A fine and rare pink gold and diamond-set chronometer wristwatch with 3-dimensional satellite hour display and power reserve

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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2008
    Model Name: UR-103
    Material: 18k pink gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, UR3.03
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Urwerk crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Urwerk buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Urwerk blank Certificate of Origin & International Guarantee, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This present iconic UR-103 model by Urwerk features four 3-dimensional orbiting and revolving satellites hour display that was designed enabling the wearer to read the time with ease in all occasions. This innovate timepiece is fitted with forward-facing rotating satellites that indicates the time as they pass by the minute arc. The back of the watch features a dashboard set with a 43 hours power reserve indicator and a chronometer with 15 minutes and 60 seconds to facilitate accurate time-setting. Furthermore it is fitted with an adjustable fine tuning screw enabling the wearer to regulate the timing of their own UR-103 according to their own needs. The pink gold case is adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds which further enhance its rarity.
    This ground-breaking timepiece requires years of research and development. Complete with certificate and presentation box, this present watch is offered in excellent overall condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Urwerk

    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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Urwerk

A fine and rare pink gold and diamond-set chronometer wristwatch with 3-dimensional satellite hour display and power reserve

Urwerk,精細及罕有,18K紅金鑲鑽石精密時計,配3D衛星時間顯示及動力儲存,型號UR-103,約2008年製

Circa 2008
36 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$480,000 - 650,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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