- A RARE AND UNUSUAL LIMITED PRODUCTION PECVD-COATED PLATINUM AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH REVOLVING SATILLITE HOUR DISPLAY, TELESCOPIC MINUTE HAND, TWIN TURBINE SYSTEM, MOON-PHASES AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION
CIRCA 2008 UR-202 HAMMERHEAD
Accompanied by an Urwerk Certificate of Origin and a presentation box with an outer card box.
Founded in 1997, URWERK SA was born from a meeting in 1995 between two brothers, Felix and Thomas Baumgartner, both gifted watchmakers, and friend Martin Frei, a talented artist and designer. They developed an innovative time-telling machine that evades horological definition. The UR-202 Hammerhead incorporates its signature time display with telescopic minute hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. It is also the world's first wristwatch featuring an innovative new winding system regulated by compressing air and utilizing miniature turbines. The twin turbines are coupled with the winding rotor. According to the position of the selector lever, the turbines act as shock absorbers. In normal activity they cushion sharp movements of the rotor. This reduces wear and increases the lifespan of the movement. Production of this watch is limited to 10 pieces per year and it makes its auction debut this season.