MECHANICAL TOUR DE FORCE
Félix Baumgartner and Martin Frei expanded the Special Project collection with a creation that is disruptive both in its singular design and its innovative mechanism. Its weight? Only 25.5 g!
Complexity meets simplicity. Once again, Urwerk is challenging the classic presentation of time with its new model, the UR-112 “Aggregat”. Its rectangular casing measuring 42x51x16mm, with sober lines, has a side display like that of a “casquette” watch, here it is entirely digital. The dial features jumping hours on one side and trailing minutes on the other, all graduated from 5 to 5. These Super-Luminova®-coated numerals are positioned on satellite prisms machined from beryllium bronze, a highly resistant copper alloy. An ingenious gearing system generates the energy required for their rotation. The timepiece also harbors more than one secret. By pressing a button located in the case middle, a titanium cap lifts up, revealing the 48-hour power reserve indicator. The wearer also reveals a small digital second hand housed on a silicon disk.
Inside this futuristic display casing, whose design is reminiscent of creations from the Streamline Moderne architecture, the UR-13.01 caliber is at work. The construction of this hand-wound movement is unusual in that it has a long transmission rod connecting the cylinder and the timekeeping information. Each receives the appropriate amount of energy to advance.
The first limited edition of 25 pieces of the UR-112 is offered in an elegant and mysterious matte, black, and gray composition.
Price: CHF 250,000 pretax
By Dan Diaconu
Did you like this article?