UR-EMC STEEL Serial: Z13139 Case No.16/50

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Deep in the bowels of URWERK's U-Research Division (the brand’s ‘experimental laboratory') where we keep our mad scientist watchmakers some wild projects emerge. The EMC is one such creation, the start of the new Chronometry Collection. 

Launched in August of 2013 the EMC took URWERK in a new direction. Moving away from the satellite complication, in fact, the EMC is the brands first watch to feature regular hands for the time display. Once again though, URWERK doesn't do regular! Another masterpiece design from co-founder Martin Frie the EMC looks like it's lifted straight from a nuclear power station with an edgy, angular shape and details like the crank influenced by old SLR cameras or the balance wheel reminiscent of a vintage 1/4 inch tape reel.

The movement itself is a stepping stone for co-founder and master watchmaker Felix Baumgartner on a quest for higher precision. The EMC is the first 'smart' mechanical wrist watch. Combining an entirely mechanical movement, adhering to the watchmaking past with modern technology in the form of an optical sensor. 

The fully interactive, EMC (Electro Mechanical Control) is the world’s first precision mechanical watch in which the timing can be both monitored and adjusted by the user to suit their lifestyle. Wind up the crank to power the miniature capacitor which powers the sensor click the button on the side of the case, and it can measure the accuracy displaying whether your watch is gaining or losing time. Then using URWERK's adjustment screw on the case back you can adjust the time to bring the  EMC back to its most accurate. So no more need to send your watch away for repair if you're having accuracy issues.

In 2014 the EMC was awarded the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 'Best Innovation and Mechanical Exception in 2014' - the first and only timepiece to win two prizes in one year. 

Condition Rating UR-1: As new, 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*


URWERK UR-EMC STEEL: Technical Specifications
Material: Titanium and steel
Dimensions: 43mm width, 51mm length, 15.8mm height
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m / 3ATM
Finishing: Satin finish; shot-blasting

Calibre: UR-EMC calibre conceived, developed and manufactured by URWERK
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Balance wheel: in ARCAP P40, linear balance coupled to the optical sensor
Frequency: 28,800 vph – 4HzBalance spring: Flat
Energy Source: Vertically mounted double mainspring barrels, connected in series
Power reserve: 80 hours
Winding: Manual Winding
Finishing: Côtes de Genève, snailing, micro-bead blasting, polished bevels on screw heads

Artificial intelligence
Generator: Maxon® generator with manual winding charging supercapacitor
EMC system: Optical sensor controlled by an integrated circuit board; 16'000'000hz reference oscillator
Indications: Hours, minutes, seconds; precision delta, power reserve. Timing adjustment screw

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.

Returns checklist:
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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Nice and Simple. But remember we don't cover local import taxes and duties, these are the responsibility of the client. So please before making a purchase check with your local authorities regarding any possible fees. 

Delivery Options

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Watch Strap Leather

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.

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