Urwerk UR-100V “Blue Planet”

Clocks, astronomy and blue are everywhere.

Since the late 1990s, Urwerk’s founders Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner have been pioneers of modern, independent watchmaking, and have long used their unique creativity to resist traditional Swiss conservative watchmaking norms. result? Clocks influenced by science fiction are larger than ordinary clocks, can be easily identified throughout the room, and are usually priced in excess of six digits.

However, these elements that define the brand have been simplified and overhauled in the fall of 2019, when Urwerk launched the first UR-100, which is a model that returns to the basics, combining its visual complexity with the most regarded as the brand’s most The wear-resistant case has been designed on a par. More importantly, the Urwerk field opened up a new entry point. Six watches and 19 months later, we now show you the latest version of the UR-100, which inherits the wearable UR-100 outline of the satellite dish time display system of the same name, Urwerk-but now, it has implemented all blue The colored pattern Urwerk UR-100V “Blue Planet” is a limited edition.

Urwerk will not do anything modest-this is one of the reasons we like the brand so much. Therefore, when Urwerk jumped onto the blue trend, the result was simple, which is not surprising. Almost every aspect of UR-100V is blue, including flame blue screws and blue PVD-coated titanium steel case. The aluminum conveyor belt is matt dark blue, as are the three pyramids and multiple bridges that make up the time display. One of the few non-blue elements? Urwerk’s fluorescent yellow and green arrow pointers represent meteors.

This brings us back to the name of UR-100V: “Blue Planet”. Urwerk’s watch is no stranger to stand out from the world of science fiction (remember the golden color UR-100 inspired by C-3P0 on the surface?), but the name of UR-100V is closer to home. Frei and Baumgartner cited some of the information they used when designing the UR-100V, including Giotto’s blue sky and Baumgartner’s father (he is a A prestigious watchmaker) pioneered the unique heat treatment technology, which uses the sand of Corsica and can be tempered with blue screws on the UR-100V. But the real inspiration comes from the name. Planet Earth, a unique blue marble in the sky.

Blue is the color that surrounds us, and it also surrounds us.

The UR-100 series has implemented this naming convention. If you remember our previous report, it has a pair of unique astronomical displays and traditional hours and minutes, which is very suitable.

The time is of course indicated by three digital pyramids, which gradually pass step by step on the minute dial and are visible on the lower part of the dial (the time on the upper wrist is displayed as 10:13). But this is what happens after every hand has spoken time, which makes UR-100 so striking in space and time and astronomy. After an hour, the hand that was actively displaying the time disappeared under a large shield, and a novice started at the zero mark to indicate the beginning of the next hour.

A few minutes later, the original hand appeared in a small opening again to indicate the first celestial complication: how far the earth has rotated on its axis. This 20-minute scale is located between 9 o’clock and 11 o’clock on the display of a traditional perfect Fake Watches, highlighting that the wearer will rotate 555 kilometers when standing on the equator. While the original measurement is being performed at the same time, the other hand is working on the other side, close to the traditional two o’clock position of the dial. The third hand calculates the distance of the earth’s orbit around the sun, which is approximately 35,740 kilometers every 20 minutes.

Then, Urwerk’s “Blue Planet” can not only tell you its time on our own blue planet, but also tell you its rotation distance on the axis and the distance it travels along the orbit. Among its new all-blue hues, we think Urwerk’s “Blue Planet” is the most eye-catching interpretation of the UR-100 series.

Model: Urwerk UR-100V “Blue Planet”
Reference: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes; wandering hours with indication of distance of the Earth’s rotation at the equator, and of the Earth’s passage along its solar orbit
Material: Titanium and stainless steel with a blue PVD finish
Dimensions: 41mm width; 49.7mm length; 14mm thickness
Caseback: blue PVD-coated titanium with sapphire crystal
Dial: Orbital satellite hours turning on Geneva crosses; open-worked aluminum carousel
Lume: Yes, Super-LumiNova
Caliber: UR 12.01, self-winding, with low-profile turbine minimizing over-winding
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Bracelet/Strap: Blue canvas strap
Lug Width: 18mm
Manufactured: Switzerland