The latest generation of the UR-CC1 is the result of successful genetic manipulation. A sudden shedding of the skin has transformed the grey gold "King Cobra" case into black, a colour often signalling lethal danger. In colouring the UR-CC1 anthracite, team Urwerk reaffirms the aggressiveness of this piece, pushing the Cobra to the extreme. Black character and black heart. Don't be afraid, but do be very careful of the UR-CC1 in black AlTiN.
Hold the "Black Cobra" face on (very prudently) and you stare at two unusual indications: jumping hours and retrograde minutes. Bright yellow glowing from black is the only luminous evidence emitting from this reptilian machine. The hours and minutes count down the time by moving linearly. Sounds simple doesn't it?
It took more than three years of research and development to overcome the technical challenges involved in linearly indicating the hours and minutes in this fashion.
The resolution of three engineering puzzles allowed the Urwerk team to master the reptilian beast:
|Limited edition||:||25 pieces|
|Boîtier||:||grey gold treated with AlTiN (Aluminium Titane Nitride), base in PE-CVD treated titanium|
|hardness of gold||:||380 Vickers|
|hardness of AlTiN||:||3800 Vickers|
|Indications||:||linear jumping hours|
linear retrograde minutes
seconds displayed both lineally and digitally, a world first
|Main characteristics||:||minute and hour cylinders in aluminium elox (Anodicaly Inactivated Aluminium)|
cylinder brackets in titanium
honeycombed rack and seconds disk in nickel manufactured using photolithography
base plate in ARCAP P40 treated with black PVD
triple cam in beryllium bronze
unidirectional winding rotor masse regulated by pneumatic brake "Fly Brake"
|Balance frequency||:||28'800 bph/4Hz|
|Power Reserve||:||39 hours|
|Number of jewels||:||27 jewels in base movement |
10 jewels in complication
|Finishing||:||bridges decorated with perlage then treated with black pvd, movement components decorated with perlage, micro-blasted, complication components diamond-cut and mirror polished, gold case micro-basted then treated with AlTiN, titanium base plate treated with PE-CVD|