URWERK

We don’t try to bring out new versions of existing complicated mechanisms,” explains watchmaker Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of URWERK. “Our watches are unique because they are all designed as original works, which makes them rare and priceless. Our main aim is to go beyond the traditional horizons of watchmaking.” The original styling of each URWERK model is signed by chief designer Martin Frei, the company’s other co-founder. “I come from a background where creativeness has no limits. I am in no way prisoner of the traditional constraints of watchmaking, and I can therefore be freely inspired by my cultural heritage.”

Although URWERK is a young company established in 1997 (already 20 years old!) it is recognised as one of the forerunners of the new wave known as nouvelle horlogerie. Producing just 150 watches a year, the company sees itself as a craftsman’s studio where traditional expertise coexists with avant-garde styling. The company manufactures modern and complex watches that are unprecedented and in keeping with the most demanding criteria of fine watchmaking: independent design and research, advanced materials and handcrafted finishes.

The name URWERK comes from the ancient city of Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia, founded nearly 6,000 years ago where the Sumerian inhabitants first established units of time based on the shadows cast by its monuments. Ur in the German language also means primeval or original and Werk means an achievement or a mechanism. Thus URWERK can be translated as an original movement — a tribute to generations of watchmakers whose work has resulted in what we know today as haute horlogerie, or superlative watchmaking.

Some timepieces to
discover

Urwerk UR-100 C3PO Yellow Gold

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-100 takes us on a journey through both time and space, merging two concepts at the very core of URWERK. The UR-100 SpaceTime features URWERK’s iconic satellite display, differing in one significant way. After minute pointers on the hour satellites disappear, they pass between subsidiary dials to display astronomical indications: distance travelled on Earth and distance travelled by Earth.

  • Reference
  • UR100C3PO
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • Yellow Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 41mm x 49.7mm
  • Case thickness
  • 14mm
  • Caseback
  • sapphire glass
  • Movement
  • MOVEMENT UR 12.01 mechanical movement regulated by Planetary Turbine Automatic System
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4 Hz
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Functions
  • Wandering hour satellites, astronomic functions
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Yellow Gold
  • Retail Price
  • 65 000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-100 takes us on a journey through both time and space, merging two concepts at the very core of URWERK. The UR-100 SpaceTime features URWERK’s iconic satellite display, differing in one significant way. After minute pointers on the hour satellites disappear, they pass between subsidiary dials to display astronomical indications: distance travelled on Earth and distance travelled by Earth.

  • Reference
  • UR100GunMetal
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • GunMetal Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 41mm x 49.7mm
  • Case thickness
  • 14mm
  • Caseback
  • sapphire glass
  • Movement
  • MOVEMENT UR 12.01 mechanical movement regulated by Planetary Turbine Automatic System
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4 Hz
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Functions
  • Wandering hour satellites, astronomic functions
  • Bracelet material
  • Baltimora
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • DLC Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 53 000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-100 Black

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-100 takes us on a journey through both time and space, merging two concepts at the very core of URWERK. The UR-100 SpaceTime features URWERK’s iconic satellite display, differing in one significant way. After minute pointers on the hour satellites disappear, they pass between subsidiary dials to display astronomical indications: distance travelled on Earth and distance travelled by Earth.

  • Reference
  • UR100Black
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • DLC Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 41mm x 49.7mm
  • Case thickness
  • 14mm
  • Caseback
  • sapphire glass
  • Movement
  • MOVEMENT UR 12.01 mechanical movement regulated by Planetary Turbine Automatic System
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4 Hz
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Functions
  • Wandering hour satellites, astronomic functions
  • Bracelet material
  • Baltimora
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • DLC Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 53 000 €

Urwerk UR210 Gun Metal

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-210’s satellite complication with retrograde minute is both highly original and totally explosive. The principal feature is a high-tech, oversized, three-dimensional retrograde minute hand. Its function is to enclose the hour satellite and indicate the time as it transverses the 0-to-60-minute scale. This one-hour journey through time, tracing an arc of 120°, is smooth and fluid. But the true nature of the piece is revealed at the end of the 59th minute. Then a sharp distinct “click” signals the return of the minute hand to its starting point. In less than 0.1 of a second the hand flies back to dock with the next hour satellite. This ‘Gunmetal’ version – a limited edition of just 5 pieces – adds an even stronger monochrome aesthetic with its bracelet, which was developed specifically for URWERK. The radical UR-210 Gunmetal is uncompromising – it will be love at first sight for aficionados of avant-garde horology.

  • Reference
  • UR-210GM
  • Limited edition
  • 5 pieces
  • Case material
  • Stainless steel coated gunmetal PVD
  • Case diameter
  • 43.8 mm x 53.6 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 17,8 mm
  • Caseback
  • Stainless steel
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • UR-7.10
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 39 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4 Hz
  • Functions
  • Patented revolving satellite complication with wandering hour and three-dimensional retrograde minute hand; power reserve indicator; winding efficiency indicator.
  • Bracelet material
  • Stainless steel coated gunmetal PVD
  • Buckle type
  • Folding Clasp
  • Buckle material
  • Stainless steel coated gunmetal PVD
  • Retail Price
  • 160 000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR210 RG

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-210’s satellite complication with retrograde minute is both highly original and totally explosive. The principal feature is a high-tech, oversized, three-dimensional retrograde minute hand. Its function is to enclose the hour satellite and indicate the time as it transverses the 0-to-60-minute scale. This one-hour journey through time, tracing an arc of 120°, is smooth and fluid. But the true nature of the piece is revealed at the end of the 59th minute. Then a sharp distinct “click” signals the return of the minute hand to its starting point. In less than 0.1 of a second the hand flies back to dock with the next hour satellite. This ‘Rose Gold’ version is a limited edition of just 75 pieces . The radical UR-210 Rose Gold is uncompromising – it will be love at first sight for aficionados of avant-garde horology.

  • Reference
  • UR210RG
  • Limited edition
  • 75 pieces
  • Case material
  • Rose Gold
  • Case diameter
  • 43.8 mm x 53.6 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 17,8 mm
  • Caseback
  • Rose Gold
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Movement
  • UR-7.10
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 39 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4 Hz
  • Functions
  • Patented revolving satellite complication with wandering hour and three-dimensional retrograde minute hand; power reserve indicator; winding efficiency indicator.
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • DLC Steel
  • Retail Price
  • 161 400 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-105 CT “Maverick”

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The selfwinding Maverick in bronze and titanium is the latest version of URWERK’s UR-105 CT wandering-hour watch. It’s a watch made in honour of mad artists, eccentric inventors, people who think up world-changing ideas. The “Maverick” is a blank canvas or a lump of clay, ready to be imprinted with the personality of the owner and acquire the patina of his lifestyle. It is built to take the hard knocks of its transformation into the most personal of possessions. The assaults of the environment — hot, cold, damp or dry — as well as the hazards of everyday life only serve to improve its looks. The Maverick is thus destined to be your favourite watch because you will mould it to your image.

The Maverick features Urwerk’s signature wandering-hours complication in which the hours on satellites progress in turn along a track of minutes. Four satellites, each holding three hour numerals are mounted on an openworked rotating carousel. The rotation of the carousel and the sequential changing of the hours on the satellites are accomplished in silence and with smooth efficiency, thanks to an improved design. “In our previous models, the satellites were mounted on Maltese crosses and held on top by an orbiting cross,” explains Urwerk’s head watchmaker and co-founder, Felix Baumgartner. “We re-examined the design and found ways to improve it. You can feel the result when you set the time — no friction, no clicks, just the waltz of the satellites. Our work is hidden in the flow of the transmission through the gears.”

  • Reference
  • UR-105 CT "Maverick"
  • Limited edition
  • 22 pieces
  • Case material
  • Bronze & titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 39,5 x 53
  • Case thickness
  • 17,8
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • automatic system governed by twin turbines
  • Winding
  • automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • ARCAAP
  • Dial decoration
  • circular graining, sanding, brushing, chamfered screw heads. Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova
  • Functions
  • Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds. Power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • DLC titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 72000 € including 20% VAT

UR-105 CT “Kryptonite”

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Luminosity is at the heart of URWERK’s latest creation. Its name “Kryptonite” derives from the intense green light emitted from the hour markers. You have to slide the catch on the top of the case to reveal the mechanism of the UR-105 CT. It’s a wandering hour indication based on a new openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scale for an analogue and digital display of the time. A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the information displayed on the dial. The digital seconds are remarkable in that they indicate tens of seconds.

The mechanism was made using a photolithographic process, with each marker openworked to make it as light as possible. It thus weighs less than a tenth of a gram. Two pneumatic turbines on the back govern the selfwinding rate, which can be set with a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement of the wrist is harnessed to rewind the barrel springs. Turn the lever to STOP to disengage the selfwinding system and wind up the UR-105 using the crown.

  • Reference
  • UR-105 CT "Kryptonite"
  • Limited edition
  • 50 pieces
  • Case material
  • steel and titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 39,5 x 53
  • Case thickness
  • 17,8
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • automatic system governed by twin turbines
  • Winding
  • automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • ARCAAP
  • Dial decoration
  • circular graining, sanding, brushing, chamfered screw heads. Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova
  • Functions
  • Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds. Power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 69000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-105 CT “Streamliner”

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-105 CT is first of all a beautiful object that fits snugly in the palm of your hand. Its unique shape is a remarkable octagon with deep grooves along its length. The Art Deco influences are apparent in its geometric angularity and symmetry. As Martin Frei explains, “the Streamliner has a minimalist design with few frills and clean lines. In the initial drawings, I thought of the Empire State, the Chrysler and the Comcast buildings. That is why it has that vertical structure that seems to go on forever.”
You have to slide the catch on the top of the case to reveal the mechanism of the UR-105 CT. It’s a new wandering hour indication based on an openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scale for an analogue and digital display of the time. According to Felix Baumgartner, Streamliner is an apt name for this watch. “The UR-105 CT is a watch with a flexible design. When it is closed, it looks austere, with only the time indication visible. Open the protective cover and you delve into a metallic environment that is quite cold, yet you perceive a notion of speed and an effort at efficiency. The Streamliner’s carousel has been completely redesigned, becoming lighter, stronger and far more effective.”

Two pneumatic turbines on the back govern the selfwinding rate, which can be set with a lever. In the FULL position, the slightest movement of the wrist is harnessed to rewind the barrel spring. Turn the lever to STOP to disengage the selfwinding system and wind up the UR-105 using the crown. An intermediate position, RED (for reduced) engages the turbines to dampen the winding rotor and avoid overstressing the mainspring, if you are particularly active.

  • Reference
  • UR-105 CT "Streamliner"
  • Limited edition
  • 50 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 39,5 x 53
  • Case thickness
  • 17,8
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 meters
  • Movement
  • automatic system governed by twin turbines
  • Winding
  • automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • ARCAAP
  • Dial decoration
  • circular graining, sanding, brushing, chamfered screw heads. Hours and minutes painted in SuperLuminova
  • Functions
  • Wandering hours; minutes, digital seconds. Power reserve
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 69000 € including 20% VAT

EMC “X-Ray”

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The unorthodox EMC TimeHunter is a watch in the subversive URWERK tradition. This unique concept combines a precision mechanical movement with an electronic module that monitors its rate. Simply by pressing a button you discover whether your watch is running fast or slow and the amplitude of its balance. Furthermore, you can adjust it accordingly for optimum timekeeping.“We have perfected one of the most reliable way of regulating a 100% mechanical watch by making mechanics intelligent,” explains watchmaker Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of URWERK.

The intelligence comes from the interactive dialogue that links the watch to its owner. “In the EMC TimeHunter we have conceived and developed a purposefully accurate movement with an unusual balance-wheel and twin mainspring barrels for a constant power output,” he adds. “We then grafted on to this mechanism an electric monitor that tells the owner how his watch is performing. With this information, he can effectively control his EMC, adjusting it to the second.”

  • Reference
  • EMC "X-Ray"
  • Limited edition
  • 15
  • Case material
  • titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 43x51mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15.8mm
  • Caseback
  • Sapphire
  • Water resistance
  • 30 metres
  • Movement
  • Stacked double mainspring barrelscouple in series
  • Winding
  • Manual
  • Power reserve
  • 80 hours
  • Frequency
  • 80 hours 28'800 a/h /4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • ARCAAP
  • Dial decoration
  • openworked baseplace, Geneva stripes, snailing, sandblasting. Chamfered screw heads
  • Functions
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, rate indicator, amplitude, power reserve, index adjustment screw
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather
  • Buckle type
  • pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • titanium

Urwerk UR-111C TT

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

Ne vous attendez pas à « du conventionnel » en prenant la UR-111C en main. Elle affiche des caractéristiques fortes : double affichage des minutes – linéaire et trainante ; heures digitales sautantes ; secondes squelettées avec transmetteur optique. De plus, avec la UR-111C, vous ferez pour la première fois l’expérience d’une couronne nouvelle génération. Le système de remontage, un cylindre intégré dans la partie supérieure du boîtier, tient lieu de couronne de remontage.

Faire rouler ce long cylindre cannelé pour remonter sa montre est une sensation nouvelle. L’indication numérique des secondes de l’UR-111C est également une première mondiale. Les unités des secondes – squelettées pour plus de légèreté – sont reparties équitablement sur deux roues. Ces deux index vont s’imbriquer l’un dans l’autre afin d’illustrer une avancée du temps très graphique. La dernière touche portée à la UR-111C réside dans son boîtier. Pour emboîter un tel mécanisme dans un tel boitier dont le corps central est fait d’un seul tenant, il a fallu ruser. L’emboitage se fait donc sur la tranche.

  • Reference
  • UR-111C TT
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • stainless steel
  • Case diameter
  • 42 x 46 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15mm
  • Water resistance
  • 3atm
  • Winding
  • self winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium
  • Functions
  • JUMPING HOURS, RETROGRADE LINEAR MINUTES, DIGITAL MINUTES, DIGITAL SECONDS.
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather strap
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium DLC
  • Retail Price
  • 137000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-111C Black Cobra

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

In the URWERK tradition, none of the indications of the UR-111C watch are conventional: The minutes are shown in two different ways – linearly for eyes and digitally for precision. Never has a roller on the case performed the functions of the crown, nor have the running seconds meandered across a cluster of optical fibers. URWERK created a new interface with the watch. Instead of the conventional crown, they conceived a roller integrated into the top of the case.

Rolling the long fluted cylinder with your thumb to wind the watch is indeed a new sensation, but making it possible requires miniature gearing, complex articulations and intermediate wheels. The same applies to the original way of setting the time. Instead of pulling out a crown you swing out a lever from the side of the case and turn the roller in either direction. The hours and two versions of the minutes are displayed within glass sapphire covers along the side of the case so that you can see them at a glance without turning your wrist or letting go of the steering wheel.

  • Reference
  • UR-111C Black Cobra
  • Limited edition
  • 25 pieces
  • Case material
  • Stainless steel
  • Case diameter
  • 42 x 46 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15mm
  • Water resistance
  • 3 atm
  • Winding
  • self winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Aluminium
  • Functions
  • JUMPING HOURS, RETROGRADE LINEAR MINUTES, DIGITAL MINUTES, DIGITAL SECONDS.
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator leather strap
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium DLC
  • Retail Price
  • 137000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-111C Iron

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

In the URWERK tradition, none of the indications of the UR-111C watch are conventional: The minutes are shown in two different ways – linearly for eyes and digitally for precision. Never has a roller on the case performed the functions of the crown, nor have the running seconds meandered across a cluster of optical fibers. URWERK created a new interface with the watch. Instead of the conventional crown, they conceived a roller integrated into the top of the case.

Rolling the long fluted cylinder with your thumb to wind the watch is indeed a new sensation, but making it possible requires miniature gearing, complex articulations and intermediate wheels. The same applies to the original way of setting the time. Instead of pulling out a crown you swing out a lever from the side of the case and turn the roller in either direction. The hours and two versions of the minutes are displayed within glass sapphire covers along the side of the case so that you can see them at a glance without turning your wrist or letting go of the steering wheel.

  • Reference
  • UR-111C Iron
  • Limited edition
  • 25
  • Case material
  • steel
  • Case diameter
  • 42 x 46 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 15mm
  • Water resistance
  • 3atm
  • Winding
  • automatic
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium
  • Functions
  • Jumping hours, retrograde linear minutes, digital minutes, digital seconds.
  • Bracelet material
  • aligator leather strap
  • Buckle type
  • pin buckle
  • Buckle material
  • titanium
  • Retail Price
  • 137000 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR-T8

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

The UR-T8, which marks the 20th anniversary of the brand, is URWERK’s first transformable watch. A series of precise actions unlocks the case from its cradle, flips it over and returns it with a satisfying click to protect the time beneath a titanium shield. It then becomes a mystery object on your wrist. From its shape and its intriguing, highly textured pattern, it is impossible to guess that it is, or even could be, a wristwatch. Squeeze again the two buttons on the side of the case to release it, lift it vertically, rotate it 180° about its axis and click it back into its cradle to return to the present time. There you discover a new version of URWERK’s trademark wandering-hour indication — the most intuitive way of telling the time. The 12 hours in groups of four on a three-armed carousel successively sweep across the scale of 60 minutes to show the time both digitally and analogically. It is the biggest and most elaborate carousel configuration yet applied by URWERK.

  • Reference
  • UR-T8 Bicolor
  • Limited edition
  • 30 pieces
  • Case material
  • Titanium
  • Case diameter
  • 60.23 mm X 48.35 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 20,02 mm
  • Caseback
  • Titanium
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • black
  • Dial material
  • aluminium
  • Functions
  • Satellite complication with rotating hours modules mounted on planetary gears
  • Bracelet material
  • Alligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium DLC
  • Retail Price
  • 109800 € including 20% VAT

Urwerk UR106 Lotus

  • Description
  • Technical Specifications

URWERK watches have the reputation of being rare, technically advanced, elaborate to the point of complexity, and classy. However, one thing lacks among the various attributes of the brand — its watches are not seen as feminine… Until the UR-106 appears! The UR-106, is the first from the independent brand that is especially made for women. Elegant slender and graceful, it shows the sensitive side of URWERK’s nature. The UR-106 “Lotus” features the brand’s signature satellite hours in a guise never before seen. Three satellite hours wander across the dial to create the most graphic of horological blooms. A moonphase adds to the display. “We embarked on a stylistic exercise that was unprecedented for us. We have of course long considered what we regard as the ultimate challenge, because creating for women is indeed a perilous undertaking.

With its glittering gemstones and soft curves we created the UR-106 with one image in mind; that of the lotus flower, which in my imagination represents the beauty of women in all their complexity.” says Martin Frei, URWERK chief designer and co-founder.

  • Reference
  • UR-106 Black Lotus
  • Limited edition
  • 11 pieces
  • Case material
  • Polished stainless steel coated black PVD and black diamonds
  • Case diameter
  • 35 mm x 49,4 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 14,45 mm
  • Caseback
  • Titanium
  • Water resistance
  • 3 ATM
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 48 hours
  • Frequency
  • 4Hz
  • Dial color
  • Black
  • Dial material
  • Aluminium
  • Functions
  • Wandering hours, minutes and moonphases
  • Bracelet material
  • Aligator
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Polished stainless steel coated black PVD and black diamonds
  • Retail Price
  • 91000 € including 20% VAT

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