The company’s brainchild is created in the tradition of indicating time by means of orbiting satellite complications on planetary gears. They feature hour and minute modules, which evoke torpedoes.
The new Urwerk watch has the time displayed on its right side. The satellites follow a vertical line, marked with a graduation from 0 to 60, in a downward motion. This very structure enables the user to view the time without pulling back his cuff or sleeve. The watch face also offers running seconds, a day/night display and an oil-change indicator.
All the functions are driven by a self-winding UR 9.01 caliber movement, built on 46 jewels. It operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The caliber incorporates a monometallic balance wheel, a flat balance spring and a single mainspring barrel, which ensures a 39-hour power reserve.
Integrated within the movement is also a unidirectional winding rotor coupled with twin turbines. Its decorative elements include circular-grained and diamond-polished surfaces as well as chamfered and polished screw heads.
The heart of the new Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo Champagne Supernova watch is beating inside a grade 5 titanium case with the dimensions of 47mm x 51mm x 16mm. Its bezel is done in 316L sand-blasted stainless steel, coated with Zirconium Nitride. The latter is a champagne-colored high-performance ceramic treatment, which provides superb scratch, wear and corrosion resistance.
At 3 o’clock, the case features a two-position winding crown, equipped with a cover. The water-resistance of the model is assured down to 3 atm.
Issued in a limited edition of just 12 pieces, the new Urwerk watch is teamed with a black leather strap.