URWERK

UR-105 CT Kryp­tonite

Golf Asia - - LUXE TIMEPIECES -

Lu­mi­nos­ity is at the heart of URWERK'S lat­est cre­ation. Its name “Kryp­tonite” de­rives from the in­tense green light emit­ted from the hour mark­ers. Its unique shape is a oc­tagon with deep grooves along its length. The Art Deco in­flu­ences are ap­par­ent in its geo­met­ric an­gu­lar­ity and sym­me­try. Slide the catch on the top of the case to re­veal the mech­a­nism, a wan­der­ing hour in­di­ca­tion based on a new open­work carousel, which car­ries the four satellites, each bear­ing three nu­mer­als for the hours. The hours suc­ces­sively sweep past the min­utes scale for an ana­logue and dig­i­tal dis­play of the time. A power-re­serve in­di­ca­tor and dig­i­tal sec­onds make up the rest of the in­for­ma­tion dis­played on the dial. The dig­i­tal sec­onds are re­mark­able in that they in­di­cate tens of sec­onds. The mech­a­nism was made us­ing a pho­tolitho­graphic process, with each marker open-worked to make it as light as pos­si­ble. It thus weighs less than a tenth of a gram. Two pneu­matic tur­bines on the back gov­ern the self-wind­ing rate, which can be set with a lever. In the FULL po­si­tion, the slight­est move­ment of the wrist is har­nessed to rewind the bar­rel springs. Turn the lever to STOP to dis­en­gage the self-wind­ing sys­tem and wind up the UR-105 us­ing the crown

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