A watchmaker’s expertise can be detected not only through the mechanical complexity of a timepiece, but also through its fine-finishing and the time-intensive skills this entails. Perlage, satin-finish and sand-blasting are all micro-signatures on the watchmaker’s art, the finishing touches that give the timepiece its character and individual personality.
Urwerk now showcases its fine-finishing savoir-faire with the UR-110PTH, a platinum-bezel limited edition.
“We always try to push ourselves to the maximum with our creations,” explains Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk master watchmaker and co-founder. “Our designs are in keeping with the old adage ‘A healthy body, a healthy mind’. If a timepiece’s case has been finished with the right care and attention, then that can only serve to enhance its ‘mind,’ the complex mechanics within. Satin-finish, perlage and sand-blasting all provide the subtle touches that transform an innovative, mechanical timepiece into a true piece of haute horlogerie.”
In the hands of Urwerk’s most experienced watchmakers the UR-110PTH was born. It features a Grade 5 titanium case with a 950 platinum bezel that exhibits a strong character and demonstrates the mastered art of fine finishing.
The UR-110PTH is a timepiece of contrast: red on black to be precise. With its imposing, reinforced blackened bezel, sand-blasted for a stunning matte finish, the UR-110PTH just oozes strong character. Urwerk were pioneers in blackening platinum with the UR-103 Blackbird back in 2006. With the metal’s natural sheen disguised, only the weight of the UR-110PTH betrays the presence of the platinum.
Case: Grade 5 titanium
Bezel: 950 blackened platinum
Two-position crown with integrated crown protector
Water resistance: 10m/30'/3ATM
Caliber: UR 9.01 mechanical, automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vph, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power source: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: Uni-directional winding rotor regulated by two turbines
Revolving satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears.
Control Board: “Day/Night” indicator; “Oil Change” alerting service intervals and small seconds