Lot 1423
  • 1423

Urwerk

Estimate
700,000 - 900,000 HKD
Sold
860,000 HKD
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Description

  • 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
• cal. UR 7.02 automatic movement with twin turbines regulation, dial in black PVD coated ARCAP P40, rotating satellite hours with integral telescopic hands indicates the time as they pass by the minute arc, luminescent Arabic numerals on three revolving blocks, fan-form sectors for moon-phases and day/night indication • aerodynamic rectangular curved PECVD-coated platinum case, centrally positioned large winding crown, reverse with twin turbine regulator to select Standard, Sport and Extreme • case, dial and movement signed • with a PECVD-coated titanium Urwerk buckle

Catalogue Note

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.    

 

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