UN­FA­MIL­IAR FACE

The Peak (Singapore) - - Downtime -

Out­ra­geous as Ur­w­erk’s de­signs are, its sig­na­ture “satel­lite” hours have al­ways re­mained an eas­ily recog­nis­able hall­mark. With the UR-111C, how­ever, those wan­der­ing hours have wan­dered right off the watch and are re­placed by com­pletely new in­di­ca­tions. At the bot­tom of the watch, there are two con­i­cal dis­plays, with jump­ing hours on the left cone and run­ning min­utes on the right. In the mid­dle is an­other min­utes dis­play, this time with a ret­ro­grade func­tion, be­cause, why not? At the top is the sec­onds dis­play which, de­spite its re­sem­blance to a mag­ni­fy­ing glass, ac­tu­ally uses a clus­ter of op­ti­cal fi­bres that acts as a con­duit be­tween the nu­mer­als and the sap­phire crys­tal they’re pro­jected through. The wind­ing crown is a roller in the mid­dle of the watch, while a lever that pops out on the right side of the case takes care of time-set­ting.

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