The indipendent Swiss watchmaker Urwerk is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the UR-105 CT Steamliner.
The UR-105 revisits URWERK’s iconic satellite indication. It is a wandering hour indication based on a 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.The time is displayed digitally with its 48-hour power reserve placed on the right side.
“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.” – according to Urwerk. To control the self-winding rate they built in two pneumatic turbines, which can be set with a lever.
The UR-105 CT Streamliner will be available in two versions: titanium / mirror-polished steel or titanium / black PVD coated steel, which both retail for $65,000 USD on Urwerk’s online store.