Bremont // Jaguar: What motivated this iconic collaboration?

Bremont first established a partnership with Jaguar in 2010, when the brand developed a unique dashboard clock for the Jaguar C-X75 car and continued to produce a series of Jaguar watches.

Jaguar E-TYPE series
In 2014, Bremont launched a custom watch to celebrate one of Jaguar’s most iconic models, the lightweight E-Type. Ian Callum, Jaguar design director at the time, explained how he wanted a watch that was exquisitely designed but captured the spirit of lightweight, and found that Bremont had achieved his goal perfectly. A series of six limited edition watches are matched with six exclusive lightweight Model E cars.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of these watches and the call for easier-to-use versions of limited edition watches, Bremont launched two new Jaguar watches based on the Lightweight E-type road version a year later.

MKI and MKII watches pay tribute to the iconic Jaguar speedometer and the clear “tachometer” in the dial, and also bring restrained but eye-catching colors to the watch. It can be seen through the sapphire crystal back cover that the mechanism once again draws design inspiration from the E-Type with the weight of the automatic “steering wheel” winding. More images of cars can be seen on the “tire tread” wrapped around the crown.

Jaguar Type D
Nearly ten years after the Bremont/Jaguar journey, Bremont launched the D-Type watch.

Jaguar D-type won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times between 1955 and 1957. To celebrate the British racing icon, Bremont designed a mechanical chronograph to bring the wearer back to the golden age of motorsport .

The blue dial timepiece is inspired by the pantones of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar racing team and is limited to 300 pieces (because the Type D is classified as a 300 bhp car). The large exhibition sapphire caseback showcases the exquisite mechanical movement and the now iconic complex Jaguar steering wheel-inspired rotor.

Urwerk launches UR-112 polymer

Satellite prism for hours and minutes.

For about two and a half years, Urwerk, along with a few other independent watchmakers, has been at the forefront of time.

Although the 3D satellite cube hour has always been its iconic complication, Urwerk continues to improve its mechanical structure, resulting in similar futuristic watches, such as the UR-111C, which has a linear time display on a rotating drum. Its latest invention may be the brand’s most notable invention since the satellite cube display debuted.

As the successor to UR-111C, UR-112 Aggregat retains the same form as its predecessor, and continues to display hours and minutes in a pair of glass cylinders. But UR-112 is more complicated, the hours and minutes are indicated by a rotating prism. Its case is aggressive and military, reminiscent of the tumbler in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight movie.

Since the UR-112 is part of the Special Project Collection—the models in which are basically one-off production runs—it is out of touch with Urwerk’s recent trend toward slimmer, streamlined designs.

UR-112 is a fascinating example of watchmaking and a typical representative of Urwerk. The important thing is that it is impressive but unpretentious-it does not replicate the design of the past, nor does it attempt to become fashionable.

UR-112 is known for its fully digitized time display. It indicates the hours and minutes through a satellite prism, while the second hand is a simple, continuously rotating disc with numbers attached to it.

Undeniably, the UR-112 can be said to be simpler than the benchmark digital watch-they are all classic types-most notably the Lange Zeitwerk with constant force mechanism. But UR-112 is still extremely complicated, presenting it in an avant-garde way.

even if compared with Urwerk’s high-end timepieces and even the previous UR-111, its price is still lower than the original Special Project model, the 2009 UR-CC1 “King Cobra”. 3. UR-112 is undoubtedly the most complicated in terms of mechanics and style.

Spinning and jumping cubes
The hours and minutes are displayed in two sapphire cylinders on the lower front of the case. These cylinders are separated by a spine. This design detail is inspired by the grille of the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic coupe.

On the left is the hour, indicated by four prisms around the central axis, each prism is composed of three faces with hour numbers.

The four prisms rotate around the central axis once every four hours, and each prism rotates around its own axis once every 12 hours. In other words, continuous hours are displayed by different prisms, and 12 hours requires three cycles, which means that a whole day is six cycles.

It is worth noting that the hour display jumps at the top of the hour, which will make the observation interesting given the three-dimensionality of the prism. watches on discount

The hour prism is driven by the minute and is also indicated by the four prism holders. The prism displays the minutes in five-minute increments, and a more accurate reading is displayed on the scale on the right side of the prism. Unlike jumping time, the minute indicator keeps scrolling.

Finally, there is a small seconds display on the right side panel of the case, opposite the power reserve indicator. The small second hand is traditional, replacing the traditional second hand with a ten-digit dial.

All of this is housed in a symmetrical case with a hinged lid, which covers all displays except hours and minutes, hiding less important information such as seconds and power reserve display.

UR-112 polymer “two-color” version

Case diameter: 43 mm x 51 mm
Height: 16 mm
Material: PVD coated titanium
Crystal: Sapphire
Waterproof performance: 30 m

Movement: UR-13.01
Features: satellite prism time jump, satellite prism minute, second and power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
Winding: Winding
Power reserve: 48 hours

Strap: fabric with pin buckle