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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: UR-210
    Case No: No. 22/75
    Model Name: Black Hawk
    Material: Blackened titanium and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, UR-7.10, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Kevlar
    Clasp/Buckle: Blackened titanium and stainless steel Urwerk deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43.8mm Width x 53.6mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Certificate of Origin & International Guarantee dated 30 June 2017, invoice, setting tool, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2012 Urwerk launched the titanium UR-210 wristwatch with “Winding Efficiency Indicator”, a technical advancement indicating the amount of power added to the mainspring as the rotor moved. Rather than measure mainspring torque, it measured over a two-hour period the consumed and generated energy of the mainspring so the indicator was in the green sector when active and in the red sector when sedentary. By tracking this activity level, the winding rotor would either speed up or slow down insuring a constant level of power to the mainspring. The system could be manually adjusted via a switch on the case back so the efficiency could either be increased (Full), decreased (Reduced) or rotor is disabled (Stop). Automatic winding systems can be weakened overtime due to excessive rotation or extreme forces the winding efficiency system helps to mitigate these forces.

    The present model, UR-210 Black Hawk was released in 2014 and while similar to the original the watch is now with black DLC coated titanium.

  • 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-210
A fine and attractive limited edition blackened titanium and stainless steel wristwatch with flyback minute hand, satellite complication, power reserve, winding efficiency indication, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2016
43.8mm Width x 53.6mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$195,000 - 275,000 

Sold for HK$587,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019