The UR-110 Torpedo has now been embellished with a solid gold armor. The UR-110 RG with its red gold bezel – 5N for the purists – consummately blends a golden touch of class with a high-tech Grade 5 titanium body.
“We are known for complications that require cutting-edge high-performance materials, yet gold has always been one of our favorite materials,” says Felix Baumgartner, Urwerk co-founder and chief watchmaker. “All of our collections feature a version crafted in this noble metal, from the very first UR-101 to the UR-110. More than a tradition, it is a milestone for us and we feel that a collection is only complete once a gold version has been created. Gold and titanium are the main components of this new UR-110, a watch of contrasts.”
Martin Frei, Urwerk co-founder, adds: "Gold provides a unique feeling and emotion thanks to its density and its special appearance. In all the ancient and modern civilizations, gold was regarded as the material of the Gods. For me, as a trained sculptor and painter, touch is the first sense. This certainly explains my visceral attraction to gold. I like its solid, heavy, reassuring and eternal character. Our UR-110 collection could not be complete without a counterpart in gold. We have now achieved this."
Having won the 2011 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize for Best Design Watch, the UR-110 is at the forefront of watchmaking excellence, continuing Urwerk’s radical tradition of telling the time using orbiting satellite complications.
In the UR-110 RG, the time is always shown on the right side of the watch. The satellites follow a vertically arced line, graded from 0 to 60 minutes, in a downward motion. Planetary gearing keeps the three hour-satellites and their arrow-shaped “torpedoes” in parallel formation as they take turns to indicate the time as they pass the 60-minute track. This performance is made possible by means of an architecture featuring three levels of complexity:
|Case||:||in Grade 5 titanium with bezel in 5N red gold|
|Dimensions||:||47mm x 51mm x 16mm|
|Crown||:||Two position crown with integrated protection|
|Water resistance||:||3 ATM|
|Movement||:||Calibre UR 9.01 mechanical, automatic winding|
|Power reserve||:||39 hours|
|Winding system||:||Uni-directional rotor regulated by double turbines|
|Finish||:||Matting, circular graining and diamond-cuts|
|Indications||:||Satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears|
|Control Board||:||“Day/Night” indicator; |
“Oil Change” alerting service intervals
and small seconds