I have always had a lot of respect for the independent watch brand Urwerk. To be honest I don’t think I could wear any other their watches with passion because it’s too out there for me. This SIHH 2016 marks their official debut at the watch fair.
That being said, I am impressed by the debut of the NEW UR-105 T-Rex at SIHH 2016!
This watch combines original and organic design innovation. Even though it seems way out there it feels familiar when you look at it more closely. The case has a concentrically ribbed pattern mimicking that of certain reptiles. This watch is a limited edition of 22 pieces for the world.
The UR-105 T-Rex is a measuring instrument that has made its way through time and space. It reproduces on the wrist the most symbolic, universal and beautiful manifestation of the passing hours: the path of the sun from its rising to its setting. On the UR-105 T-Rex, a single hours pointer thus travels from east to west, creating an authentically universal yet minimalist depiction of time. Housed in a textured pebble-shaped case, the satellite hours of the UR-105 T-Rex wander along their stage-center 60-minute journey, protected only by a bronze suit of armor.
The case is hand-patinated bronze and caseback in black PVD titanium, measures 39.5mm x 53mm x 16.8mm. It has a sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
The movement is the Swiss manual-wind URWERK in-house caliber 5.02 with 52 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. Automatic winding regulated by a double turbine. Materials: satellite hours driven by Geneva crosses in beryllium bronze; orbital structure made of PEEK (polyetheretherketone); carousel and triple mainplates in ARCAP.
Surface finishes: circular-graining, bead-blasting, satin-finishing and beveled screw heads.
Indications: satellite hours; minutes hour and minute markers hand-painted with SuperLuminova.