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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: UR-105 T-Rex
    Case No: G150712, 1/22
    Model Name: UR-105 T-Rex
    Material: Bronze and DLC-Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. UR-5.02, 52 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: DLC-coated titanium Urwerk pin buckle
    Dimensions: 53mm length x 39.5mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Urwerk international warranty stamped The Lavish Attic dated 6th May 2016, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known for their futuristic designs, innovative principles and outstanding ingenuity, Urwerk, founded by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei in 1995 has since become one of the household names from the independent scene along with other greats such as Vianny Halter, Kari Voutilainen and Francois-Paul Journe. With their first major release in 2003 via the famous UR-103, it would then set the foundation for the UR-105.

    Featuring a three-dimensional satellite hour display, a signature trait of the firm, the UR-105TA was first released in 2015 and has since become a platform for other variants of the model such as the present “T-Rex”. Limited to 22 pieces, the UR-105 T-Rex features an unusual bronze cover with oversized “clous de Paris” finishing. Powered by the cal. UR-5.02 self-winding movement with turbine rotors, a lever on the caseback allows for the turbine to stop, function regularly or in full speed allowing for maximal winding once the watch is worn on the wrist.

    The present example Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex numbered 1 of a limited edition of 22 pieces is offered in “like new” condition with extremely minimal signs of use and wear. Complete with its full set of accessories and consigned by the original owner, this special piece will surely gather interest from collectors looking for something truly and utterly eclectic.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. UR-105 T-Rex
An unusual, eclectic and rare limited edition bronze and DLC-coated titanium wristwatch with three-dimensional satellite hour display, warranty and presentation box, numbered 1 of a limited edition of 22 pieces

Circa 2016
53mm length x 39.5mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 400,000 
€23,400-46,900
$25,600-51,300

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022