The Urwerk UR-112 Aggregat is again for its last curtain name, this time in a blacked-out version the model is looking “Again to Black.” After debuting in 2021 with a 2022 follow-up (each of which you need to take a look at as a basis to this launch), it’s been a brief trip for the out-of-this-world mannequin from Urwerk’s Particular Challenge line, which sees the model step away from its trademark wandering hour shows to dabble in different futuristic designs. To be clear, the Again to Black version is only a new rendition, somewhat than a brand new watch completely. That mentioned, it nonetheless impresses and is price a fast look because the Aggregat mannequin line concludes.
The Aggregat line is outlined as a lot by its case as it’s by its novel technique of displaying the time. At 42mm extensive and 51mm from finish to finish, the UR-112’s 16mm-thick black DLC-coated (that’s the large change) titanium case is mitigated by its curved silhouette and the rounded edges of the case. The curvature is impressed by the dramatic traces of the Bugatti Atlantic Sort 57, although clearly, the Aggregat takes a contemporary method to the Artwork Deco design of that basic car. The case has a mix of sandblasting, bead blasting, and satin brushing that lend softness to the aggressively styled design. Making a hanging distinction in opposition to the remainder of the sleek case is a vented metal bonnet on the highest, which could be opened by pushing the facet tabs. Beneath hides an influence reserve on the left, and on the fitting, a digital working seconds wheel in silicon with a crimson aluminum bridge. The outsized crown on the fitting facet of the watch options pronounced ridging for presumably simple grip, whereas the case achieves 30m of water resistance. The watch is accomplished with a rugged textile strap (in black, after all), secured to a singular T-bar lug set that emerges from the central backbone.
It’s that backbone that accommodates the titanium drive shaft that connects the rear-situated motion to the show on the entrance. Housed in sapphire cylinders, the time is displayed digitally with leaping hours and trailing minutes. The shows themselves are made up of aluminum satellite tv for pc prisms mounted to a planetary gearing system that ensures they rotate on their axes to at all times be dealing with the wearer. The numerals are totally lumed for a somewhat participating show at evening. In case you anticipated something even approaching conventional from Urwerk, you’ve both been wanting on the model’s first few fashions (it as soon as made a spherical watch!) otherwise you haven’t been paying consideration — this show is basic Urwerk, one other spacy tackle telling the time.
The motion behind the UR-112 is the Urwerk UR-13.01, an automated winding in-house caliber. The motion is confined to the again 2/3 of the watch and has 66 jewels, with a 66-hour energy reserve and a frequency of 28,800 vph. True to type, Urwerk doesn’t put the motion on show, as an alternative sustaining an aura across the watch’s inside workings. As enigmatic as a UFO, maybe, and simply as inscrutable.
Right here’s essentially the most fascinating factor concerning the Urwerk UR-112: the “Mark 1” on the rear of the backbone. Though the model asserts that is the ultimate mannequin of the Aggregat line, my hope is that the “Mark 1” engraving is indicative of issues to return. Maybe the model will wrap up this line and use it as the muse for one thing even bolder. Within the meantime, in the event you’ve received the funds, you possibly can snag the Urwerk UR-112 Aggregat Again to Black is priced at CHF 280,000 and restricted to 25 items. For extra info, please go to the model’s web site.
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