URWERK is known for a few signature components, the first being its striking, futuristic plan language. The second has to do with the really abnormal, not to say novel approach to show the time , on account of meandering hours and satellites – an idea presented on the brand’s first watches . Some of the time however, the two men behind URWERK, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei stray past their whimsical comfort zone with a line named “Special Projects” that doesn’t depend on meandering hour signs. Still super-strong, still unordinary, still very URWERK. This brought forth the UR-111C assortment and today we have the most recent form of this watch, the UR-111C Two-Tone.
Alternative methods of showing time by means of satellite hours on board futuristic vessels are URWERK’s signature. So when the brand presented the UR-111C back in 2018, it came as a surprise. No more satellites, no additional pivoting shows with retrograde indications… The UR-111C watches come without the signature satellite hour complication. In any case, it doesn’t come suddenly and honors one of the brand’s most striking watches, the previous King Cobra model . Introducing time in various organizations (direct and computerized) situated in various openings working on this issue, the other surprising feature of this watch is the new interface. Getting rid of an ordinary crown, Urwerk has consolidated a novel roller in the focal point of the case with an extractable switch to set the time.
The URWERK UR-111C was introduced in 2018 out of two forms , one in brushed and cleaned steel, the other in matte gunmetal-covered steel. It was trailed by a considerably seriously striking form in dark with red accents, the UR-111C Black Cobra – a top pick of Robert Downey Jr . Today, the brand adds another 25-piece restricted release to its developing assortment, with the new UR-111C Two-Tone – yet don’t anticipate two-tone during the 1980s way, blending steel and cleaned, sparkling gold. All things considered, it’s URWERK we’re talking about here.
This new form is a visual update of the all around existing models with new tones and wraps up. The instance of this UR-111C Two-Tone plays on its architectural plan to blend tones. The focal piece of the case is executed in brushed tempered steel with cleaned accents and furrows. So is the focal piece of the caseback, totally cleaned and, once more, textured. The sides of this two-tone watch are executed in matte dark PVD-covered hardened steel. Also, the watch is worn on a dark texture strap.
Other than that, we’re looking at a similar amazing development and plan, with three openings on the facade of the watch. Like a driver’s watch, the presentation of the UR-111C is intended to allow you to counsel the time without taking your hands off the controlling wheel or flight controls. Bouncing hours are perused on the left half of the dashboard on account of a pivoting cone that plays out an energetic hop on the hour.
Occupying a large portion of the dispensed space in the focal window is the direct portrayal of minutes set along a slanting track and read by a turning helix with a thick yellow marker. The barrel with the moment markers is fixed and has an askew cut in its center to uncover the situation of the skewed yellow marker and show the minutes. Behind the moment barrel is another, bigger barrel. On account of the curled spring, the drum with the yellow marker winds its way up the moment track and, after arriving at the red hour long marker, plays out a bigger, prompt hop back to zero driving the hours to hop ahead. At long last, the cone on the correct rehashes the moment readings in a turning show, furnishing the watch with two altogether different arrangements to counsel the minutes.
But that’s not all, as there are more things occurring with this URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone. On top sits a seconds sign, composed of two separate wheels with odd and even numbers. The pleasant thing here is the manner in which the digits appear to push facing the glass. Rather than a customary Cyclops focal point, Urwerk has played out a world-first in watchmaking by utilizing optical filaments (a picture course) situated 1/tenth of a millimeter over the numerals to make the dream of nearness, while truly the numbers are tucked away far below.
And then comes the manner in which you communicate with the watch. No old style crown here, however rather two exceptional features. First is a roller on top of the case to wind the development. Changing the time is finished by a similar roller when the small switch to the correct side of the case is released.
The development of the URWERK UR-111C is composed of an exemplary programmed base with 48h force hold and a 4Hz (28,800vph) recurrence. On top is a complex module that is created and amassed inside by URWERK.
Price and availability
The new URWERK UR-111C Two-Tone is a restricted release of 25 pieces. It will be valued at CHF 130,000 (excl. charges). More subtleties at urwerk.com .