Birthdays can occasionally creep up on you; it’s certainly the case with Urwerk, where it’s hard to imagine that the brand is already 20 years old. To celebrate as only Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei know how, that is, seriously, they presented amidst the regular queue of birthday well-wishers signing a wall at their SIHH booth, the UR-T8. Of course, Urwerk’s own signature, the satellite time display, is present, but the UR-T8’s party trick is that it’s reversible. Push two buttons on the side of the case, and you can choose to turn it over to protect it behind a titanium “shield.” It sounds simple enough, but as befitting the brand, it’s much more highly developed than that; the watch seems large, and first impressions would be that it might be unwieldy on the wrist, but the ergonomics and titanium case go a long way to make it actually very comfortable. On top of that, the rotation is particularly well executed, where the rotation is very smooth, precise, and secure. You would undoubtedly draw attention to your wrist with the UR-T8 in either position, as onlookers would try to guess the nature of the object. Here’s to Urwerk’s next 20 years!