Urwerk UR-105: Armored Knight
Despite the designation, the company launched the shield-shaped UR-105 in 2014, three years after the UR-110, already the sixth platform in the UR-Satellite series. The case shape (with the six slender bolt heads that connect the bezel to the case) gave the model the nickname Knight, and although it looks smaller compared to previous Urwerk timepieces, it measures 39.5 mm x 53 mm, 16.65 mm thick. With this watch, Urwerk brought back four discs with wandering hours, a central four-armed rotor moving the discs along the minute scale located at the bottom of the dial, and a hand-wound movement.
The UR-105M’s well-crafted case has two holes on the right side for viewing the power reserve indicator and the running seconds hand. On the back, a clearer 42-hour power reserve indicator, a five-year oil change indicator, and a timing trim screw find its place as the hand-wound movement does not require a twin-turbo, for the first time A fine adjustment scale is used to indicate how many seconds the rate adjustment screw is being turned fast or slow.
Early retirement of the UR-105 M replica uk watches: Urwerk released two titanium versions in 2014, the UR-105 M Iron Knight with a clean steel bezel and the Dark Night with a black AlTiN-treated steel bezel. The hand-wound Knight succumbed to turbo-automatic order in 2015.
The UR-105TA series shares a similar aesthetic, only featuring the UR-5.02 self-winding movement with a winding rate control switch on the back. The rate is regulated by twin air turbines, like the one introduced in the UR-202, visible on the back of the case, with a central three-position switch. The UR-105 TA lacks the power reserve indicator and running seconds display on the side, as there is no oil change alarm and trim controls.
Like the Urwerk, the UR-105 TA model was produced in several guises, each aptly named: Black Orange, Black Lemon, T-Rex Bronze, Clockwork Orange, and Rampage Gold. To mark Urwerk’s 20th anniversary and to relive Baumgartner and Frei’s memories of New York in 1997, the company has launched a special UR-105 CT Streamliner edition in titanium and mirror-polished steel or black PVD-coated steel, made by The UR-5.03 provides powered movement. It will be followed by the UR-105 CT Kryptonite in 2018 and the R-105 CT Maverick in 2019, then the UR-105 TTH, a limited tantalum edition, and the Last Knight in 2021.
Urwerk UR-106: Ladies First
With the UR-106, Baumgartner and Frei express their thoughts on feminine mechanical beauty, a series of timepieces aimed at women that UR-Satellite has launched since 2015. The new model is smaller at just 35mm x 49.4mm and 14.45mm thick, and has been designed accordingly. The case design and layout of the UR-106 is familiar, with the minute track at the bottom, facing the owner, and the crown at the top between the lugs. In keeping with the romantic style, the watch is powered by a new caliber UR-6.01 self-winding movement (28,800vph, 48-hour power reserve) with a moon phase indicator above the 30-minute marker on the bottom. The satellite hours are modified, but there are no additional functions, and all setting and adjustments are made via the three-position winding crown.
Several UR-106 models were produced; most notably the Flower Power, with a steel case set with diamonds and an additional animation on the dial – a flower with a large diamond in the center surrounded by three smaller ones Flowers, filling the spaces between the hour satellites. Other interpretations include the Black Lotus, a black coated case set with black diamonds, and the Black Pink, which is similar but with fluorescent pink luminous elements.
Urwerk AMC: An Absolutely Great Creation
AMC (Atomic Mechanical Control) was the creation of Baumgartner and Frei, and Urwerk’s inevitable connection to watchmaking history, as well as the avant-garde thinking of the duo, became all the more apparent. Their innovative and dare we say historic inventions won the Audacity Award at the 2019 Grand Prix de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.
The development of the Urwerk AMC was inspired by Breguet’s “Sympathique” clock, with a built-in system that allowed the pocket replica watches sale to be set and wound automatically when placed in a special compartment of the clock. The AMC base (master clock) winds, adjusts and regulates the watch, all operations are mechanical, performed by pins and triggers. The contemporary Urwerk version sets the watch with atomic precision – to within one second in 317 years.
A total of four AMC atomic clocks and companion watches were built (very similar in design to the EMC, but with completely different inner workings), three of which were delivered to customers, and one of which is still in the possession of Urwerk, which the company intends to keep.
Urwerk UR-T8: Transformers
In 2017, Urwerk celebrated its 20th anniversary, so it was no surprise that an anniversary timepiece was released to mark the occasion. The new UR-T8 is a large deformed watch measuring 60.23mm x 48.35mm x 20.02mm with case and base. The case can be unlocked, turned over and put back in place with just a few simple operations. Thus, this precious watch is hidden from view and protected by a titanium shield with a textured surface, or returns to its main function of telling time and attracting the public.
The definitive roaming time complication of the UR-T8 is its three-armed carousel in its largest and most refined configuration. Furthermore, the self-winding UR 8.01 caliber features a pneumatically controlled winding system in which the rotating blades connected to the rotor absorb sudden and violent movements of the rotor while ensuring efficient winding. At launch, Martin Frei explained the anniversary timepiece: “Our UR-T8 is of course reminiscent of a Reverso watch; we deconstructed the concept to create a true Urwerk model. The UR-T8 features all the Features: massive crown, organically shaped sapphire crystal, tactile textured case, strong personality and recognizable visual signature.”
The first 60 watches were available in natural titanium or black PVD coating, and seven more extraordinary pieces were showcased over the next few years. In 2019, the UR-T8 Colibri and its T8 Colibri Art Knife – each one of a kind, adorned with mosaic inlays, made from hundreds of individual black lip mother-of-pearl cut into diamond shapes, sorted and arranged by hand The best reflection of light made in collaboration with the famous Italian master Emmanuel Esposito (Emmanuel Esposito) was announced. Also, that same year, Urwerk announced another partnership with engraver Johnny Dowell (aka “King Nerd”) to produce five T-8 Skull watches featuring a skull engraved on its bronze shield. Last but not least, in the year of Covid-19 in 2020, for the benefit of the Monaco Red Cross, Urwerk presents a unique UR-T8 Raptor, created exclusively for the Art in Time store in Monaco, an initiative of Karl Friedrich Scheufele Established independent watchmaker boutique. The talents of Johnny “King Nerd” Dowell were once again called upon to create this beautifully decorated model featuring two realistic raptor heads.
UR-111: Linearity, Part II
The UR-111 (2018) demonstrates yet again Urwerk’s desire to continue pushing the boundaries of what we think a mechanical watch should be. Their quirky creation, the UR-111C, has two conical displays on the front – jumping hours on the left, running digital minutes on the right – with a unique linear minute indicator in the middle, similar to what we see in the UR -CC1 King Cobra with retrograde function. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a digital seconds indicator at the top, which uses fiber optics to project numbers onto the face of the sapphire crystal.
Additionally, the UR-111 introduces a new way to interact with the fake moon watch. There is no traditional crown. Instead, there are several “devices” for winding and setting. A long fluted cylindrical roller is integrated into the top of the case above, parallel to the winding stem. To wind it, you have to roll the cylinder with your thumb. To set the time, you have to pull the lever on the right side of the case and turn the roller in either direction. Powered by a hand-wound movement, the UR-111 is a brilliant attempt at complex micromechanics, truly unique and a quintessential Urwerk creation, albeit without the signature satellite.
Initially, Urwerk offered 25 polished steel UR-111C watches and 25 bronze finish watches; later, UR-111C black and TT iterations were added, along with the fully engraved and unique UR-111C pistol.
Urwerk UR-100: Philosophical Dimensions
In 2019, Urwerk launched the UR-100 SpaceTime, featuring the iconic orbital hour satellite in a case shape with minute hands reminiscent of Urwerk’s first creations, the UR-101 and UR-102. Just as the first Urwerk model was inspired by a timepiece restored by Felix’s father, SpaceTime drew inspiration from a pendulum clock that Geri Baumgartner gave him. Gustave Sandoz’s clock for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair doesn’t show the time; it shows how far the Earth has rotated at the equator. The UR-100 SpaceTime displays the distance traveled on Earth and the distance passed by Earth, as indicated by the red arrowed minute hand on the hour satellite when the 60 minute mark is passed. The indicator in the upper left corner shows the distance in kilometers based on the average speed of the Earth’s rotation at the equator, a distance of 555 kilometers traveled every 20 minutes. In the upper right corner, there is an indicator showing the distance the Earth travels around the sun, approximately 35,740 kilometers every 20 minutes.
These signs have little practical significance, but have huge philosophical implications for Urwerk’s co-founders. “Watches, for me, are philosophical. They are physical and abstract reproductions of our situation on Earth, with the dial representing the equator while in constant motion while appearing stationary to us,” lead designer Martin Fur Ray said. Master watchmaker Felix Baumgartner agrees: “We live in a universe governed by three dimensions—time, rotation and orbit—and we try to measure and master these dimensions, but the concept of space-time eludes us.”
Urwerk showed two versions at the launch, the UR-100 Iron (titanium and steel) and the UR-100 Black (titanium and steel with black DLC). The UR-100 Gold and GunMetal (2020), Electrum (2021) versions followed, and the number of variants in the range tripled with the introduction of the UR-100V model, powered by the automatic UR-12.02 movement (modified Zenith Elite base) to provide power rotor controlled by Windfänger propeller.
Urwerk UR-220: Carbon Composite Shell
Launched in 2020, the UR-220 is the successor of the UR-210 model launched in 2012 with satellite cube hour display. The UR-220 looks very much like the 210, with the same case dimensions of 43.8mm x 53.6mm, but the new watch is 3mm thinner at 14.8mm. The UR-220 uses a hand-wound movement and has no automatic winding mechanism to allow for a slimmer profile. The changes in appearance are so subdued that they are almost unrecognizable, most notably the UR-220’s two power reserve indicators on the upper part of the dial, each covering half of the 48 hours provided by a single barrel, and the split mechanism Complex, built from over 80 components.
Urwerk has a new set of digital fonts for the new watches, but even when you put the UR-210 and 220 side by side, the difference isn’t all that noticeable. The UR-220 is also equipped with an oil change indicator, activated by a pin to start counting the 39 months of operation, when due the watch needs to be serviced by a watchmaker.
The new model features a carbon composite case, a first for Urwerk, made from 81 pieces of carbon, a step away from using coated metal. All in all, the UR-220 is a very welcome and well updated version of a watch from a decade ago, with unrivaled satellite cube roaming hours and retrograde minutes.
However, Urwerk has committed to producing only 5 UR-220s per year, and so far, UR-220 All Black, SL Azimov, RG Gold and C81 versions have been released, so “cubes” are still hard to come by.
Urwerk UR-112: Freedom and Stupidity
Released in 2021, the UR-112 is another excellent addition to Urwerk’s Special Projects collection, a “laboratory that offers horological freedom and encourages folly”. The model is called the Aggregat, and the name is very apt. While precise timing functions remain an important feature and central to this creation by Baumgartner and Frei, its implementation is technically complex, requiring “almost insane precision in assembly.”
“We nicknamed this watch the Aggregat because the UR-112 brings the different elements together. We power all the displays and mechanisms of this UR-112 from a single energy source. This force is carefully distributed, some even is “recycled” so that from the digital seconds at the top of the dial to the dragging minutes and jumping hours at the opposite extreme, each display receives exactly the energy dose it needs, with nothing wasted,” Felix Baumgartner explained.
The UR-112 Aggregat can be seen as a follow-up development of the UR-111C, as the hours and minutes are displayed beneath a pair of sapphire glass cylinders, while the Aggregat is more complicated, as the hours and minutes are represented by rotating prisms. Hours are on the left, shown by four prisms with hour numerals on the sides and around a central axis, making a revolution every four hours, each prism making 12 revolutions around its axis, with the hours displayed on top of the hour. The minute indicator on the right is continuous scrolling (no jumps), the minutes are indicated by four prisms in five-minute increments, and the scale is located to the right of the minute prism for more precise readings. Interestingly, the hour prism is driven by the minutes.
You have to unlock the hinged cover by pressing the buttons on the sides of the case to see the small seconds display and power reserve information. Digital seconds are indicated by a disc under a magnifying glass in five-second increments. On the left, Urwerk has set the watch’s only 48-hour power reserve indicator to an analog display.
The UR-112 Aggregat is released in a black and GunMetal PVD coated titanium case measuring 42mm x 51mm x 16mm; the watches replica high quality is powered by the UR-13.01 self-winding movement. This was followed by UR-112 Aggregat Odyssée and Back to Black versions.
Urwerk UR-120: Split Cube
At the end of 2022, Baumgartner and Frei once again proved that every creation of Urwerk is a testament to their unwavering passion, dedication and commitment to horological innovation. UR-120 inherits the style of UR-110. Still, the recent invention retains the recognizable Urwerk look and feel, but in a case with improved ergonomics and smooth surfaces, a more dynamic display is created through divergent and connected satellite hour cube indicator movements .
Urwerk’s signature wandering hours look familiar; the satellite disc moves along the minutes zone on the right side of the case. Satellites on the minute scale indicate hours and minutes. Urwerk’s innovation is that, among other things, Urwerk should be commended for continuing to innovate its avant-garde displays, whereby each satellite consists of two cubes that sequentially split, rotate and merge to display the hours. When the Satellite Separation is turned on, it displays rectangular blocks forming a V shape, as if recreating Vulcan’s “Live long and prosper” greeting (hands up, palms forward, fingers spread apart in the middle). Since the most famous Vulcan was Spock, the UR-120 is now known as Spock.
Once separated, the two cubes rotate on their axis and merge to show the new hour, so the satellite carousel rotates on its central axis, each satellite rotates in the opposite direction, and each cube rotates on its axis – a mechanical spectacle. Gold-plated lyre-shaped springs facilitate the splitting and merging of each cube.
The UR-120 steel and titanium case measures 44mm long, 47mm wide and 15.8mm thick, and consists of two interlocking parts, equivalent to the caseback and bezel, joined by transverse screws. Additionally, the case features articulated lugs. The UR-20.01 movement powers the UR-120; the satellite structure is mounted on the reliable base movement, a Zenith Elite automatic movement with a propeller-shaped Windfänger on the rotor to regulate the winding rate. As of today, no other UR-120 versions have been released. Healthy and Longevity · Prosperity!
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