UR­BAN JÜRGENSEN

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Ur­ban Jürgensen pro­duces some of the most at­trac­tive and elab­o­rate time-only watches on the mar­ket to­day. The Ref­er­ence 1140L RG Brown Lim­ited Edi­tion re­leased at Basel­world 2018 is fur­ther proof of that. A wal­nut brown dial con­trasts with the finely blued hands to cre­ate a sump­tu­ous tone. Ara­bic nu­mer­als made of solid rose gold are hand pol­ished and ap­pear as if they’re float­ing on the dial’s sur­face. A mas­ter­fully guil­lochéd dial, cross-hatched small sec­onds, and teardrop lugs (which have been in­di­vid­u­ally forged and sol­dered, heat treated and hand­pol­ished) el­e­vate the whole dial ar­chi­tec­ture. This lim­ited-edi­tion watch is the lat­est up­date to the Ref. 1140 se­ries that has seen a va­ri­ety of dial col­ors and case ma­te­ri­als since its ini­tial in­cep­tion a few years ago. Last year, we saw the lim­ited-edi­tion Ref. 1140 make an ap­pear­ance in plat­inum with a vel­vety blue dial. This year, the choco­late hue is a dis­tinct di­ver­sion into warmer col­ored ter­ri­tory that re­ally ham­mers home the level of hand­craft go­ing into each Ur­ban Jürgensen time­piece. In­side the watch is the hand­dec­o­rated Ur­ban Jürgensen in-house P4 Cal­iber with Swiss Lever Es­cape­ment, a twin bar­rel and a 72-hour power re­serve. Lim­ited to 20 to­tal pieces, the 40-mm time­piece comes on an al­li­ga­tor leather strap with a solid rose-gold fold­ing buckle and clasp. It’s priced at CHF 29,900.

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