UR-220 C81 "PROJECT FALCON"
September 15th, we launched a newcomer into the orbit of our Satellite collection: the UR-220' C81 Falcon Project.'
Recently we launched the UR-210 FINAL, our swan song to one of our most popular watch collections. Now comes its successor! The UR-220 is an evolution, thinner, more ergonomic and super light. With some new upgrades. As we look to the future and our own past spirit for the creation that is the UR-220!
Manually wound, with a control board on its back, the new UR 220 goes back to URWERK's earlier technologies in a case that is sleeker, more ergonomic and as stunning as ever. One exceptional feature is the return of the Oil Change indicator in a new guise.
Starting on the back of the UR-220, the Oil Change indicator returns after years of absence. Taking the shape of a numerical counter calibrated in months, shown on two adjacent rollers, (imagine a James Bond bomb timer). The log of the movement's running time is started by the owner of the watch, who removes a security pin (remove before flight!) and then press the pusher on the back. From then on, the counter displays the accumulated running time of the watch in months. When it reaches 39 months, it is time to take the UR-220 in for a service and oil change. URWERK's watchmakers will set the counter back to zero and replace the pin at the end of the service.
"It's more than a numerical counter making a cold tally of the months," says Felix Baumgartner, URWERK's co-founder. "The Oil Change indicator tells you for how long your watch has actually been working on your wrist and reflects the energy you have fuelled it with every day. It connects you with your watch."
The unbearable lightness of carbon
Moving on to the case another first for URWERK, the UR-220 is clad in carbon. Adopting a high-tech transformation of this common element. The result is an extremely tough but featherweight case, composed of 81 (C*81) ultra-thin layers of high-resistance 150g CTP carbon compressed into a hard resin. The layered carbon structure of the UR-220 has a pattern all of its own.
"I wanted to have the finest possible pattern traced along the length of the UR-220's case," explains Martin Frei, URWERK's other co-founder. "We, therefore, needed a special kind of carbon in layers that are not only parallel but as thin as possible. The concentric pattern you can see on the surface of the UR-220 is the result of this choice. The carbon layers underscore the curves of the sapphire-crystal glass of this watch. In terms of style and technique, this UR-220 is just the way I wanted it."
Carrousel and switchback
The UR-220 adopts the patented satellite indication of its predecessor, in which the wandering hours are indicated on three rotating cubes. In turn, they pick up the minutes pointer as they enter the 120° scale of 60 minutes. At the end of the hour, the minute's pointer leaps back to the start of the scale to be picked up by the next hour. To minimise the inertia of the retrograde minutes, each side of the pointer has been pierced to make it as light as possible. The only other indication on the dial is that of the power reserve. This is displayed on two up/down gauges, each of 24 hours. When the movement is wound, the right-hand gauge reacts first. As soon as it shows 24 hours of power reserve, the left-hand gauge takes over. Splitting the power reserve indication turned out to be a complicated task, requiring 83 mechanical parts.
With the UR-220's strap, URWERK again ventures into new territory. It is the company's first rubber strap and therefore has to be something special! Cured, moulded and textured by the Vulcarboné© process which gives it a soft-touch like velvet. Many years of research into nano-textures were needed to create this effect. Then the strap is stitched and finished by hand to ensure supreme comfort, strength and appearance.
The smallest detail
No detail can be neglected, especially not the numerals of the UR-220. Martin Frei has designed new typography. In the livery of URWERK's radioactive green, the new design makes the hours and minutes even sharper. Finding inspiration in the graphics of contemporary video sci-fi games.
Make it unique
On the case back there the LTD plate signifying its limited production. This can be changed, our in-house engraver can put any 3 initials of your choice making it unique to you. (your UR-220 will delivered with one "plate" LTD + fitted with your unique 3 initial plate.
From the UR-STORE
Now available for the first time on the URWERK.STORE we have one brand new UR-220 C81 'Falcon Project.' Backed with a manufacture 4-year international warranty!
Ready to be shipped directly to you. Now is your chance to acquire this limited production piece. If you have any more questions or would like more information, please use the enquire button to contact us.
URWERK UR-220 FALCON PROJECT Technical SpecificationsCase: Carbon CTP (Carbon Thin Ply) – 81 layers
Dimensions: Width: 43.8mm; length: 53.6mm; depth: 14.8mm
Movement: Calibre UR-7.20, developed by URWERK
Indications: Wandering hours on a satellite complication ( URWERK patent). 3D retrograde minutes hand. Double power-reserve indicator (48 hours)
Hours, minutes and markers painted in Super-LumiNova®
Controls: Two-position winding and setting crown Winding regulator on the back
Bracelet: Vulcarboné© cured rubber, reference “Kiska” with black DLC buckle; Velcro© fastening
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