We bet you never thought that luxury timepieces would incorporate fabric and wood in their build. Well, the URWERK UR-110 “East Wood” is a proof that luxury watches could use a little tweed and ebony too. Boasting a bezel crafted from ebony – one of the densest wood on Earth, matched to URWERK’s take on tweed as tailored by Briton tailor Timothy Everest, the UR-110 features a large panoramic sapphire crystal, Grade 5 titanium case, two-position crown with integrated protection, 39-hour power reserve, a Control Board on the dial side with indicators for “Day/Night” as well as “Oil Change”, a small seconds sub dial, a satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears, and UR 9.01 mechanical movement with automatic winding system regulated by dual turbines.
A note on the tweed, one of the patterns chosen is actually the original Prince of Wales check worn by the Duke of Windsor and as for the size, this timepiece is pretty sizeable, at 47 by 51 by 16mm. The URWERK UR-110 “East Wood” is of limited edition and comes in a choice of wood bezel, namely Indonesian Macassar ebony and South African Red Ivory wood, each model limited to just 5 units. Yes. it is that exclusive, but with a price tag of around 80 grand, I guess it won’t be flying off the shelves. Yes? Also announced was the URWERK UR-210S “Full Metal Jacket”. Based on the 210, the ’S’ variant has a “stronger monochrome aesthetic” as accentuated by a full metal bracelet, developed specifically by Maspoli for URWEK (and it looks super cool, if we might add).
Key features include a titanium and steel case in bead-blasted satin finish, two-position winding crown with crown protector, sapphire crystal, up to 3ATM (30m or 100’) water resistance, 39-hour power reserve, and a UR 7.10 movement with self-winding system coupled to turbines. Like the “East Wood”, this head-turning timepiece also touts the patented resolving satellite complication with wandering hour and 3D retrograde minute hand. There is also a patented winding efficiency indicator, as well as Superluminova coated markets, dials, indexes, hand, and satellites. The URWERK UR-210S “Full Metal Jacket” is limited to just 35 pieces, each going for a cool 145,000 Swiss Francs, or about US$156,600, based on what Google tells us at the time of this writing.