Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

The UR-106 Flower Power by Urwerk is a new version of the 106 watch with wandering hours, launched in 2015. The diamond-setting has been extended from the case and crown to include flowers incorporated into the wandering hour satellites. The case has a more feminine size with respect to the men’s versions but it’s still…

Urwerk UR-T8

Urwerk are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, with the UR-T8. It’s like their previous UR 105 T-Rex, with a wandering hours display and a distinctive pyramid-studded carapace, but in the T8 the watch has been given two sides, one with the wandering hours left substantially open to view, and the other in which the…

Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex

Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex

Would you want to meet this thing on a dark night, or in a tropical jungle? It’s name is menacing enough, T-Rex, and that spiky carapace looks threatening to say the least. The top of the case is in hand-finished bronze, and the crown at the top is also magnificently aggressive. Even when new, the…

Urwerk EMC Time Hunter

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Company profile: Urwerk make unusual watches: as they say, “nouvelle horlogerie.” Since the brand’s foundation in 1997, they have made only one watch with a conventional hour and minute display – in the most recent watch EMC Time Hunter. The company was founded by Felix Baumgartner, watchmaker, his brother Thomas (who left the company in…

Urwerk EMC Time Hunter

Urwerk EMC Time Hunter

One of the most surprising things that is happening in high-end watches is that the hallowed ground of mechanical movements is beginning to be violated by electronics. One example is the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P presented at SIHH 2016, which has a totally mechanical gear train powered by a conventional oscillating weight, but also…