UR-105 TANTALUM HULL
FOR ALL ETERNITY
Far from being the torment of Hellenic mythology or an antonomasia, the tantalum used here for the casing of this final series is a pleasure to the eye thanks to its unique hues.
True to its limited production principles, Urwerk is ending its 105 collection with an exclusive new variation. The UR-105 Tantalum Hull (TTH) thus brings to a close a chapter started in 2014. The particularity of this model resides in the composition of its 53×39.5×17.8mm octagonal case combining titanium and tantalum. This transitional metal is distinctive not only for its hardness, corrosion, and temperature resistance properties, but also for its unique blue-gray aesthetic. This combination protects the satellite time display driven by a Geneva cross structure machined in beryllium bronze and a skeletonized aluminum carousel. Lifting the cover situated above the sapphire crystal reveals a section of the mechanism. As with the previous timepieces, the minutes are indicated on an arc-shaped scale.
As with all of the references in the range, this series, limited to 12 timepieces, is powered by the UR 5.03 caliber controlled by a double turbine. These are revealed by turning over the sophisticated case. A selector enables choosing the type of winding. In the “Full” position, the mechanism recharges at the slightest movement of the wrist. In “Stop” mode, this automatic system is deactivated. The timepiece accumulates the necessary energy through the crown thus restoring its 48-hour power reserve.
The UR-105 TTH is combined with a Vulcarboné© rubber strap made by a specialized manufacturer. Its workmanship guarantees resistance and comfort.
Price: CHF 77,000 pretax
By Dan Diaconu
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