MrWatchMaster Opinion: Urwerk Special Project – UR111C

MrWatchMaster Opinion: Urwerk Special Project – UR111C

We love the slightly eccentric way that Urwerk see the world. The extraordinary vision of both Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, is like a breath of fresh air for the watch industry.

Incredible Attention To Detail

There has to be a strong bond with a mechanism that merges into your wrist: a machine becomes part of you and gives you information in return for energy. It’s an exchange. For this reason, we created a new interface with the watch. Instead of the conventional crown at the end of the stem, we conceived a roller integrated into the top of the case for a new sensation.” Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk, Co-founder and Master Watchmaker

Technical Details

Case Dimensions: Width 42mm x length 46mm x thickness 15mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water Resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM / 100’ / 30m movement
Caliber: selfwinding caliber with stop seconds
Jewels: 37
Escapemen: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28,800v / h – 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Anodized aluminum 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.

About Urwerk

Felix Baumgartner (co-founder and master watchmaker) and Martin Frei (co-founder and chief designer) first met in 1995 to discuss developing a watch. The young men were united by their common passion for measuring and portraying time. A long discussion, a sharing of philosophies and dreams, culminated in a decision to create their own vision of time. They founded URWERK in 1997 and presented their first timepiece with the AHCI at Baselworld that same year.

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