Urwerk - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: UR-103
    Material: 18K pink gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Manual, UR3.03
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Exquisite and iconic, the present UR-103 features 4 three-dimension orbiting and revolving hour-display satellites designed to let the wearer to read the time conveniently at all times. The back of the watch features a dashboard set with a chronometer with 15 minutes and 60 seconds as well as a 43-hour power reserve indicator.

    This innovate timepiece is furthermore 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 beauty. A unique piece - the watch is fitted with ruby-set dial which adds flare and glamor to the timepiece. The satellite display is an exceptional mechanism making an intriguing addition to any collection.

  • 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-103
A unique and fine pink gold and ruby-and-diamond-set chronometer wristwatch with three-dimensional satellite hour display and power reserve

Circa 2008
36 mm width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$320,000 - 500,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018