A creation was inspired by a gift received from Felix Baumgartner’s father, Geri Baumgartner, renowned restorer of antique clocks. Gustave Sandoz designed the clock for the Universal Exhibition of 1893. It is unique in that it shows the distance travelled by the Earth at the Equator rather than the passage of time. And now here we have, the UR-100V C-52.
Aesthetics, performance, and lightness. These three fundamentals are used in the new UR-100V in carbon. It’s a slim watch with excellent ergonomics and a durable rubber strap. The case is made up of 52 ultra-thin carbon layers. The seductive curves and geometric geometry of its unique shape are discreetly blended by Aesthetics. The UR-100V C52 is a new addition to the UR-100V family.
The adventure of the 100V collection continues. The UR-100V C52 has replaced the “Full Titanium Jacket.” A watch with a high-tech casing made of CTP Carbon High Resistance. A carbon composite made up of 52 layers crushed in epoxy polymer resin. The case of the UR-100V C52 weighs only 11 grams, including the titanium back, thanks to the usage of this uncommon material.
The creases in the carbon layers give this new creation its personality. “The curves augmenting the bezel of the UR-100V C52, tracing their way from the crown to the sides of the watch passing through the lugs, are a classic reference,” says Martin Frei, co-founder and chief designer of URWERK. The similar theme can be found on ancient Greek columns.
Nearly 2500 years ago, striations were carved and excavated in the stone to channel rainwater and control its flow along these timeless pillars. This theme has come to be associated with classicism. This is a reference that he frequently uses. The circular case of the new UR-100V is made up of 52 layers of precision-cut carbon. The innovative rubber strap made exclusively for this watch stretches the design all the way around the wrist. The UR-100V C52 is attached to a textured flexible rubber strap with a folding clasp for a secure fit.
“Carbon is a substance that has existed from the beginning of time. It is a true raw material, a perfect UR-material in the true sense of the term. Carbon was also treasured by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia, who were the forerunners in defining time as we know it today, and is a key reference at URWERK. “He seeks out and particularly loves the contrast of enclosing and protecting the cutting-edge technology employed in their models in an ageless case,” says Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of URWERK and master-watchmaker. Their carbon has it all: it’s durable, light, and resilient, and it pays homage to URWERK black by providing nuances like no other.
The UR-100V uses satellites to show the hours and minutes. Once over the 60-minute mark, a minute hand (one of three) vanishes, only to resurface as a kilometer counter. It depicts the 555 kilometers humans traverse every 20 minutes on Earth’s surface. The average rotational speed of the Earth at the Equator is 555 kilometers per hour. Another display, opposite this one, shows the speed of the Earth’s revolution around the sun, which is 35,740 kilometers in 20 minutes. Hours and kilometers have the same status and value on the UR-100V’s face. A UR 12.02 Calibre with an automatic-winding system governed by a low-profile planetary turbine minimizing over-winding and wear, this watch lives up to its aesthetic appeal. The retail price for this watch is CHF 53,000 (approx INR 42,76,798)