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  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: UR-110PT
    Model Name: Torpedo
    Material: Titanium and Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. UR-9.01, 46 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Urwerk pin buckle
    Dimensions: 47mm width x 51mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Urwerk guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Packed with attitude and a true sense of style, the ultimate vessel UR-110, also known as the “Torpedo” is not only avant-garde in its armor, its futuristic cutting-edge technicality has created a universe of its own and wooed many. With its winning title of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve for Best Design watch in 2011, the UR-110 is at the forefront of watchmaking excellence and the rebellion of radical expression on time telling of the 20th century.

    Equipped with three hour-satellites that orbits in planetary motion around the asymmetric dial, the time is displayed on the right side of the timepiece. Underneath features a control board with day/night indicator, small seconds sub-dial and an oil change indicator that alerts the wearer of when a service is due. The momentum is supported by a central carousel that provided stability and equilibrium throughout.

    Deceptively complex in its exterior, the timepiece is essentially exceedingly simple and legible. The intuitive asymmetric layout allows the wearer to view the time discreetly and elegantly without the need to pull a cuff or sleeve back. Launched in January of 2013, the UR-110 has a new armour with a platinum bezel that gives the watch a new look. Encased in its Grade 5-titanium with the refined metal works of a satin-finished bezel, the neon green accents on the dial makes the variant an eye-catching one.

    Light in weight and wears with incredible stealth, the series had only 20 pieces made, and the present example is a well-preserved one. Boosting with innovation and fluidity in design, the UR-110PT is the go-to watch for the enthusiast that’s bold enough to be different.

  • 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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Ref. UR-110PT
A very rare and unusual limited edition titanium wristwatch with platinum bezel, satellite time display, day and night indication, oil change indication, guarantee and fitted presentation box, made in a limited edition of 20 pieces

Circa 2013
47mm width x 51mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 460,000 
€31,300-60,000
$30,800-59,000

Sold for HK$756,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)