UR-100 Gold Edition "C3PO"
As you can tell by the name our first golden UR-100 was inspired by Star Wars and the shiny gold bumbling but loveable protocol droid C3PO.
The UR-100 intergalactic saga recounts the adventures of an atypical time instrument, written, produced, and directed by the horological studio URWERK. Approaching light speed, the UR-100 pushes the boundaries of technology, design, indications, and functionality.
The UR-100 Gold Edition
First and foremost, the UR-100 is slim – extra-flat for a satellite-geared watch – with angular contours; it’s an elongated octagon with three notched sides. The form uses subtle asymmetry, taking clues from Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. This UR-100 is cut from a solid block of 2N yellow gold, it's surface satin-finished to the same pale shine as the Star Wars droid. Topping the case is a sapphire crystal bubble reminiscent of the shape of the first URWERK models, the dome housing the control centre of this intergalactic visitor.
The UR-100 Gold Edition
Like all URWERK’s the UR-100 has been influenced by science fiction. Co-founder Martin Frei’s father worked on the Apollo Lunar Rover for NASA, and this achievement left an indelible mark, and you can see from the design that inner sci-fi geek is in full force.
Cut from a solid block of 2N yellow gold, and satin-finished this UR-100 has the same pale shine as the Star Wars droid it takes its moniker from. The UR-100 C3PO’s has a slim design – extra-flat for a satellite-geared watch – with angular contours; it’s an elongated octagon with three notched sides. The form uses subtle asymmetry, taking clues from Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. Topping the case is a sapphire crystal bubble reminiscent of the shape of the first URWERK models, the dome housing the control centre of this intergalactic visitor.
"Science fiction has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration since the creation of URWERK," explains co-founder Martin Frei. “I have been a sci-fi geek since childhood. My father was an engineer and worked on incredible projects, including the Apollo Lunar Rover. He was my hero and left me his love of the cosmos and his dreams. "
The UR-100’s astrophysics govern the URWERK universe with rotating satellites displaying the hours and minutes. Isochronal revolutions create a miniature cosmic ballet, the hour satellites also displaying minutes as they traverse 120 degrees across the bright green scale. A bold red arrowhead marks the confluence of hours and minutes, offering a unique, highly legible, and intuitive time display. Even while manoeuvring at light speed, the automatic winding system is never overloaded thanks to the Windfänger’s regulation of the oscillating mass: this planetary gear limits the speed of rotation of the rotor, minimising both excessive winding and wear and maximising reliability and lifespan.
And last, but certainly not least, are the discreet spacetime indications on each side of the top of the dome’s periphery, which are both essential for intergalactic voyages and unique on planet earth. After each of the three red minute arrowheads passes the numeral 60 they disappear and then reappear again on two separate kilometre scales. The first display at 9 o'clock marks the 555 km travelled along the equator during 20 minutes of the earth’s rotation, the second display at 3 o'clock indicates the distance – 35,740 kilometres – travelled by the earth as it orbits the around the sun over 20 minutes. Spacetime never looked so good; Einstein would be proud!
Felix Baumgartner's thought on the Spacetime - “We live in a universe governed by three dimensions — time, rotation, and orbit — that we attempt to measure and master, but what escapes us is this notion of spacetime.”
Lighting Up Space
The dial of the UR-100 C3PO lights up space with its bright green Super-LumiNova. And fixes to your wrist securely with a croc-leather strap. For shipping reasons your C3PO will be shipped one a kevlar style, Baltimora weave strap and the leather sent separately.
Join the Rebellion
Now is your chance to become a member of the resistance, and fight the dark side! We have one piece 25 limited edition of the UR-100 C3PO available from our brand new novelty collection, safely and securely from the official URWERK-STORE.
Your purchase of this new timepiece is covered by our original 4-year manufacture warranty, and free shipping directly you.
May the Force be with you!
URWERK UR-100: Technical Specifications
Case: 18k 2N yellow gold.
Dimensions: Width 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Movement: Caliber UR 12.01 with automatic winding system regulated by URWERK’s proprietary Windfänger system with helical and planetary gearing.
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Aluminum satellite hours on titanium Geneva crosses
Triple bridges in ARCAP
Indications: Satellite hours; minutes; distance traveled on the Earth's equator in 20 minutes; distance traveled by Earth on its orbit around the sun in 20 minutes.
Glass: transparent sapphire crystal Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM/3 Bar)
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Watch Strap Leather
Please be aware that due to the protection of endangered species our watches cannot be shipped on Alligator leather straps. As this can result in major delays in you receiving your new purchase. If you do want to purchase a leather strap for your URWERK please contact us via the contact page and let us know and we will try our best to help.
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Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist are confirmed.
1. All tags and labels are in place and haven’t at any point been removed from the product.
2. The watch or strap is unworn. Products are free of any marks, scratches that were not there at the time of shipping.
3. All instructions, guarantees, presentation packaging etc. are in the same condition as before shipping.
4. Returns are made to us within 14 days (URWERK does not cover the cost of returns; this falls to the client. Returning a product needs to be done by an official courier and be fully insured with a tracking number.)
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RECEIVING A REFUND
Once the item has been returned to URWERK for inspection and approval please allow up to 14 days from the date of receipt for the refund to be processed. Funds will be credited to the original payment method used.