Urwerk UR-210 Collector's Guide
Wearers of Apple Watches will be familiar with the ruthless "Stand Reminder". Designed to counter the adverse effects of sitting down for long periods of time, it will notify you to "stand up and move slightly for a minute." Whether you are taking an exam, conference or movie theater. It's time to stand up and walk around, and then sit down again.
Unlike Apple Watch, Urwerk UR-210 does not care about your health data. On the contrary, under the guise of Urwerk's so-called "emotional interaction between the wearer and the watch", UR-210 is more concerned with keeping wounds. As a watch, it won’t wind automatically—well, as an automatic Best replica watches, it will, but first it requires you to “stand up and move a little bit”.
The winding efficiency indicator is located in the upper left corner and is designed to let you know whether it has generated enough power in the past two hours to keep the mainspring fully wound. If you meet these requirements, please point to the green area. If not, then you know what to do.
Long live the falcon
Urwerk is phasing out the UR-210, releasing a final variant of the popular model, aptly named the final version of UR-210. Limited to seven, this reference is roughly the same as the UR-210 black platinum, the main difference is the DLC coated steel and titanium case instead of the DLC platinum case. The UR-210 was launched in 2012 and is nicknamed the "Falcon of Malta" because its minute hand (attached to a wandering satellite) draws inspiration from the beak of a mysterious jewel-encrusted falcon figurine. Private detective Sam Spade (Han Frye (played by Bogart)'s mission is to track the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Eagle".replica luxury watches
UR-210 over the years:
UR-210 Final Edition-2020 Steel and titanium black DLC UR-210 RH (Black Platinum) – 2018 Platinum and titanium case with black DLC coating Limited edition 25 UR-210 Amadeus – 2017 Florian Güllert fully engraved stainless steel case Unique work UR-210 Platinum – 2017 Diamond bezel Unique work UR-210 CP (Clou de Paris) – 2016 Titanium and AlTiN treated steel case Satin finish; bead spray Florian Güllert's Clou de Paris pistol with partly carved case UR-210 S (full metal housing) – 2015 Satin finish; sandblasted titanium steel case and bracelet Bracelet and deployment developed by Maspoli UR-210 RG (Red Gold) – 2013 Titanium and red gold case UR-210 – 2012 Available in steel and AlTiN coated steel
Walk into the avant-garde
After Urwerk retired the popular UR-103 (2003-2010), UR-210 became the new standard bearer of the brand-this model will bridge the gap between Urwerk’s second and third decade gap.
Looking back, the evolution of Urwerk can be divided into three different stages:
Foundation stage (1997-2007): The initial breakthrough success and cooperation with Harry Winston, accompanied by years of struggle.
Avant-Garde Phase (2007 – 2017): Urwerk is recognized as a leader in continuous innovation in the field of avant-garde mechanical watchmaking
Experimental phase (2017 –): It has proven to be a period of extensive experimentation in case design and mechanical complexity-proven by UR-111C and UR-100 inspired by astronomy
Despite the great success of their first watch, the Millennium Falcon-shaped UR-101 and the satellite-inspired UR-102 (released in 1997 and 1998 respectively)-Urwerk was in the first few years of the new millennium. Unstable financial situation. Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei did put everything in their young brands, and even so, they barely managed to make ends meet.high quality replica watches
However, this fight is worth it. During these five years, Uvac designed and developed a consistent brand DNA and watchmaking philosophy. A satellite display based on a shell and the unconventional complexity in a Blade Runner watch. As Felix said, “Urwerk’s innovative timepiece [is] the result of the last three years of development and the other two years of testing... The final result exceeded our dreams."
UR-101 and UR-102 are unconventional, but the hemispherical aperture display and roaming hours lack the three-dimensional conspiracy of satellite display. But like UR-101 and UR-102, most of the magic of the UR-103.01 movement is hidden under the case. It will remain until 2005, with the launch of UR-103.03 and the collaboration between Urwerk and Harry Winston (read: Max Büsser) on Opus 5. From 2003 to 2010, Urwerk will release multiple versions of UR-103-a bastion of best-selling avant-garde mechanical watchmaking.
Avant-garde stage (2007 – 2017)
As its 10th anniversary is looming, URWERK finds itself in the time between other independent enviable positions-watchmaking is full of innovation, although not a risk-free area. Felix and Martin did not consider personal sacrifices and continued to quickly explore new and interesting ways to incorporate their already iconic satellite display into the new cheap men watch.
Notable examples include UR-202 (2008) and UR-203 (2010). UR-203 is the first watch with a dual turbo adjustment system, which was later adopted in the UR-210; it is designed to enhance the interaction between the watch and the user. In addition, around this time, we saw the launch of the UR-110 (2011) and 1001 Zeit devices (2011), and then the UR-210 in 2012.
Iterative development behind UR-210
With the introduction of UR-210, Urwerk's evolutionary development process has become more and more obvious.
Reflecting the watchmaking and design philosophy of Felix and Martin, Urwerk watches not only draw inspiration from antique clocks, but also draw inspiration from watches made in the early days of the brand. The elements are gradually refined-this is an iterative development process that is more common in the technology and entrepreneurial circles.
An obvious example is from the broad sapphire crystal "canopy" found on the final version of UR-103 to the clear (no pun intended) evolutionary lineage of faceted crystals seen on UR-210. Urwerk could not make such a wide custom-shaped sapphire dial before, so the fine holes on UR-103.01. However, it is important to note that crystals like this run counter to Felix's minimalist tendencies at the time.Richard Mille RM 67-02 Winding Extra Flat – Alexander Zverev Edition
Huge architectural design
As for the outer shell of UR-210, obvious clues can be seen from the large angular appearance of UR-202/UR-203. However, unlike other Urwerk works with organic shapes, UR-210 is more architectural or sculptural in its structure. "[UR-210]'s ultra-three-dimensional volume and crystal dome are pure Urwerk, while providing highly clear graphics and instructions." Martin said.
The dimensions are 53.6 mm x 43.8 mm x 17.8 mm high, which is higher than the UR-203's 45.7 mm x 43.5 mm x 15 mm dimensions; this extra space allows Urwerk to include a large centrally mounted satellite display-reminiscent of the original appearance The trapezoidal transport satellite on Opus 5 later appeared on the UR-110 and 1001 Zeit devices (both in 2011).
Equipped with three orbiting satellites, each satellite is equipped with a four-sided trapezoidal transmitter that shows the hour. The centrally installed super-large retrograde minute hand is docked with the current time satellite to form the transport device below-its Maltese Falcon's beak indicates the minutes through the minute orbit. When the hour satellite and retrograde minute hand exceed the 60-minute mark, the minute hand quickly returns to the right and makes a loud "click" sound, docking with the next hour satellite at the beginning of the minute mark, thereby indicating the start of a new hour.Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Jewellery Planet
Enhanced user interaction
In addition to the above-mentioned winding efficiency indicator, the turbine adjustment system is an important part of the UR-210 tradition. After the user-adjustable control panel at the bottom of the UR-103 has achieved some success (this in itself is a recognition of the adjustability of the coil on Breguet), Urwerk was able to improve and perfect the automatic adjustment winding system on the UR-210.
According to Felix, the goal is to allow users to control the winding mode as much as possible, because he has witnessed the adverse effects of over-winding the movement: "My career started with the after-sales service of major watch brands, and I had to deal with Recurring problems caused by premature wear of components, so we developed a system to minimize the problem. The turbine on the UR-210 is inspired by the regulator used in the Grand Ziming movement."
After mastering the knowledge of power reserve and winding efficiency, the user can intervene and adjust the efficiency selector to:
Full-the slightest movement will be converted into stored power Reduce-Engage the rotor damping system to prevent unnecessary wear on the mechanism during more activities. Start the air turbo compressor mounted on the ruby bearing, make it spin and generate internal resistance-generate enough internal resistance to slow down and dampen the self-winding rotor.
Stop-the automatic winding system is completely disabled, the UR-210 runs out of backup power and may require manual winding.https://www.chronowrist.ru
So why did Urwerk eliminate UR-210? It all boils down to the artistic sensitivity of Felix and Martin and the respect for the tradition of making and collecting beautiful objects. Urwerk chose to respect its influence, protect its heritage and move on, rather than making UR-210 indefinitely. As Harvey Dent put it in "The Dark Knight" (2008), "Would you rather die as a hero or live long enough to see yourself as a villain?"
Unlike other watch brands that have modern interpretations of old complications, Urwerk is more interested in reshaping our view of time and the way we interact with it. Entering the third decade (2017 -), we have seen this concept reflected in the launch of UR-111C (2018) and UR-100 (2019).
UR-100 is marked as the most wear-resistant Urwerk to date, and is equally ambitious in exploring the mystery. Two new astronomical complications are introduced: the 9 o'clock position instructs the earth to travel 555.55 kilometers along the equator within 20 minutes of its rotation; the 3 o'clock position indicates the distance of 35, 740 kilometers-the distance the earth orbits the sun in 20 minutes. Urwerk did not redesign the trapezoidal satellite display, but further improved their circular satellite display-looking for new ways to reduce the weight and height of the rotating satellite. As a result, the UR-100 shrinks and wraps the movement underneath with its slender satellite and membranous domed sapphire crystal.https://www.cheapestwrist.co
On the other hand, the teardrop-shaped UR-111C completely cancels the satellite display and adopts an end-mounted driver arrangement, with a retrograde linear minute display, a fiber-optic zoomed second display, and a roller crown and lever system.
The Maltese Falcon has grown up and left the nest. Since its inception in 2012, UR-210 has set up two key stages for Urwerk: one is the period when Urwerk strides forward after a difficult start and lays the foundation for the future, and the latter period is characterized by mechanical and artistic innovation. The UR-210's command dial and majestic architecture enable Urwerk to display orbiting satellites in all 3D splendor.
Although it is sad to see the end of good things, the legacy of UR-210 still exists in all subsequent Urwerk watches, and it continues to have an impact on avant-garde mechanical watchmaking.
"Mr. Dufour was the first person to see a working prototype of UR-210. Although URWERK's avant-garde style is completely opposite to his, he likes it! Mr. Dufour's approval has made us very pleased with our approach. Since then , We were fortunate enough to see the UR-210 on the wrists of celebrities such as Ralph Lauren and Michael Jordan, but Mr. Dufour’s emotion with our'UFO' on his wrist is still one of my best memories." Felix Baum Gartner.discount replica watch