URWERK UR-105M: the “Iron Knight” and the “Dark Knight”
Urwerk has announced their latest creation, the UR-105M inspired by the legendary knights of the Middle Ages. An era when knights in shining armor, would risk their lives for honor and glory, with only their faith and shield for protection. The UR-105M embodies their gallant valor in a titanium and steel arena, the satellite hours conquering time in an eternal jousting tournament.
The new UR-105M, bears all design features that Urwerk got us used to: satellite hours gliding slowly along the minutes scale, an oversized crown at 12 o’clock, “oil change” service indicator on the back and unbeatable imagination.
The UR-105M features an impressive titanium body reinforced by steel armor. At the heart of its time display four satellites slowly orbit. Each of these satellites is visible during their 60-minute journey along the minute scale. A circular PEEK (PolyEtherEthercetone) canopy with openings enhances the current hour. Once the hour has elapsed, the satellite – guided by a Geneva cross – rotates and continues around its orbit for another three hours before returning to the center stage. Completing the indications, running seconds and power reserve are displayed laterally on the case band.
About the design of the UR-105M, Martin Frei, URWERK’s co-founder and artistic director, explains:
“The case of UR-105M was developed as an armor. The visible screws on the bezel not only bring a distinctive esthetic to the watch, but also tack the steel armor onto its titanium body. This shield protects the movement (the heart of the watch) from the outside world’s aggressions. For me, the parallel with the chivalrous imagery is obvious. You have the power of the bezel-armor generating a feeling of invincibility.”
The back of the watch will further reveal other displays, such as the “Oil change” indicator alerting when it is time to service the watch, a power reserve indicator and a fine-tuning screw.
The power reserve can be checked on the case band that will also have a seconds indicator.
The UR-105 case has two versions, the “Iron Knight” titanium with sand-blasted steel bezel and the “Dark Knight” titanium with AITin-treated steel bezel.
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