The UR-210 – Last edition offers a fusional interaction between the owner and the watch.
After eight years of manufacture, the UR-210 has become an icon of URWERK, one of the most avant-garde watchmaking brand crafting Haute Horlogerie time machines. Inspired by the marine chronometer, the UR-210 Final has one of the largest retrograde systems available. The turbines on the UR-210 are inspired by the regulators used in grande sonnerie movements.
The extremely three-dimensional volume and crystal dome is pure URWERK, all while offering highly legible graphics and indications.
“The UR-210 represents a serious accomplishment for URWERK. This timepiece opens a new chapter in the evolution of our complications. It doesn’t just measure a universal value in a completely original way, but starts a real dialogue between the watch and its wearer,” shared Urwerk co-founder, Felix Baumgartner.
The UR-210 features an entirely new type of automatic winding efficiency indication that has been granted a patent. It indicates whether the user has generated enough power over the last two hours of use to keep the UR-210’s mainspring sufficiently wound. It is a very personal indication that changes with the wearer’s actions. The more you move, the more your watch displays appreciation by indicating green. This is a sentimental indication between the wearer and their watch.
“I like the idea of a fusional interaction between an owner and their watch. The UR-210 displays the time, provides a visual spectacle of its operation, and helps its wearer learn a little more about themselves: it’s a pedometer for the wrist.” – Martin Frei, Urwerk co-founder.
“We wanted it to be oversized, to the limit of the possible. The UR-210 retrograde hand is a complex mechanism that docks with the hour satellites while indicating the minutes. The first tests were epic. The system was so extraordinary, and the force released so strong, that it overpowered the mechanics. We had to refine the system to find just the right compromise between power and speed to finalize the design. To appreciate the complexity of this movement in full, you must not only observe the minute hand fly back from 60 to 0, but listen to it too. It’s the sharp “clack” it makes that signals the beginning of each new hour.” Felix Baumgartner.
The UR-210 – Last edition
- Case: steel and titanium with black DLC coating (Length 53.6mm; width 43.8mm; height 17.8mm)
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3ATM/30m.
- The UR-210 – Last edition – The Movement:
Escapement; Swiss lever;
Balance wheel: Monometallic;
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz;
Balance spring: Flat
Power source: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours;
Winding: Automatic winding dampened by turbines
Materials: Baseplate in ARCAP P40; three-dimensional minutes hand in aluminum with brass counterweight; central cylindrical spring in steel; hours satellites in aluminum; central carrousel and screws in grade 5 titanium; central carrousel
Baseplate: sanded, circular-grained, black coated;
Satellites: satin-finished, polished ruthenium coated;
Central carrousel: black coated sandblasted, satin finish;
Dial: black and ruthenium coated with green and orange indexes;
Screws: chamfered and polished heads.
Patented satellite complication showing wandering hours; three-dimensional minutes hand; power-reserve indicator; patented winding efficiency indicator.
Hours, minutes and markers painted in Super-LumiNova®
- Controls: Two-position winding and setting crown; Winding regulator on the back
- Price: CHF 137’000.00 (Swiss francs / no tax added) / 144,006.59 United States Dollar.