A new Urwerk watch can tell you your space travel distance with its UR-100V model
Form and function in perfect harmony.
Its eye-catching design will have horologists scrambling for Urwerk's latest addition to its UR-100 series.
Steel and titanium are forged together to form the UR-100 V Iron's unique 41mm case, which is entirely finished by hand. A minimal, angular silhouette frames the brand's signature rotating face with a contrasting frame. From all angles, the interplay between texture and geometry leaves a lasting impression.
According to Martin Frei, “Urwerk’s chief designer and co-founder, we have taken some of our first creations and deconstructed them. A transparent sapphire crystal dome replaces the steel dome of our early models. In my work, I always challenge the dictates of symmetry. The hard outlines of the titanium and steel case highlight its perfection. As a result, I use different proportions to draw attention to the watch.”
As you move through space, you can see how far you have traveled with Urwerk's unique satellite style with wandering hour and minute markers. The minute hand appears on a 20-minute scale of 555 kilometers when it has completed its 60-minute journey. This is the distance one travels on Earth's equator in 20 minutes. You travel 35,740 km every 20 minutes through space around the sun on the opposite scale.
A gift given to Felix Baumgartner by his father inspired him to come up with a geographical complication. Gustave Sandoz's antique 1893 clock measures the distance traveled by a point at the equator rather than time as it does today.
Its internal components are innovative, despite resembling some of the brand's earliest models in terms of design. This self-winding movement enabled the carousel to be redesigned, making the hours more visible along the 60-minute scale, so it was easier to read the time. A UR-100 V Iron watch with 40 jewels and 48 hours of power reserve is available for $52,470.