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Our spider senes tell us The Lavish Attic has something exciting in their new boutique in Hong Kong!
In 2019 the UR-100 SpaceTime landed on Earth, bringing our smallest ever satellite complication, but still packing a big punch. Our new astronomical indications!
In 2020 something special crawled quietly in to the UR-100 collection. the UR-100 'Fireleg'. Visually striking with its deep black PVD steel case and fiery orange markers. Inspired by our own UR-103 'Mexican Fireleg' launched 10 years before!
Taking us on a journey through both time and space, two concepts at the very core
of URWERK. The UR-100 uses its orbiting satellite hours and minute hands, the UR-100 displays both time (hours and minutes) and space (distance travelled), merging these two concepts in the creation of the all-new UR-100 SpaceTime.
Distance travelled on Earth: The first indicator at 10 o’clock evaluates the distance in kilometers that we have travelled on the Earth without even leaving our desks! It is based on the average speed of the rotation of the Earth on its axis at the equator, covering a distance of 555 km every 20 minutes.
Distance travelled by the Earth around the sun: Directly opposite at 2 o’clock, the same hand (well it looks like the same hand, but is actually one of three) continues its journey to another celestial indication featuring the distance the Earth has travelled in its orbit around the sun – a journey spanning some 35,740 km every 20
The UR-100 simultaneously presents three different space-time realities, providing a thought provoking reminder of our voyage through time and space.
Felix Baumgartner - "I got the idea of the UR-100 from a clock given to me by my father, Geri, a noted restorer of antique timepieces. It was made by Gustave Sandoz for the Universal Exhibition of 1893. Instead of showing the time, it showed the distance travelled by a point on the equator.”
Martin Frei - “The way I see it, a watch is both a physical and conceptual representation of our position on the rotating Earth. It fixes us on an exact, but ephemeral, time and longitude.”
Limited to just 25 pieces this is the last Fireleg available at retail.