Urwerk EMC Time Hunter Watch Hands-On
With the release of the Urwerk EMC Time Hunter, the brand takes its self-designated responsibility as the architects of eccentricity to a different level. Interestingly, that level involves being the only offering from the brand to have traditional time indication with hour and minute hands. It’s hard not to be impressed with their latest offering which builds on the horological utility of their previous Urwerk EMC Watch (hands-on here) which was the first mechanical watch to have a precision-measuring device, but adds the ability to measure balance amplitude. Plus, can I add how great this watch looks in green? The Urwerk EMC Time Hunter is powered by the UR-EMC2, in-house calibre, conceived and developed by Urwerk in Zurich, Switzerland. The movement, despite its fancy abilities, utilises a traditional Swiss lever escapement and operates at a healthy 28,800vph. The balance wheel is made of ARCAP P40, which is a highly stable and anti-magnetic material favoured by the brand. Vertically mounted twin barrels connected in series offer a power reserve of 80 hours, which is quite sufficient for a manual-winding calibre. Aesthetically, the plates are finished with the Côtes de Genève pattern, and have snailed and micro-bead blasted elements that sit nicely alongside the polished bevels of the screw heads.