I said before, and I repeat, it is difficult to be an independent brand in the highly competitive luxury watch industry. It's really tough. Especially when you build your reputation on the basis of creating a unique timekeeping method, by seeking to create something truly different, purposefully distinguish yourself from your peers.
This is the unconventional path that URWERK co-founders Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei have chosen to follow for more than a decade, risking everything to create a timepiece that only a few people in the world would really appreciate. However, huge risks are accompanied by huge rewards. Despite many challenges, the brand is still thriving, slowly becoming one of the most famous independent watch brands in the world (of course in a select circle).
URWERK has made considerable progress during that time and now has an impressive selection of timepieces from which connoisseurs can choose their favorite. Until recently, the brand did not have a reliable "entry-level" piece for those who may be newbies in the independent watchmaking world and want to dip their toes in the water before diving in at a six-figure price.replica watches Review
This role was once played by the famous UR-103, and it can be said to be one of the most popular timepieces in URWERK's history, but it has been vacant since it decided to retire the series in 2010. Of course, many other successes have followed, such as the launch of the popular UR-110 series and the recent unveiling of EMC. However, for aspiring URWERK collectors, these two can even be described remotely as starting point.
A few months ago, with the launch of the new UR-105, all this changed. This is an "entry-level" watch that dwarfs the top products of many other brands.
Urwerk UR-105 series Depending on how familiar you are with URWERK's work, when you see the new UR-105 series, your first thought may be "Well, it looks very similar to the original UR-103. Maybe a bit too similar... …" I must admit that I have the same idea. At first glance, there are many familiar features that will inevitably make comparisons with one of the most popular collections of the brand's history. However, if you observe carefully, you will find that this is a brand new timepiece, which has its own little characteristics waiting for you to discover.cheap Breitling watches
Let's start with the case. When URWERK officially presented the UR-105 to the world, it repeatedly mentioned knights wearing shiny armor in its marketing materials, and even used actual armor to shoot on the spot. However, until you really hold the watch in your hand, you can't really appreciate how it looks and feels like a miniature, extremely high-quality shield. It may not be able to protect you in a traditional battle, but it definitely feels like it will protect the delicate movement inside from any external attack.
However, what I really like is the attention to detail in the decoration. This is the type of case you want to touch. Your fingers can find many interesting angles. There is a good contrast between the case and the bezel. It is comfortable to wear on the wrist, not to mention lighter, and is much flatter than I expected, which is definitely a big advantage. Nowadays, it seems that many brands are willing to compromise on the thickness in the process of seeking a more suitable watch, which causes the watch to look great in the case, but it is very bulky on the wrist.cheap luxury watches
Thankfully, this is not the case, although the dial of the UR-105 (if you can call it a dial?) uses URWERK's iconic satellite complication to indicate the time, so it still has a lot of three-dimensionality. The UR-105 is similar to the original UR-103 in many respects, using a rotating disc and a fixed 60-minute scale to indicate the time in a clear and concise way. However, unlike the UR-103, this new model is softer and focuses more on specific time display rather than the complicated mechanism itself.
However, don't think that this will somehow make it technically less impressive. In fact, due to the inclusion of a round PEEK (PolyEtherEthercetone) canopy on top of the satellite complications, the situation is just the opposite. Although the opening enhances the current time and makes it easier to read the time, the canopy must rotate precisely with the movement to ensure accuracy, which means that it must have almost no weight while still maintaining its structural integrity.replica Richard Mille Roberto Mancini
On the back of the watch, you will see URWERK’s iconic “control panel”, which contains additional displays and functions: an “oil change” indicator, which alerts when repairs are needed; a 42-hour power reserve indicator; plus fine-tuning Screw, the speed can be adjusted. However, what I really like is that the brand cleverly added two additional windows to the case, one for displaying the small seconds hand, and the other for allowing you to quickly check the remaining power without removing the watch. To be sure, they are just small touches, but it only provides the UR-105 with some extra features that you would not normally expect to find in an "entry-level" watch.
The new UR-105 has two versions, one is Iron Knight with a titanium case and steel bezel, and the other is Dark Knight with a titanium case but with a steel bezel treated with AlTin.jacob and co astronomia price