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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2008
    Model Name: UR-103
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UR3.03
    Bracelet/Strap: Black crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set Urwerk buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm long; 36mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Urwerk fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Urwerk’s UR-103 series is an iconic representation of the manufacturer’s modernistic approach to design and technology. Time is represented via a carousel with four satellites, each bearing three numerals and rotating over to display analogue and digital time. The technology was an engineering feat due risks of friction and energy loss. The watch is enhanced with the Control Board that features a 43 hour power reserve, a Chrono Meter with 15 minute and 60 second dials, used to assist with accurate time setting, as well as precision adjustment screw. The edition was made in both white and pink gold.

    The present example is in lovely overall condition, and with the diamonds adding flare and glamour to the timepiece. The satellite display is unique in the world of horology and makes an interesting addition to a more conservative collection.

  • 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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Σ932

A fine and rare special edition white gold and diamond-set titanium wristwatch with three dimensional satellite hour display

Circa 2008
50mm long; 36mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€21,800-32,600
$25,000-37,500

Sold for HK$275,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017