Urwerk launches UR-100 gold medal to counter the Covid-19 pandemic

The new gold replica watch inspired by the UR-100 limited edition Star Wars will help raise funds.

Independent brand Urwerk is making every effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Avant-garde watchmakers will auction a watch in its new limited-edition UR-100 gold edition series to help organizations fight the pandemic.

Remember the time and space of UR-100? This time it debuted in 2019 and was Urwerk’s initial hat technique (reference number before the first batch of Urwerks UR-101 / 102). However, although the timepiece refers to some design elements of the early Urwerks, the UR-100 is a brand-new timepiece, and there are two astronomical complications for the first time.

Last year, the replica aaa watch was made of titanium and steel. The latest UR-100 octagonal case is carved from a solid block made of 2N gold. The surface is satin-treated, and the dome-shaped sapphire crystal dome is reminiscent of the shape of the earlier Urwerk model and is placed on a gold case. Urwerk’s PR spikes indicate that the watch’s gold color scheme was inspired by the “Star Wars” robot D3 C3PO. The case is 41 mm wide; 49.7 mm long, 14 mm thick, and waterproof to 30 meters.

The UR-100 has an orbiting hour satellite display that replica Urwerk can recognize. This heavy case cover usually hides the watch’s relay display system. The central axis of the watch maintains a three-arm rotation system made of lightweight aluminum. Each of the three arms has its own pyramid pyramid structure (made of beryllium bronze), which carries a four-hour mark, and given the rotation frequency shown, every three Once every hour. When the turntable is partially open, the aluminum bridge prevents unused numbers.

At the end of each arm, three identical red-tipped hands traverse the entire dial in three full hours of rotation of the turntable, indicating different complexity every hour. The lower part of the dial is equipped with a minute display, and the hour is directly displayed above a specific hand through a specific hour. After 60 minutes, the time indicator disappeared (immediately replaced by the indicator at the rear) and passed under and between the sub dials, again showing one of the two astronomical complications.

The first astronomical complication lies between the traditional 9 o’clock and 11 o’clock positions, showing the distance (in kilometers) the wearer travels on the earth at any given moment. On average, the earth rotates at a speed of 555 kilometers every 20 minutes, and this display highlights this fact. On the other side of the dial, near the traditional 2 o’clock position, the last pointer indicates the distance of the earth’s revolution around the sun-spanning about 35,740 kilometers every 20 minutes.

The watch is powered by Urwerk’s Calibre 12.01 movement, which is the basic movement of the Zenith Elite, and Felix Baumgartner and his team completely renovated it. The three base plates that make up the multilayer structure with a diameter of 12.01 are made of ARCAP, an alloy that Urwerk has used in its timepieces for many years. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.

The movement can be seen through the case back winding system. Although the self-winding rotor may not like the difference, it is actually a flat / planetary turbine system that minimizes overwinding and wear. Urwerk describes the system as “Windf√§ng”, which is a Swiss German word, effectively translated as “air trap”. In addition to the turbine system that prevents excessive rotation, a large number of holes are provided around the rotor to reduce the overall quality of the rotor.

The watch will be released in a limited edition, and the first watch in the series will be marked with “Fight C-19”. The auction will be held on May 8, 2020 at 4pm (CET) for a period of two days. According to copy Urwerk, the brand and the successful bidder will jointly choose the beneficiary organization.