Watchmaking: URWERK EMC (Electro Mechanical Control)

August 28, 2013 | URWERK, Watchmaking

Watchmaking: URWERK EMC (Electro Mechanical Control)

Today, URWERK unveiled “the world’s first precision mechanical watch in which the timing can be both monitored and adjusted by the user to suit their lifestyle.” The Electro Mechanical Control (EMC) movement was designed over the course of 6 years, with the goal to improve accuracy and precision. Their goal was achieved with a special balance and barrels. The balance wheel is made from ARCAP, which is a non-magnetic, corrosion resistant alloy of copper and nickel. The geometry of the balance wheel maximizes the aerodynamics and minimizes loss over time. It beats at 4 Hz and is powered by dual barrels that are vertically mounted on a single shaft. The result, is an 80-hour power reserve with consistent power delivery.


The Urwerk UR-210 Maltese Falcon, With World's First Winding Efficiency Indicator

September 13, 2012 | URWERK


The Urwerk UR-210, aka Maltese Falcon, with a world's first winding efficiency indicator.

In the upper right quadrant of the dial, the Urwerk UR-210 has a traditional power reserve indicator. In the upper left quadrant, is the brands new winding efficiency indicator. It indicates to the wearer, the winding efficiency over the last two hours.


First Look: Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo

October 12, 2011

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Urwerk has just announced a special Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) edition of their UR-110 Torpedo. The UR-110 ZrN Torpedo is limited to just 12 pieces available exclusively at Chronopassion, Marcus, The Hour Glass and Westime.

The case is made of Grade 5 titanium with a 316L sandblasted stainless steel bezel treated with Zirconium Nitride (47 mm x 51 mm x 16 mm). "ZrN is for Zirconium Nitride: A champagne-coloured high-performance ceramic machine tool coating which, while only a few microns thick, is very hard (2000 Vickers); provides excellent scratch, wear, and corrosion resistance; and exhibits good lubricity and ductility. The ZrN coating is vapour- deposited over the sandblasted steel bezel to provide the timepiece's distinctive frosted pale gold effect."


Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device Pocket Watch

August 24, 2011 | URWERK


Today, Urwerk has introduced a modern interpretation of the pocket watch. Not your typical pocket watch though. An ultra complicated pocket watch that keeps track of not only hours, minutes, seconds, day/night, date, month and year - it also displays the century (100 years) and millenium (1,000 years).



January 29, 2011 | URWERK



URWERK recently unveiled their newest timepiece, the UR-110. As usual, the design and case shape have the signature controversial ultra modern design, a genre they invented. Their timepieces generally look like some sort of spaceship, much like the work done at MB&F, and this new timepiece is no different. Beyond the crazy design is a fully functional mechanical timepiece, and to me, that is the real beauty of these watches - how they work that is. And of course, the unique way in which they tell time.


Urwerk UR-202 White Shark

July 14, 2010 | URWERK

Urwerk UR-202 White Shark

Time is monochrome on the UR-202 White Shark, with its case, dial and hour satellites all in an original shimmering silver/white hue emitted by titanium, steel and ARCAP. The White Shark, is a timepiece unadorned with no makeup, its only ornament is its technicality. The White Shark, eschews colourful display to concentrate focus on l'art mécanique. 

The black numbers of the hours on the satellites stand out clearly against the light background; however one number of the 12 hour digits is the bright red exception to the rule that identifies the individual piece number in this limited edition of 12. The White Shark, a limited edition of 12 pieces, is available exclusively from Chronopassion (Paris), The Hour Glass (Singapore) and URWERK.