Last year we wrote about URWERK’s (then) new UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket. The UR-100 design is clearly popular, as now, there’s it’s another new addition to the UR-100V family, also in a lightweight material – this time it’s carbon.
A quick reminder about the UR-100/V series – using the brand’s orbital satellite hours and minute ‘hands’ with an open-worked carousel, the UR-100 series displays both time (hours and minutes) and space (distance travelled). However, rather than the minute pointers on the hour satellites disappearing after 60 minutes to be followed by the next, the minute arrow passes beneath and between the subsidiary indications, reappearing to display the distance travelled on Earth, and distance travelled by Earth. The indications are orbital hours; minutes, distance travelled on Earth’s equator in 20 minutes, distance Earth travels around the sun in 20 minutes.
The indicator at 10 o’clock relates to the distance in kilometres and is based on the average speed of the rotation of the Earth on its axis at the equator, covering a distance of 555 km every 20 minutes. At 2 o’clock there is the indicator for the distance travelled by Earth whilst orbiting around the sun every 20 minutes.
The new UR-100V C52 Carbon’s case is composed of 52 layers of ultra-thin carbon. The case, in carbon with a titanium base plate, is 41mm x 49.7mm (14mm thick) with a water resistance of 30m.
The orbital satellite hours are Beryllium bronze, the open-worked carousel is aluminum, and the triple base plates in ARCAP. Finishing includes circular graining, sanding, and brushing. The hour and minute indications have the expected Super-LumiNova.
Powering it is the automatic URWERK Calibre UR 12.02 which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of 48 hours.
Coming on a textured black rubber strap with deployant buckle and in a limited edition of twenty-five pieces, the new UR-100V Carbon is priced at CHF 53,000.
[Photo credit: URWERK]