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The Superb Elegance of the Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum

The Superb Elegance of the Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum


At first look, the Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum is a “simple” three-hander. Try not to be tricked by apparently downplayed esthetics, in any case. Planning a delightful dress watch is certifiably not a simple errand. The unseen details are the main problem… and on account of this UJ 1140, subtleties are everywhere.

The Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum was introduced in 2015. Only a couple a long time after the securing of the brand by a gathering of Danish financial backers, the brand introduced five new varieties of the reference 1140: a rose gold with silver dial, a yellow gold with dark dial, a white gold with blue dial, a 40mm form of the GPHG 2014 best men’s watch victor with detent escapement and this (amazing) platinum version.

Superb two-tone dial

The first thing to grab my eye when going involved with this rich three-hander was the quality of its dial. Made of one strong silver plate, it is superb, planned and made flawlessly. The external part is round brushed (brossage for those anxious to fabricate their French watchmaking jargon) to get a glossy silk like completion. The middle is sanded (sablage) bringing about a matte surface, appearing differently in relation to the remainder of the dial. The moment and little seconds part rings are pearled utilizing a precious stone instrument. The little seconds sub-dial is hand-guilloché with a bushel weave (panier) pattern.

While the dial is silver-shaded and encased in white metal, it is rarely plain or exhausting. In actuality, it is brimming with subtleties and plays a great deal with differentiation and profundity. What’s more, the execution is basically impressive.

The angled cartouche is likewise round brushed. The hand-applied white gold Arabic numerals stand apart with their exquisite cursive typography. The numerals are bended and hand-cleaned, which makes an unobtrusive play of light.

The dial is matched with magnificently made blued-steel hands. The white gold “eye” on the hour hand is jewel cleaned and click-mounted. For additional insights concerning how Urban Jurgensen produces its hands, you can peruse our committed article here .

The signature Teardrop Lugs

At 40mm in width, the case will fit most wrists consummately. It is created in the noblest of all metals, platinum. Indeed, it is the consequence of a detailed assembling measure. It is a three-piece development with a somewhat domed sapphire gem and a sapphire caseback. The lovely tear drags are independently produced and patched to the center part, in a way which makes the welding line invisible.

Proprietary top of the line movement

Turning the watch over, the display caseback offers a sublime perspective on the restrictive Caliber P4 (made together with Chronode, only for UJ). This hand-wound development estimates 32mm x 5.20mm. Beating at 21,600 vibrations each hour, the enormous equilibrium is held set up under an openwork cross-over extension. The stop seconds instrument considers exact time setting. The two barrels can amass to 72 hours of force save. The enhancement incorporates fine anglage including sharp points, perlage, blued screws and Geneva stripes transmitting from the oscillator. The watch’s individual number is engraved on a little plate bolted to the movement.

The Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum comes on a croc lash. It is gotten to the wrist by a platinum pin clasp. A collapsing fasten is accessible on demand.


The Urban Jürgensen 1140L Platinum is an immortal, quintessential dress watch, yet with a curve. It is downplayed and exceptionally refined simultaneously. What makes it stand apart is the means by which it couples a rich, offset plan with a careful hand finish. The watch retails for EUR 39,500.

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