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URWERK presents the UR-106 Only Watch

For Only Watch 2015, which takes place in November, Urwerk has created a unique version of their UR-106 timepiece. The UR-106 features a newly designed satellite hour indication and moon phases. According to Urwerk, “The three arms each bearing four satellite hours successively pass over the minutes scale, giving a digital as well as an analogue indication of the time. This unique watch represents more than a technical and stylistic breakthrough; it highlights the social commitment of the independent brand.” The UR-106 “Only Watch” comes in a titanium case and steel bezel with black PVD coating and measures 35 mm wide by 49.4 mm long by 14.45 mm thick. The surface finishing includes circular graining, bead-blasting and satin finishing. The case is marked with “Edition spéciale.” Water-resistance is 30 meters.

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URWERK debuts the UR-105TA

Just yesterday URWERK debuted an all new collection called the UR-105TA. It features the brand’s Knight-shaped bezel, powered by a turbine automatic movement and offered in four different variations. All versions are presented in a black coated titanium case measuring (39.50 mm x 53 mm x 16.80 mm). And a black steel bezel is fitted to all but the RG (red gold) model. The Black Lemon and Black Orange feature bright (yellow or orange) lacquered hour satellites, minute track and caseback accents. The rose gold model has a black satellites and minute track, and rose gold accents on the caseback. The all black model, is as its name suggests: all black. The UR 5.02 movement’s automatic winding is regulated by dual air turbines (visible on the caseback), and controlled via a winding rate control lever on the back. The movement

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URWERK EMC Black

The Electro Mechanical Control (EMC) which URWERK designed over the course of 6 years to improve the chronometric precision of the movement — was originally unveiled in titanium in 2013 — and is now going to be available in a black DLC treated titanium and steel case. 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.

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The URWERK UR-105M “Iron Knight” And “Black Knight”

URWERK has just announced the UR-105M, a watch that uses four forged-aluminum satellites that slowly orbit the dial to indicate the time. It is available in two versions: the “Iron Knight” and the “Black Knight.” The first has a titanium case and steel bezel, and the second has a titanium case with black AITin-treated (aluminium titanium nitride) steel bezel. A darkened oversized crown at 12 o’clock controls the winding and time setting.

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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.

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

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.

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First Look: Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo

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."

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Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device Pocket Watch

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). The Urwerk Zeit Device UR-1001 comes in an ultra durable AITiN (Aluminium Titanium Nitride) coated stainless steel case. Inside, is a 51-jewel mechanical movement with a DLC treated mainplate and baseplate, as well as circular graining, Côtes de Genève and polished screw heads. Limited to 8 individually numbered pieces.

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The URWERK UR-110

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.

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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.

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