Traveling at the speed of light, Urwerk’s latest model shows how long it takes for the sun’s rays to reach the eight planets in our solar system.
In a world filled with change and upheaval, numbers can provide reassurance. The speed of light is a constant and finite number, a value used to measure distances with extraordinary accuracy. Urwerk’s latest study of the UR-100V centers on the speed of light, or rather, the time it takes for the sun’s rays to reach eight planets. Of course, traveling at the speed of light requires a special ship, and the UR-100V has markings on its hull to indicate planets and the time it takes to receive the first rays of sunlight. The new UR-100V LightSpeed still gives us the hours and minutes here on Earth by spinning satellites, giving us a clearer picture of our relationship to other planets in the universe and our proximity to the sun.
The first UR-100 models proposed a journey through time and space, utilizing the minute hand on the hour satellite to display the Earth’s rotation and Earth’s revolution around the Sun over a 20-minute time frame. Launched in 2019, the UR-100’s astronomical indications may not be the most useful reference for Earthlings, but it fits co-founders Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner’s mission to introduce another dimension to time. Made from high-tech materials with different names – SpaceTime, Electrum, Full Titanium Jacket, Ultraviolet, Magic T – the new UR-100V LightSpeed combines time, space and light.
The UR-100V LightSpeed rotates around the constant speed of light, which has a numerical value of 299,792.458 km/s and is symbolically represented by the letter “c”. According to Martin Frei, the UR-100V LightSpeed is like wearing “a part of the universe on your wrist,” with a planetarium containing eight celestial bodies and the time it takes for the sun’s rays to reach each planet. For example, the sun’s rays take 8.3 minutes to reach Earth and 4.1 hours to reach Neptune.
Unlike the distances reported in earlier versions, these comparisons give us a clearer idea of our place in the universe. The UR-100V LightSpeed replaces the previous indications posted at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions, instead engraved with the names of the eight planets and the time it takes for the sun’s rays to reach them.
Hovering above the hovering hour mechanism is a new skeleton-domed black structure, conveying this message on two levels with a green indicator of the time and a white indicator of the planet. The outer disk is stamped with Mercury 3.2 minutes, Venus 6 minutes, Mars 12.6 minutes, Jupiter 43.2 minutes, Saturn 79.3 minutes, Earth 8.3 minutes, Uranus 159.6 minutes, and Neptune 4.1 hours.
Far from being a static indication of different times, there is another novelty. You can see little blue and green hands indicating different planets popping up in the cutout areas of the new dome structure. To perform this task, the hands are attached to one of three carrousel arms and complete a full circle around the dial in three hours. Once it reaches Saturn at 3 o’clock, it descends below the minute orbit and reappears on Uranus at 9 o’clock. where to watch moon
As with the display on other Urwerk models, the hours are indicated by three rotating satellites, complete with a red arrow minute hand that follows a 120-degree arc and is graduated from 0 to 60. For improved legibility, the hours and minutes are treated with blue-emitting Super-LumiNova.
The case remains true to the design of the earlier model, with its mid-day screw-down crown, but has new dimensions and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The watch has a diameter of 43mm, a length of 51.63mm and a thickness of 14.5mm. The case is made from 54 layers of ThinPly black carbon with a slightly mottled, matte finish, and the case back is DLC-treated titanium that has been sandblasted and sandblasted. Taking into account the protagonist role of the sun, the rotor is star-shaped.
The back of the watch showcases the caliber 12.02 automatic movement. The fully star-shaped rotor at the back is drilled and controlled by a profiled air screw called a Windfänger, which is used to minimize shock and reduce wear. The carrousel and triple base plate are crafted from ARCAP, an alloy that contains no iron and is non-magnetic. The automatic base movement is manufactured by Vaucher, has a vibration frequency of 28,800vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. replica watch for sale
Technical Specifications – URWERK UR-100V LIGHTSPEED
Case: 43mm wide x 51.73mm long x 14.55mm thick – Black carbon (54 layers ThinPly) – DLC treated titanium caseback, sandblasted and sandblasted – Sapphire crystal front and back – Noon screw-down crown – 50m water proof
Dial: Hours on 3 rotating satellites, red arrow minute indicator following a 120 arched orbit at 6 o’clock – the time required for the 8 planets and the Sun to reach them is printed on a black structure and is marked by blue and green hands indicating hours and minutes with blue Super-LumiNova luminous display
Movement: Caliber UR 12.02 – Automatic movement developed in collaboration with Vaucher with Windfänger propeller and internal display module – 40 jewels – 28,800vph – 48 hours power reserve – Beryllium bronze Geneva cross satellite hour display, aluminum turntable, ARCAP Turntable and Triple Base Plate Alloy – Black Drilled Star Aluminum Rotor
Strap: Red textured rubber with folding clasp