Urwerk - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2008
    Case No: 10
    Model Name: UR-103
    Material: Titanium and aluminum and nitrate treated stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, UR3.03
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Urwerk crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium and aluminium and nitrate treated stainless steel Urwerk buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 10
    Accessories: With Urwerk International Warranty dated 8 February 2008, cap, USB, glass cleaner, sketch of UR-103, carrying case, polishing cloth, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The case is made of a really crazy alloy. Titanium, aluminum and nitrate combined give the case a purple looking colour, which changes in varies angles and shades of light. It is incredibly good looking and highly unusual.'

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1997

    The Swiss firm's name "Urwerk" is a play on the German word meaning clockwork. "Ur" is an ancient Sumerian city in which the populace used sundials for timekeeping, while "werk" is German for creation. The company started by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei is known for their innovative avant-garde designs inspired by space travel. With their own take on time indication, like many of their contemporaries, their futuristic timepieces are rooted in high-end traditional watchmaking. Their signature floating method of time indication using rotating satellites traces back to a watch made in 1656. Producing only 150 watches per year, they have impressed connoisseurs with their innovativeness and cutting-edge technical prowess.

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Laurent Picciotto Collection: A very rare and unusual titanium, aluminium and nitrate treated stainless steel chronometer wristwatch with three-dimensional satellite hour display, power reserve, cap and sketch of UR-103, numbered 10

Circa 2008
36 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 10

HK$160,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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