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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2014
    Case No: 37/77
    Model Name: UR-105M Iron Knight
    Material: Titanium and stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, UR 5.01, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Urwerk canvas strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Black PVD-coated stainless steel Urwerk buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed 37/77
    Accessories: With Urwerk International Warranty dated 22 September 2014, instruction manual, drawing of the present watch, glass cleaner, leather portfolio, travel case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Inspired by the Middle Ages, evoking knights with shining armor, risking their lives for glory and honour, the Urwerk Iron Knight pays tribute to times long gone. Each of Urwerk's innovation and complications are represented in this model with the satellite hours taking centre stage. The case was developed in line with a knight's shield and its titanium hardware shielding the movement from the world beyond.'

  • 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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43 Watches & Encounters The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches


Laurent Picciotto Collection: A fine, rare and unusual titanium and stainless steel wristwatch with three-dimensional satellite hour display, wandering hour and power reserve, numbered 37 of a limited edition of 77 pieces

Circa 2014
40 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further signed 37/77

HK$160,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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