Although it still looks as fresh as it did when it was launched, URWERK have decided that a decade is long enough for the UR-110, and are sending it off with an online auction of a pièce unique.
Most of the proceeds of the UR-110 Bakelite sale will go to the Swiss Red Cross.
The case of this final model is titanium and masures 47mm x 51mm x 16mm. As the name indicates, it has a bezel made from Bakelite, a material familiar to people with an interest in consumer goods and material technology from a century ago that was used in a huge range of applications – just not usually watches. The UR-110’s bezel has proven to be an interesting material and design playground for the model, with my personal favourite being wood.
Already familiar, the movement powering it is the automatic in-house Calibre UR 9.01 which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of 39 hours. Finishing on the movement is a combination of circular graining, diamond-cut finishing, and matte surfaces.
For those unfamiliar with the watch and how to tell the time, the time is on the right. The UR-110 has a satellite complication with three rotating hour/ minute ‘satellites’ for the hours mounted on planetary gears that are linked to a central carousel. There is a “Day/Night” indicator and a service alert (“Oil Change”).
The auction is on now at this link and finishes at 1000 on 17 October 2021, Geneva time.
[Photo credit: URWERK]