UR-100V IRON LIMITED EDITON OF 25 PIECES
The brand new UR-100 V IRON is here! One piece of the 25 limits is now available on the official URWERK-STORE.
Stripped back to the bare essentials: with a steel and titanium case, a monochrome look achieved with delicate finishing all done by hand. A combination of circular graining and sanding shot peening; chamfered screw heads and mirror polishing.
“The main reason to fall in love with a watch is an emotional reaction to its looks,” declares Martin Frei, URWERK’s chief designer and co-founder. “Beyond the complexity of its mechanism, we have tried to refine this watch as much as possible. The UR-100V IRON appears in all its naked glory, leaving only the light reflecting on the metal to reveal its beauty.”
In addition to URWERK’s trademark satellite configuration of the wandering hours and minutes, the UR-100V IRON brings your spin through space into sharp focus. When the minute's hand has completed its 60-minute journey, it reappears on a 20-minute scale of 555 kilometres. This is the distance you travel in 20 minutes if you are standing on the equator of our rotating planet. The opposite scale tracks your journey through space around the sun: 35,740km every 20 minutes.
In the display on the UR-100V Iron, time and distance are on a par, the hours and minutes in blue, and the kilometres in bright white.
Watchmaker and URWERK’s co-founder, Felix Baumgartner, reveals that he got the idea from a clock given to him by his father, Geri, a noted restorer of antique clocks. “It was made by Gustave Sandoz for the Universal Exhibition of 1893. Instead of showing the time, it showed the distance travelled by a point on the equator.”
Under the Dome
URWERK’s new calibre 12.02 drives the carousel carrying the wandering hours on three satellites. This new movement enabled a redesign of the carousel, bringing the hours closer to the minutes as they travel in succession along the 60-minute scale. The result is an easier and more intuitive reading of the time. This carousel, as well as the structure on top of the hours, are forged from anodised aluminium then sanded and shot-blasted, while the satellite screws are each circular sanded. The satellites rest on a carousel of sanded brass plated in ruthenium. The structure on top of the hours display is in sanded and shot-blasted aluminium. The self-winding rotor of the UR-100 is governed by a profiled airscrew known as the Windfänger.
A touch of colour
The UR-100V IRON wears a blue Alcantara strap, matching the blue of the numerals and markers. After the sunlight fades, the blue display shines with a bright blue SuperLumiNova. With the space-time indications in green.
For Felix Baumgartner, the 100V IRON sums up tradition and simplicity. He feels, "The finishings; satinée, polishing, micro sandblasting all of which are executed in-house by hand by one trained URWERK employee, this to me embodies tradition. Simplicity comes from the time pared-back time display. We moved the hour numbers as close as possible to the minute dial, this enables extreme intuitive time reading."
Many owners of URWERK watches will recall our early models. The UR-100 carries their DNA, adopting some of the stylistic elements and deconstructed them.
Martin Frei explains “For example, the steel dome of our early models is now in transparent sapphire crystal. The hard outlines of the titanium and steel case highlight its perfection. Because I’m always at odds with the dictates of symmetry, I have used different proportions to catch the eye,”
Now is your chance
You can join URWERK and time-travel with us! Just one piece of the UR-100 V IRON is available to purchase right now on our online store.
URWERK UR-100: Technical Specifications
Case: Titanium and stainless steel.
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.
Strap: Alcantara, backed with calf leather.
Glass: transparent sapphire crystal Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM/3 Bar)
We have you covered; as a thank you for selecting URWERK Pre-Owned we ship anywhere in the world free of charge.
Nice and Simple. But remember we don't cover local import taxes and duties, these are the responsibility of the client. So please before making a purchase check with your local authorities regarding any possible fees.
Watches will be shipped using the best courier service based on your location. Please note, deliveries are not made on Bank Holidays or Sundays. Please allow additional time, if ordering on or near public holidays or weekends. Delivery will commence once payment is secured depending on payment type.
Please check that the shipping address is correct as we are unable to redirect orders once they're in transit, and we are unable to deliver to PO.box numbers.
Before we can despatch your purchase, we may need to confirm your details with your card issuer. Please ensure that your billing address matches that kept on record with your card issuer. We will do our best to minimise any delay. Occasionally we may need to contact you to confirm additional security details before shipping your order.
Your purchase is insured whilst in transit until it is delivered to you. We require a signature for any goods delivered, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you do not receive the goods in person (i.e. for gift orders or where an item has been signed for by a concierge/reception desk) then the person who signs for the package confirms receipt and is accountable for the package.
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.
In the rare event that you’re not totally in love with your URWERK purchase, please contact us by calling +41 22 900 20 25 and we will talk you through our returns process.
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.)
Please contact us on +41 22 900 20 25 as soon as you become aware of a fault.
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.