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The now-discontinued UR-210 is one of the most popular URWERK's amongst our collectors and watch aficionados. Now you have the opportunity to capture one of the original 210s in steel. Initially released in September 2012, the UR-210 blasted onto the watch scene, thanks to its unique design and satellite complication with an explosive flyback retrograde minutes.
The retrograde minute is the principal feature of the UR-210, a high-tech, oversized, three-dimensional retrograde minute hand. Its function is to enclose the hour satellite and indicate the time as it transverses the 0-to-60-minute scale. This one-hour journey through time, tracing an arc of 120°, is smooth and fluid. But the true nature of the piece is revealed at the end of the 59th minute. Then a sharp, distinct "click" signals the return of the minute hand to its starting point. In less than 0.1 of a second, the arrow flies back to dock with the next hour satellite. This lightning-fast retrograde system is based on three key elements:
• A central axis set in ruby bearings provides excellent stability for the satellite/retrograde complication. A cylindrical marine chronometer type spring runs vertically around the axis and generates the optimal tension required for the retrograde minute's flyback.
• A minute hand, which also forms a frame for the hour satellites, displays the time in an extraordinary way. Milled from aluminium to exacting tolerances of approximately 3 microns, the whole structure has a total weight of just 0.302g and is counterbalanced by a brass weight. This three-dimensional cage offers rigidity as it transfers energy from the cylindrical flyback spring in the top centre of the carrousel to the double-star gear underneath.
• A double coaxial star-shaped cam regulates the retrograde mechanism through its gearing, and its rotation defines the trajectory of the minute hand. When the minute hand reaches 60, the double star trips a (one of three) hockey-stick shaped spring under the mechanism, which liberates the minute to fly back to the next hour satellite at 0-minutes.
The UR-210 was also the first wristwatch to monitor the symbiotic relationship between man and his mechanical watch. With a winding efficiency indicator displayed in the dial to tell the wear if they are moving enough to charge the 39 hours power reserve via our turbine assisted automatic winding system.
Limited to just 35 pieces, this is a rare piece to see on the market. We are proud to back this watch with our Pre-Owned two-year warranty after it has gone through a complete refurbishment and tested by our own watchmakers in-house. Your UR-210 MALTESE FALCON also comes with a brand new Vulcarboné© cured rubber strap and original URWERK box.
Felix Baumgartner - "In terms of the degree of evolution of the satellite carousel, I feel with the UR-210 that we have reached the pinnacle of what we can do with this complication,"
Martin Frei - "More than any other URWERK, the UR‐210 catches the attention. You are drawn to the winding efficiency indicator... it's almost a magnetic attraction. The UR‐210 is not really a watch but rather a living mechanism grafted onto your wrist. We have nicknamed the UR‐210 the Maltese Falcon because we see it as the stuff that dreams are made of."
Condition Rating UR-1: As new, with no or very few signs of wear, the movement is serviced and in working condition.
*Please note strap in photographs may differ due to export restrictions*
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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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