Even though we never covered Urwerk timepieces until today, we knew about their unique timepieces. We are starting Urwerk stories with their most recent release that happened to be draped in lots of 4N red gold and appropriately named UR-105 Raging Gold. Martin Frei, URWERK’s co-founder, and designer is a huge fan gold in all colors and decided to use as much as possible on the new watch.
The case of the UR-105 Raging Gold is made from titanium with black PVD coating. It’s the bezel that got all the gold adornment along with “Clou de Paris” pattern. Thanks to their powerful double turbine regulated UR 5.02, self-winding movement, getting the watch to do complications is an easy task.
The Raging Gold works on the same Urwerk watchmaking concept – the 400-year old wandering hour principal. Here, every hour block takes it turn to travel across a 60-minute arc. Each hour indicator after completing its shift hide behind a PEEK-made mask until its next shift starts. There are four satellite groups and each carrying a group of three-hour blocks – all connected to a hidden carousel that cart them around. The Clou de Paris decorated mask, which hides entire mechanism under it is a Darth Vader look-a-alike.
Other functions include 48 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vph and water resistance up to 30m. On the back, the double turbines run the show and control the self-winding movement. The dial indicates wandering hours and minutes. Its Arabic-numerals and minute track are hand-painted in Superluminova.
This is a limited edition of just 22 examples. The UR-105 Raging Gold comes with a CHF67,000 (about $67,500) price tag. Being a unique timepiece, there will be no trouble attracting buyers.