URWERK did not just intentionally announced a new exclusive super luxe timepiece on May the 4th, Star Wars Day. The timepiece, URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition ‘Fight’ C19, has subtle reference to Star Wars.
As the name suggests, the watch has been specially created for an auction organized by URWERK to fight against COVID-19.
So, just how Star Wars–ish is the URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition? If I can be honest, it is hard to tell, but the intention is expressed explicitly by URWERK in its official text. The watch made quite an entrance, literary.
For non-geek and non-fan of all-thing sci-fi, those official press words will mean nothing for you. However, the watch’s design will definitely appear to any collector of exquisite luxury timepieces.
It is a satellite-geared watch with a case crafted from a solid block of 2N yellow gold and the surface, satin-finished to Star Wars droid, C-3PO. I am no connoisseur, but man, the sapphire crystal bubble, the cogs and all that, does emanate the space-age vibe (with a tint of steampunk, if I may add).
Here’s a rundown of the tech specs:
Caliber UR 12.01 with automatic winding system regulated by URWERK’s proprietary Windfänger system with helical and planetary gearing
Frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Power reserve 48 hours
Materials Aluminum satellite hours on titanium Geneva crosses. aluminum carousel, triple bridges in ARCAP
Finishes Circular grain, sandblasting, micro-blasting, strapping, chamfered screw heads, hour and minute index painted with Super-LumiNova
Case Satin-finished 18k 2N yellow gold
Dimensions Width 41 mm; length: 49.7 mm; thickness: 14 mm
Glass transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance 30 meters (3 ATM/3 Bar)
Limited to just 25 pieces, the URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition ‘Fight’ C19 timepieces will be auctioned off over two days starting on 4PM GVA time on Friday, May 8th, 2020. In the mean time, you can learn more about the sci-fi-sique URWERK UR-100 Gold Edition ‘Fight’ C19 HERE.
All images courtesy of URWERK.