Urwerk - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: UR-210
    Case No: 09/75
    Model Name: "Maltese Falcon"
    Material: Black coated titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, UR-7.10, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Urwerk kevlar strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Black coated titanium Urwerk pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43.8mm Width x 53.6mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Urwerk International warranty dated 05th July 2018, additional alligator strap, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2012, the Urwerk reference UR-210 featured the innovative “Winding Efficiency Indicator”, a technical advancement indicating the amount of power added to the mainspring as the rotor moved.

    This complex indicator measures over a two-hour period the consumed and generated energy of the mainspring. When active the top left indicator moves to the green sector, whilst when sedentary it shifts to the red one. By tracking this activity level, the winding rotor either speeds up or down to insure a constant level of power to the mainspring.Furthermore, the Winding Efficiency Indicator can be manually adjusted via a rotating switch present on the case back. By doing so the efficiency can either be increased (Full), decreased (Reduced) or disabled (Stop).

    The timepiece is warmly nicknamed the Maltese Falcon by the collecting community. Featuring their iconic satellite system, the three-dimensional minute hand, resembling the beak of the Maltese Falcon (hence the community warmly nicknaming it the Maltese Falcon) completely wraps around the hour satellite during its movement along the 120 degree arc.

    Featuring a black coated titanium case, the present Urwerk UR-210 is preserved in excellent condition and is further accompanied by its original presentation box, international warranty and additional alligator strap.

  • 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.

    View More Works


Ref. UR-210
A fine and attractive blackened titanium wristwatch with flyback minute hand, satellite complication, power reserve, winding efficiency indication, certificate and presentation box, number 09 of a 75 piece limited edition

43.8mm Width x 53.6mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF120,650

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Europe, and Middle East

+41 79 637 17 24

Tiffany To
Head of Sale, Geneva

+41 79 460 55 88


The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023