes

Case
Titanium and stainless steel with a GunMetal PVD finish.
Dimensions: Width: 41mm, length: 49.7mm, height: 14mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested at 3ATM (30m)

Retail price
CHF 48,000(Swiss francs / less tax)

DE BETHUNE x URWERK for Only Watch 2019

In support of the Only Watch biennial charity auction of unique timekeepers, two great independent watchmaking “Maisons” – De Bethune and Urwerk – joined their creative energies in bringing forth a timepiece that arouses curiosity, focuses attention and touches the senses.

From the outside, a case that challenges established norms, fusing the design and function genetics of De Bethune and Urwerk with its floating lugs and the singular vibrancy of mirror polished titanium.

Under the hood and curved sapphire crystal, a mechanical universe which amazes us with the one-off URDB01 caliber jointly developed for this very special auction – the crown at 12 o’clock, spherical moon phase, and Urwerk’s signature time indication with the now-famous satellite window in an arc that evokes the sun’s curvature.

URWERK UR-100 SpaceTime

Using its orbiting satellite hours and minute hands, the UR-100 watch by URWERK displays both time (hours and minutes) and space (distance travelled). The independent Swiss luxury watch brand now merges these two concepts in the creation of the all-new UR-100 SpaceTime.

The UR-100 SpaceTime features URWERK’s iconic orbital hour satellites, differing however in one significant way. Rather than the red-arrow-tipped minute pointers on the hour satellites disappearing after 60 minutes when replaced by the next, the UR-100 minute arrow passes beneath and between subsidiary dials, reappearing to display intriguing new astronomical indications: distance travelled on Earth and distance travelled by Earth.

The first indicator at 10 o’clock evaluates the distance in kilometers that we have travelled on the Earth without even leaving our desks! It is based on the average speed of the rotation of the Earth on its axis at the equator, covering a distance of 555km every 20 minutes.

Directly opposite at 2 o’clock, the same hand (well it looks like the same hand, but is actually one of three) continues its journey to another celestial indication featuring the distance the Earth has travelled in its orbit around the sun – a journey spanning some 35,740 km every 20 minutes. The UR-100 simultaneously presents three different space-time realities, providing a thought-provoking reminder of our voyage through time and space.

Powering the UR-100 SpaceTime is the automatic Caliber12.01, with baseplates in ARCAP and a power reserve of 48 hours. The automatic winding rotor is regulated by a flat turbine, the Windfäng(Swiss German for “air trap”) that minimizes shocks to the rotor bearing and reduces over-winding and wear and tear. The rotor, which is partially supported on its periphery by the flat turbine, also has a larger diameter, resulting in a lower mass and therefore less wear.

In-house testing of the flat turbine rotor regulation system found that it provided significant and exponential protection against excessive rotor speeds (the Windfänger rotates six times for every rotation of the winding rotor).

The design and construction of the URWERK Caliber12.01 required incredibly high precision because of the extremely tight tolerances between the minute hand and three different dials and domed sapphire crystal it passes between.

The shape of the case may remind URWERK aficionados of the aesthetics of the brand’s early watches.

The URWERK UR-100 was inspired by a nineteenth-century pendulum clock —a present to Felix Baumgartner from his father Geri, a now-retired renowned clock restorer —made by Gustave Sandoz for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

The regulator-style dial does not show time. Instead it shows the distance of the Earth’s rotation at the equator. The extra-long pendulum beats every 2.16 seconds, making every oscillation one kilometer. The main dial has a scale of 10,000 kilometers, shown in units of 100 kilometers, so that each tick (half oscillation) indicates 500 meters traveled on the Earth’s surface (at the equator).

The top subdial(10km) is divided into 10 units, while the lower subdial showing a total of 40,000 km — approximately the equatorial circumference of the Earth — is divided into increments of 1,000km.

URWERK presents two introductory editions: the UR-100 Iron (titanium and steel) and the UR-100 Black (titanium and steel with black PVD), both limited to 25 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Caliber: UR 12.01 with self-winding system governed by low-profile planetary turbine minimizing over-winding and wear
Jewels: 39
Frequency: 28,800vph – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Orbital satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; open-worked aluminum carousel; triple baseplates in ARCAP
Finishes: Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hour and minute indications in Super-LumiNova

Indications
Orbital hours; minutes, distance travelled on Earth’s equator in 20 minutes, distance Earth travels around the sun in 20 minutes

Case
Materials: Case in black PVD-coated titanium and stainless steel
Dimensions: Width 41.0 mm, length: 49.7 mm, thickness: 14.0 mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m)

Price
CHF 48,000 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-111C Black

The UR-111C Black timepiece features a grooved case in black-coated steel and titanium curves along its ample length and width. The curved sides are held by transversal screws in half pipes.

The case is built around the unprecedented construction of the UR-111C Black’s movement, which put the indications at various and seemingly peculiar positions on the face. Furthermore, each indication is unconventional, if not original, according to URWERK’s signature horological speciality. The relatively bulky and unusually shaped movement could not be cased up in the ordinary way, through the top or the bottom of the case. It had to go in through the side. The case is therefore made up of three parts; the first two support the flanks of the movement while the bigger central part fits closely around it.

The same lateral thinking that conceived the lateral casing up of the movement is equally applied to every aspect of this timepiece which features glass plate indicating seconds alone, two different displays of the minutes on rollers, indications at the bottom of a sculptured case measuring 46mm long and 42 wide.

URWERK’s watches are deliberately puzzling because watches are not supposed to look like that. You do not immediately know how they work or how they are made. The UR-111C Black follows this fundamental rule. You will have to figure it out, but here are some clues. You will notice that there is no crown sticking out of the side of the case. Instead, there is a sort of lever. And then there’s this fluted cylinder across the middle of the face.

The two functions of winding the watch and setting the time have been separated. The short, knurled crown of the ordinary watch has been transformed into an accessible long cylinder that you roll with a thumb or finger to wind the watch. Fully wound, the UR-111 Black keeps going for 48 hours. To set the time, you swing out the lever on the right of the watch. This switches the roller to time-setting mode. Rotate the roller in either direction to set the time on the other cylinders. There are of course no hands on the UR-111C Black.

Double minutes
In 2009, URWERK introduced the CC1 King Cobra. It showed the time on a linear scale on a rotating cylinder and was the first of URWERK’s special project watches. This collection comprises timepieces with original indications and functions that are apart from URWERK’s wandering-hour based watches. The King Cobra was distinguished by its multi-level design with indications in separate zones and a complete absence of hands. In many technical respects, the UR-111C Black is its descendant.

Like the King Cobra, the UR-111C Black displays its indications on the bottom of the case. With the watch on your arm the indications are on the side of your wrist so that you can tell the time at a glance without having to turn your wrist. With your arm in its natural position when you walk, sit or drive, the time is always in your line of sight. URWERK has arranged the time display in three zones shielded by curved sapphire glasses. Reading from the left, the hours are marked in Arabic numerals on a rotating cone instead of by hands. The cone jumps forward to the next hour on the hour. Opposite, on the right side of the watch, a matching graduated cone rotates once an hour to give an exact reading of the minutes. Between the two, a wide window repeats the minutes in a stunning display that provides a new slant on the linear minutes of the CC1 King Cobra.

The linear minutes display consists of a rotating cylinder marked with a helix line spiralling along its length. As the cylinder rotates, a section of the helix line moves along a graduated scale of minutes marked at five-minute intervals. But in the UR-111C Black, the scale slants diagonally across the display instead of being in line with the axis of the cylinder. This means that the cylinder only has to turn 300 degrees to bring the helix to the 60th minute at the end of the scale. Then the cylinder snaps forward 60 degrees to complete the rotation, bringing the helix line back to its start position, in an apparently retrograde action. In the UR-111C Black, the markings are in orange, the helix in Kryptonite green, while both the 60th minute on the linear scale and the 60th second of the seconds display are in yellow.

Dispersed seconds
The studied and ergonomic layout of the UR-111C Black’s indications governs its design. The seconds are thus far from the hours and minutes, beyond the winding and setting roller, under a framed glass window. Digital seconds, orange against black, look strangely magnified as they pass across a circular window in sinuous progression. The five-second numerals are mounted on two wheels — split between even and odd numbers and appear in turn as the opposing wheels counter rotate. Each wheel with its numerals is skeletonised using a LIGA process, and weighs just 0.025 grams. The tiny numerals would be impossible to see were they not brought into visual range by a dense cluster of precisely aligned optical fibres situated a tenth of a millimetre above the numerals.

A matter of form
URWERK’s outstanding designs are matched by the dimensions of its watches. The extraordinary displays of time can only find their true expression if they are clear and visible — and that requires space. The volumes and shapes are also governed by the artistic vision of Martin Frei.

Yet the UR-111C Black is certainly the URWERK model that is most at home on a slender wrist. Comfort is assured by the form of the caseback, which follows the curve of the face of the watch. Try one on for a perfect fit of the bones and muscles of your wrists. You would not expect a timepiece of that unique size and shape to be so comfortable to wear. But then surprise is always part of the URWERK experience.

Technical details

Model: UR-111C Black – limited production of 25 watches

Movement
Calibre: Self-winding calibre with stop seconds
Jewels: 37
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Anodized aluminum cylinder; LIGA-processed seconds wheels.
Surface finishes: Circular graining, sanding, côtes de Genève, polished screw heads.

Indications
Jumping hours
Retrograde linear minutes
Digital minutes
Digital seconds relayed by optical fibres

Case
Materials: 316SL steel and grade 5 titanium, PVD coated in black
Dimensions: Width 42mm x length 46mm x thickness 15mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30ATM / 100’ / 30m
Surface finishes: Sanding; satin finish

Retail price
CHF 130’000.00 (excl. tax)

URWERK – The UR-T8 “Colibri” Watch (in Partnership with Emmanuel Esposito) and the UR-T8 Skull Watch (in Partnership with Johnny Dowell “King Nerd”)

Independent Swiss watch brand URWERK has created two new timepieces in partnership with art knives specialist Emmanuel Esposito and engraver Johnny Dowell “King Nerd”:

The UR-T8 “Colibri” comes with a T8“Colibri” knife hand crafted by Emmanuel Esposito.

The UR-T8 watch Colibri case features the same mosaic inlay technique used in the folding knife’s inlays. Hundreds of individual pieces of black-lip mother of pearl were cut into diamond shapes then hand-sorted and arranged according to how each reflects the light. The resulting mosaic inlay oscillates between light and dark with movement. Pins in 18k gold accentuate each pearl intersection, and the two mosaic inlays are set into stainless steel frames and housed in the 3-D sculpted titanium watchcase.

The watch is paired with its artknife. The Colibri T-8 model is a customized folding knife. Its handle frame in 416 stainless steel encases a blade mechanism, which runs on ceramic ball bearings. The knife’s handle, lock button and blade spine feature black lip mother of pearl mosaic inlays, designed with an alternating light technique, which creates a distinctive chromatic effect.

Every piece of pearl is connected by individual 18k gold pins, and each mosaic inlay is outlined with a black vintage Bakelite frame. The diamond patterned mosaic inlay is paired with a titanium insert, 3-D sculpted with the same pattern as the URWERK T8 case. Additionally, the shape of the patented C-Lock mechanism, which locks the blade in both the open and closed positions, has been redesigned to resemble the outline of the URWERK T8 case.

A very special attribute of this knife is the inclusion of a sapphire glass window which displays a kinetic internal turbine, similar to the working turbine in an Urwerk watch mechanism.

The UR-T8 Skull watch, which comes in a special edition limited to five watches, was created by in partnership with Johnny Dowell.

Technical specifications

The UR-T8 “Colibri” with its T8 “Colibri” art knife
Pièce unique

Movement
Calibre Selfwinding UR 8.01
Balance: Monometallic
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 48 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional rotor connected to a spinning vane
Finish: Brushed, circular grained and diamond-cuts

Indications
Satellite complication with rotating hour modules mounted on planetary gears

Case
Unique flip-over case in Grade 5 titanium set with black-lip mother of pearl
Dimensions: 60.23mm X 48.35mm X 20.02mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

The “Colibri” T-8 artknive, Pièce unique
Customized folding knife with lock button and blade spine set with black lip mother of pearl mosaic
Handle frame in 416 stainless steel featuring a kinetic internal turbine
Blade mechanism running on ceramic ball bearings

The UR-T8 Skull
Special edition- limited to five watches

Price
CHF 144’000.00 (Swiss francs / Tax not included)

Movement
Calibre: Selfwinding UR 8.01
Balance: Monometallic
Frequency:28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 48 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional rotor connected to a spinning vane
Finish: Brushed, circular grained and diamond-cuts

Indications
Satellite complication with rotating hours modules mounted on planetary gears

Case
Flip-over case in Grade 5 titanium and bronze. Hand engraved
Dimensions: 60.23mm X 48.35mm X 20.02mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Urwerk UR-105 CT Maverick Limited Edition

The self-winding Maverick in bronze and titanium is the latest version of URWERK’s UR-105 CT wandering-hour watch.

The Maverick features Urwerk’s signature wandering-hours complication in which the hours on satellites progress in turn along a track of minutes.

Four satellites, each holding three hour numerals are mounted on an open-worked rotating carousel. The rotation of the carousel and the sequential changing of the hours on the satellites are accomplished in silence and with smooth efficiency, thanks to an improved design.

You have to push the sliding tab on the UR-105 CT Maverick to discover its inner workings. You’ll see the satellite hours on the four arms of a new open-worked carousel. Each satellite carries three hours which turn to present the right hour when the satellite appears along the track of 60 minutes. The wandering hour thus combines a digital and an analog way of indicating the time.

A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the indications on the dial. The digital seconds are remarkable in that they indicate the tenths of a second. The system was manufactured by a photolithographic process in which each seconds marker was skeletonised to weigh less than a tenth of a gram.

On the back, two turbines govern the automatic winding system. They are adjusted by a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement activates the winding rotor. Turn the lever to the RED (reduced) position and the turbines dampen the winding action to avoid too much tension on the mainspring. In the STOP position, the automatic winding is disengaged and the watch can be wound manually by the crown.

Technical details

Model: UR-105CT “Maverick”
Production limited to 22 watches

Movement
Calibre: UR 5.03 with the self-winding system governed by twin turbines
Jewels: 52
Frequency: 28,800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; openworked aluminium carousel; open- worked digital seconds; carousel and triple baseplates in ARCAP.
Finishes: Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova

Indications
Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds
Power reserve

Case
Case in titanium, bezel in bronze
Dimensions: Width 39.5mm; length: 53mm; thickness: 17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m)

Price
CHF 67,000.00 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK

URWERK is an independent Swiss watch brand co-founded by Felix Baumgartner (master watchmaker) and Martin Frei (artist/designer) in 1997.

Since its establishment, URWERK’s original approach to watchmaking has shaken the traditionalists and won the respect of collectors. Irreverent, rebellious, eccentric can each describe URWERK’s watchmaking with varying accuracy, but its watches unerringly open the way forward for mechanical watchmaking in the 21st century.

URWERK is what translates the hearts and minds of its founding partners into sensational watchmaking. Felix Baumgartner, a watchmaker like his father and grandfather, has time running through his veins. A star graduate from the Schaffhausen watchmaking school, Felix learned the secret language of minute repeaters, tourbillons and perpetual calendars at his father’s bench.

Martin Frei is the artistic counterweight to his partner’s technical expertise. Accepted into the Lucerne’s college of art and design in 1987, Martin delved into every form of visual artistic expression from painting and sculpture to video, emerging as a mature artist. The two men met by chance and discovered a common fascination with the measurement of time, spending hours analysing the gap between the watches they saw in the shops and the vision of their future creation.

Their first watch, developed in the early nineties, was inspired by the 17th-century night clock built by the Campanus brothers. In it, each hour on a rotating disc rises and sets in an arc like the sun. The wandering hour has since formed the basis for URWERK’s astonishing 103 watch and the latest model, the 201. Both feature highly original design, advanced watchmaking techniques and new concepts such as the control board.

URWERK means “original accomplishment,” and Ur of the Chaldees, in Mesopotamia, is where the Sumerians first observed the concurrence of the heavenly bodies with the seasons, and so developed the first measurements of time.

Official website: www.urwerk.com

URWERK UR-105 CTKryptonite

This new watch from URWERK takes inspiration from the 17th century night clocks made by the Campani brothers.

According to a legend, the Pope ordered a special clock from the Campani brothers. It had to tell the time in the dark when he celebrated the divine offices at night. But the clock had to be silent so as not to disturb the Pope when he slept, while the time had to be immediately visible. The Campani brothers produced the so-called “wandering hour” clock in which the hands were replaced by hour numerals that successively traversed a scale of 60 minutes. The passing hours were illuminated from within the clock by a candle.

Featuring the trademark satellite wandering-hours indication, the new URWERK model is named after Kryptonite, a mythical, radioactive substance associated with DC Comics superhero Superman since 1949. The name “Kryptonite” derives from the intense green light emitted from the hour markers.

The watch has a wandering hour indication based on a new openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scale for an analogue and digital display of the time.

A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the information displayed on the dial. The digital seconds are remarkable in that they indicate tens of seconds. The mechanism was made using a photolithographic process, with each marker open-worked to make it as light as possible. It thus weighs less than a tenth of a gram.

Two pneumatic turbines on the back govern the self-winding rate, which can be set with a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement of the wrist is harnessed to rewind the barrel springs. Turn the lever to STOP to disengage the self-winding system and wind up the UR-105 using the crown. If you are particularly active, select the intermediate position, RED (for reduced). This engages the turbines to dampen the winding rotor and avoid overstressing the mainspring.

Technical details

Model: UR-105CT“Kryptonite”

Movement
Calibre UR 5.03 with the self-winding system governed by twin turbines
Jewels: 52
Frequency: 28,800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; open-worked aluminium carousel; open-worked digital seconds; carousel and triple base-plates in ARCAP

Movement finishes
Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova

Indications
Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds
Power reserve

Case
UR-105 CT hunter case in titanium, coated with AlTiN
Width 39.5mm; length: 53mm; thickness: 17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m)

Price
CHF 65’000.00 (Swiss francs / tax not included)

URWERK UR-210 Black Platinum

At SIHH 2018, URWERK presented a black platinum edition of its UR-210, a contemporary mechanical watch that boasts a spectacular combination of the revolving satellite complication and retrograde minutes. The prominent three-dimensional minutes hand acts as a high-tech cowling that encloses the hours and carries them in turn smoothly across the scale of minutes.

The lightning speed of the flyback— less than a tenth of a second — depends on three key factors:
– The central hub ensures that the mechanism remains stable. Turning on ruby bearings, it constitutes the rock on which the entire complication rests. A cylindrical spring of the type used in marine chronometers along the shaft accumulates the power for the retrograde action.

– The unusual minutes hand that acts as a cowling to transport the hours has equally uncommon dimensions, machined to the hundredth of a millimetre. The 22.29mm long metal structure, with a width of 8.03mm and a height of 7.3mm, weighs only 0.302 grams. Machined in aluminium, it is perfectly balanced by a brass counterweight.

– A double coaxial cam in the shape of a star governs the retrograde action. Its gearing and then its rotation determine the trajectory of the minutes hand.

The dial of the UR-210 also features a conventional power-reserve indicator at 1 o’clock. Opposite, at 11 o’clock, what appears to be a similar indication is in fact very different because it shows the winding efficiency during the last two hours.

This device — a world first — calculates the energy flow, or the ratio between the energy generated and the energy consumed. Contrary to a torque indicator, it doesn’t depend on the tension of the barrel spring and this device reminds the wearer about the necessity of being active. The winding efficiency indicating hand drags to red sector when the wearer is not active.

Knowing the winding efficiency of your watch enables you to adjust the winding rate. If your UR-210 shows that not enough energy is being generated, you can turn the winding rate adjuster on the back of the watch to FULL. The winding rotor then becomes sensitive to the slightest motion, converting it into pure energy. The rotor is connected to a turbine that ensures an optimum winding rate while dampening shocks.

If your activity creates too much energy, turning the adjusting wheel to REDUCED absorbs some of that energy to prevent unnecessary stress on the mechanism. A turbine mounted on ruby bearings starts to spin, acting as an air compressor and creating a resistance that slows down the winding rotor. In the STOP position, the self-winding system is disengaged and the UR-210 becomes a manually wound watch.

Technical details
Model: UR-210 Black Platinum
Limited edition of 25 watches

Case
Platinum and titanium with black DLC coating
Length: 53.6mm; width: 43.8mm; height: 17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM/30m

Movement
Calibre UR-7.10
Jewels: 51
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance wheel: Monometallic
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power source: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding: Automatic winding dampened by turbines
Materials: Baseplate in ARCAP P40; three-dimensional minutes hand in aluminium with brass counterweight; central cylindrical spring in steel; hours satellites in aluminium; central carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium.
Finishes: Sanded and circular-grained baseplate; satin finished and diamond-polished satellites; chamfered and polished screw heads.

Indications
Patented satellite complication showing wandering hours; three-dimensional minutes hand; power-reserve indicator; patented winding efficiency indicator
Hours, minutes and markers painted in Super-LumiNova®

Controls
Two-position winding and setting crown
Winding regulator on the back

Price
CHF 155’00.00 (Swiss francs / no tax added)

URWERK UR-210 Dubai Edition

Independent luxury Swiss watch maker URWERK has created the UR-210 Dubai unique watch engraved by Florian Güllert. This artistic horology creation will be unveiled at the now established Dubai Watch Week hosted by Ahmed Seddiqi& sons, retailers. On its aesthetic side, this timepiece takes inspiration from the breathtaking views and richness of the Dubai city.

Regarding the timekeeping function, the satellite indication with retrograde minutes is both original and astonishing. The prominent role is played by the three-dimensional minutes indicator — a high-tech structure that grips the hours cube and transports it from 0 to the 60th minute on the scale.

This hourly journey through time takes place with smooth regularity along an arc of 120°, but at the end of the 59th minute, the UR-210 shows what it is capable of. With a sharp click, the structure jumps back to its starting point in less than a tenth of a second to take control of the next hours satellite.

This quick retrograde indication depends on three key mechanisms:-

  • A central shaft ensures the system’s stability. Pivoting on rubies, it is the rock on which the entire complication is constructed. A marine-chronometer spring along this axis provides the tension for the retrograde action.
  • The unconventional minutes hand, that acts like a kind of fairing around the satellite, frames the outsize hours numerals. It has been very precisely cut to tolerances of three microns. Forged out of aluminum, its total weight of 0.302 grams is perfectly poised by a brass counterbalance.
  • A double coaxial star cam governs the retrograde action. Its gearing and then its rotation will determine the trajectory of the minutes hand.
  • The dial of the UR-210 displays a conventional power-reserve indicator at 1 o’clock.

On the opposite side at 11 o’clock is the first ever indication of the winding performance of the watch during the past two hours on your wrist. Instead of showing the torque or the tension in the mainspring, it shows the winding efficiency by calculating the ratio between the energy generated to wind the watch and the energy used to keep it going.

Knowing the winding efficiency of your watch enables you to adjust the winding rate. If your UR-210 shows that not enough energy is being generated, you can turn the winding rate adjuster on the back of the watch to FULL. The winding rotor then becomes sensitive to the slightest motion, converting it into pure energy. The rotor is connected to a turbine that ensures an optimum winding rate while dampening shocks.

If your activity creates too much energy, turning the adjusting wheel to REDUCED absorbs some of that energy to prevent unnecessary stress on the mechanism. A turbine mounted on ruby bearings starts to spin, acting as an air compressor and creating a resistance that slows down the winding rotor. In the STOP position, the self-winding system is disengaged and the UR-210 becomes a manually wound watch.

Technical details
Model: UR-210 Dubai

Case
Titanium and steel, engraved by Florian Güllert
Width: 43.8mm, length: 53.6mm, thickness :17.8mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30m/100’/3ATM
Surface finishes: Satin finish; bead-blasted
Strap: Metal bracelet with deployment clasp developed by Maspoli for URWERK. Engraving by Florian Güllert

Movement   
Calibre UR-7.10
Jewels: 51
Escapement: Swiss lever
Balance: Monometallic
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power source: Single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: Self-winding coupled to turbines
Materials: Main plate in rhodium coated ARCAP P40; 3D minutes hand in aluminium with brass counterweight; central cylindrical spring in steel; hours satellites in aluminium; central carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium
Surface finishes: Circular- and straight-grained main plate; satin-finished and diamond-polished satellites; bevelled and polished screw heads

Indications
Patented revolving satellite complication with wandering hours and three-dimensional retrograde minutes hand; power reserve indicator; patented winding efficiency indicator
Super-LumiNova® luminous coating on hands and markers

Controls  
Two-position winding crown with crown guard
On the back: winding rate selector

URWERK UR-105 CT Streamliner

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, URWERK, the contemporary luxury watch brand established by Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner presents their new creation, the UR-105 CT Streamliner.

The UR-105 CT is first of all a beautiful object that fits snugly in the palm of your hand. Its unique shape is a remarkable octagon with deep grooves along its length. The Art Deco influences are apparent in its geometric angularity and symmetry.

You have to slide the catch on the top of the case to reveal the mechanism of the UR-105 CT. It’s a new wandering hour indication based on an openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scalefor an analogue and digital display of the time.

A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the information displayed on the dial. The digital seconds are remarkable in that they indicate tens of seconds. The mechanism was made using a photolithographic process, with each marker open-worked to make it as light as possible. It thus weighs less than a tenth of a gram.

Two pneumatic turbines on the back govern the self-winding rate, which can be set with a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement of the wrist is harnessed to rewind the barrel spring. Turn the lever to STOP to disengage the self-winding system and wind up the UR-105 using the crown. An intermediate position, RED (for reduced) engages the turbines to dampen the winding rotor and avoid overstressing the mainspring, if you are particularly active.

The Streamliner comes in two versions: Titanium & mirror-polished steel (CHF 65’000.00 – Swiss francs / tax not included) and Titanium & black PVD coated steel (CHF 65’000.00 – Swiss francs / tax not included).

Technical details
Model: UR-105CT Streamliner

Movement 
Calibre: UR 5.03 with the self-winding system governed by twin turbines
Jewels: 52
Frequency: 28,800v/h – 4Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; open-worked aluminium carousel; open-worked digital seconds; carousel and triple base-plates in ARCAP

Finishes
Circular graining, sanding, brushing
Chamfered screw heads
Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova

Indications   
Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds
Power reserve

Case
UR-105 CT in titanium and mirror-polished steel
UR-105 CT black in titanium and PVD coated steel
Dimensions: Width 39.5mm; length: 53mm; thickness: 17.3mm
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM (30m)