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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Calibre: 6.01 - automatic winding

  • Catalogue Essay

    Urwerk is pleased to announce that it will take part in the 2015 “Only Watch” charity auction in favour of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The company’s unique piece made for the occasion is the UR-106 Only Watch, an unprecedented timepiece with a newly designed satellite hours indication and moonphases. The three arms each bearing four satellite hours successively pass over the minutes scale, giving a digital as well as an analogue indication of the time. This unique watch represents more than a technical and stylistic breakthrough; it highlights the social commitment of the independent brand. “If our contribution can further this essential research we have to get involved” declare the company’s founders, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

The UR-106 will show you time like never before. Haute Horlogerie, architecture, astronomy, fighter jets and science fiction are all combined in the UR-106 “Only Watch”. With a splash of testosterone…

CHF40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF90,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm