From time to time, we happen to come across certain timepieces that really manage to take our breath away, and that's exactly the case with the device you'll read about as follows, namely the Urwerk UR-110 Torpedo Watch, that not only provides quite an impressive overall look, but also a couple of unique features that will surely impress the “haute horlogerie” fans out there.
So, as BornRich reports
, the watch sports a Grade 5 titanium with bezel in 316L stainless steel, accompanied by a two position crown and crown lever, and indicates hours by satellites, minutes by integrated hands and small seconds, while also sporting an Oil Change indicator (design to alert for service intervals) and a Day/Night indicator.
The case of the UR-110 isn't exactly small, the timepiece measuring 47mm x 51mm x 16mm, and is apparently resistant to water pressures of up the 3ATM, although we don't really envision that many people taking this thing along when going for a swim.
It's also important to mention that the UR 9.01 mechanical movement powering the UR-110 has three levels of complexity, namely a central carousel providing the mechanism with stability and equilibrium, a planetary gearing assuring the parallel rotation of the three hour satellites as they orbit the dial and three counter-rotating hour modules, each comprising an hour satellite, minute hand and counter balance, mounted on a planetary gear.
also sports an automatic winding system regulated by fluid dynamics of dual air turbines, that minimize shocks when the uni-direction winding system is winding and minimize wear when the winding rotor is freewheeling in the opposite direction.
Urwerk has not provided any pricing information regarding their brand-new UR-110 watch, but given the level of complexity this thing provides, not to mention its sheer technological beauty, we shouldn't really expect it to come cheap.