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Urwerk launches new masterpiece
The unconventional Swiss watch brand, Urwerk, has recently unveiled a new version of its famous UR-100 model, this time with magnificent Gunmetal PVD finish details...
Limited to just twenty-five pieces, the Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal comes with a satellite configuration that this brand is known for, and looks even more interesting with the new finishing details. The UR-100 is a physical and conceptual representation of Earth rotating position, fixing you at one point as time and longitude move. When the minute hand completes its 60 minute journey, it reappears on a small twenty-minute 555-kilometer scale. This is a distance you can walk in twenty minutes if you stand on the equator as the Earth rotates around its axis.
Also, there is another scale that accompanies your journey through space as the planet rotates around the sun, traveling exactly 35,740 kilometres in twenty minutes. Time and distance are beautifully displayed on the sides of the dial, with hours and minutes in bright green, while distances are highlighted in white.
The Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal comes with satellite hours, with details created from beryllium bronze and an aluminium carousel. This beauty is powered by a Swiss automatic mechanism, URWERK caliber 12.01, with 39 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph and a decent 48-hour power reserve.
The complex mechanism is triggered by a carousel that carries hours written on three satellites. Each satellite is created with anodized aluminium that is sandblasted, while the carousel is made of ruthenium-coated sandblasted brass.
The structure on top of the satellite was also sandblasted and treated with aluminium, while the vibrant colors also got a SuperLuminova layer for easy readability. The Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal model will be available for purchase with a titanium or stainless steel case priced at CHF 48,800.
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