Urwerk for Only Watch 2011
For the elite individuals who demand excellence and exclusivity, any wrist watch can not do. A luxury watch generally says a lot about the pecuniary and social position of its possessor. We have earlier talked about many luxury watchmakers, and amongst those, avoiding Urwerk UR would be a sin. The luxury watchmakers has previously launched some of the best watches like The Urwerk UR-110 Torpedo watch is one eye-catching work of art that swanks the brand’s trademark and sensational 103 Blackbird by the same company.
In 2003, Urwerk UR-103 was released with its alien look and innovative design that impressed the luxury watch collectors. In 2010, the company decided to cease producing this iconic watch and the pieces of modern horological history were completely unavailable. But, after seeing the love for the watch, Master watchmaker and URWERK co-founder, Felix Baumgartner decided to launch a luxury watch, For Only Watch 2011 with the name of UR-103 Phoenix.
The beautiful timepiece has been teamed up with engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, who has a long history with Urwerk, Blancpain and others. The watch is an elegant piece with uber-modern styling. The last piece UR-103 in a stunning white gold case that has quintessential symbol of resistance and resilience.
The time of the watch is indicated by orbiting hour satellites as they pass the arc of the minutes. The special feature of the watch is the slanting side that guarantees an unencumbered view of the time without turning the wrist. Each of the satellites features three hour numbers. As a satellite comes near the crown, its Geneva cross employs a pin which turns around the disk 120° so that the new hour takes its position.
The watch is made of hi-tech grade 2 titanium that provides lower inertia and improves the synchronicity of the movement and the hour satellites are crafted from aluminum. This timeless timepiece will be auctioned at Only Watch that benefits the research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and will take place on 23rd of September 2011, under the backing of HSH Prince Albert II.