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February 12, 2010 / Monsieur D

Urwerk releases limited edition black platinum watch

Urwerk has become the latest company to release a limited edition platinum watch.

The UR-203 features a satellite complication, telescopic hands showing the minutes and rotating mechanisms that indicate the hours, while an ‘oil change’ indicator shows when it needs servicing.
An automatic winding mechanism can be regulated by three settings – free, sport or stop – depending on what sort of forces will be exerted on it.

The intricate mechanisms are cased in platinum, with a black coating giving the watch, of which only 20 will be made, a formidable look.

Felix Baumgartner, master watchmaker at Urwerk, said: “The horological challenge with this complication was to develop a complex mechanism with the minimum of components to ensure its reliability and longevity.”

Omega recently introduced a more traditional platinum watch in the form of the Skeletonized Central Tourbillon Co-Axial Platinum Limited Edition.

Another prestigious watchmaker to follow the same route of choosing the precious metal was Breguet, with the Tradition Tourbillon Fuse Silicium 7047.


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