Urwerk - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: UR-202
    Model Name: UR-202 White Shark No.1
    Material: Stainless steel and titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, UR 7.02, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Urwerk bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Urwerk concealed folding double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.5 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Urwerk International Guarantee dated 27 July 2010, framed photograph of front and back of watch, glass cleaner, large poster, instruction manual, product literature, sketch of the UR-202, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The White Shark was a shared project with the Hourglass. Urwerk had four pieces, the Hourglass had four pieces and the Chronopassion had four pieces. This watch is numbered 1, which can be determined by the red 1 o'clock numeral. The second example in this special series, the 2 o'clock numeral is in red and so on. Urwerk has yet again seduced us inside and out. This watch is pure madness and also a genuine delight.'

  • 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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Ref. UR-202
Laurent Picciotto Collection: A very rare, large and unusual stainless steel and titanium special edition three-dimensional satellite hour display, telescopic minute hand, twin turbin winding system, moon phases, day and night indicator, large poster, sketch of UR-202 and framed photograph of front and back of the watch, numbered 1 of a limited edition of 12 pieces

Circa 2010
43.5 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$320,000 - 480,000 

Sold for HK$475,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017