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The first watch added to our new Ex-Demonstration collection is the OG from the Spacetime family. The UR-100 IRON. In a raw format in a stainless steel and titanium case almost devoid of all colour except the hint of red on the minute pointer and the 60th minute.
What Is Ex-Demo?
Quite simply it is special pieces that have been worn by the creators of URWERK and the team during the watch expo’s/launch events around the world to present to our collectors, retailers and the international media. Some have even been the watch you see in our adverts or on our website and social channels. Now for the first time like in the car industry, we are making these pieces available to our customers. These are backed by a brand new warranty of two years – extendable to four if registered on our member's lodge. They may carry signs of wear, or as we like to call them battle scars;) but the watches have been tested and are in perfect working order, and come with a brand new strap.
The UR-100 Spacetime
Making a big impact when landing on Terra Firma in 2019. A smaller highly wearable design taking queues from our original UR-101 and UR-102 from over 20 years ago! With a case size of 41.0mm wide by 49.7mm long. With a shallow depth of only 14mm thanks to the newly designed orbital hour satellites.
Using the URWERK calibre 12.01 which required high precision because of extremely tight tolerances between the minute hand and the three different dials and the domed sapphire crystal.
The UR-100 is also the first watch by URWERK to show in full its winding rotor through the sapphire case back. But this is no ordinary rotor! The UR-100’s automatic winding rotor is regulated by a flat turbine, the Windfäng (Swiss German for “air trap”) that minimizes shocks to the rotor bearing and reduces over-winding and wear and tear. The rotor, which is partially supported on its periphery by the flat turbine, also has a larger diameter, resulting in a lower mass and therefore less wear.
Three Dimensional Time
The UR-100’s brings new astronomical indications to URWERK. With your feet firmly on planet Earth, we also take you into the realms of Spacetime! Rather than the red-arrow-tipped minute pointers on the hour satellites disappearing after 60 minutes when replaced by the next, the UR-100 minute arrow passes beneath and between subsidiary dials, reappearing to display: distance travelled on Earth and distance travelled by Earth.
Distance travelled on Earth
The first indicator at 10 o’clock evaluates the distance in kilometres 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 minutes.
The UR-100 simultaneously presents three different space-time realities, providing a thought-provoking reminder of our voyage through time and space.
Martin Frei - “For me, watches have a philosophical dimension. They are a physical and abstract reproduction of our situation on Earth, with the dial representing the equator, simultaneously in constant motion while seemingly stationary for us,”
Felix Baumgartner - “We live in a universe governed by three dimensions — time, rotation, and orbit — that we attempt to measure and master, but what escapes us is this notion of spacetime.”
Now you can enjoy the original UR-100 IRON directly from us with this ex-demo piece and start your URWERK journey.
Case: Titanium and stainless steel.
Dimensions: Width 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Movement: Caliber UR 12.01 with automatic winding system regulated by URWERK’s proprietary Windfänger system with helical and planetary gearing.
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Materials: Aluminum satellite hours on titanium Geneva crosses
Triple bridges in ARCAP
Indications: Satellite hours; minutes; distance traveled on the Earth's equator in 20 minutes; distance traveled by Earth on its orbit around the sun in 20 minutes.
Strap: Baltimora weave strap
Glass: transparent sapphire crystal Water resistance: 30 meters (3 ATM/3 Bar)
In the rare event that you’re not totally in love with your URWERK purchase, please contact us by calling +41 22 900 20 25 and we will talk you through our returns process.
Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist are confirmed.
1. All tags and labels are in place and haven’t at any point been removed from the product.
2. The watch or strap is unworn. Products are free of any marks, scratches that were not there at the time of shipping.
3. All instructions, guarantees, presentation packaging etc. are in the same condition as before shipping.
4. Returns are made to us within 14 days (URWERK does not cover the cost of returns; this falls to the client. Returning a product needs to be done by an official courier and be fully insured with a tracking number.)
Please contact us on +41 22 900 20 25 as soon as you become aware of a fault.
Once the item has been returned to URWERK for inspection and approval please allow up to 14 days from the date of receipt for the refund to be processed. Funds will be credited to the original payment method used.
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Please be aware that due to the protection of endangered species our watches cannot be shipped on Alligator leather straps. As this can result in major delays in you receiving your new purchase. If you do want to purchase a leather strap for your URWERK please contact us via the contact page and let us know and we will try our best to help.