Usually when a watch is quite chunky or sits highly on the wrist, it will be commented on as having wrist presence. The latest iteration of the Urwerk UR-1001, has the biggest wrist presence we have seen from a watch. Introducing the Urwerk UR-1001 Titan.
Technically the Urwerk UR-1001 Titan isn’t a wristwatch. It is a large pocket device featuring the signature Urwerk revolving satellite complication with wandering hours, retrograde minutes, revolving satellite calendar with months and dates, day/night indicator, power-reserve indicator and running seconds.
The revolving satellite complication is a favourite of ours at Deployant. It exudes a high tech/ sci-fi vibe and makes telling the time quite easy. The hour is indicated by the number on the satellite arm above the pointer. The pointer indicates the minutes. The hour and minute indicator move in synchronization from 0-60 minutes. During this time the other satellite arms are rotating in anticipation of the next hour, ready to be displayed. Once the minute indicator reaches the 60 minute mark. it will snap back to the 0 marker. There the next hour will be waiting right above it to repeat the cycle
As the name suggests the case of the pocket device is made from Titanium, making it lighter than its older brother which was made from AlTiN treated steel. Now for the bit that is pretty cool/bad bass. Urwerk designed and created a strap with a mount for the pocket device. This now turns it into a wristwatch!. The 2 piece construction allows for the pocket device to be placed inside, and the crown protected.
At the start of the article, wrist presence was brought up. The dimensions of the watch are 106mm x 62mm x 23mm. This makes a Panerai look small on the wrist. There is no way of tucking the device under a cuff! We certainly think Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing this piece as the Terminator would look 100% bad ass! Hasta La Vista!
Concealed by a flap, the back of the watch reveals the rest of the features: The “Oil change” indicator (5 years), running-time indicator for 100 year and the linear running-time indicator for 1,000 years.
If you are seen wearing this you will definitely cause heads to turn, which could in turn lead people to be distracted enough to walk into a pole/another person, spill their drink or trip over.
The UR-1001 Titan will retail for $611,200 Singapore Dollars including GST. The strap which allows you to wear the pocket device as a wristwatch will cost $60,000 Singapore Dollars including GST.
For more information on the Urwerk UR-1001 Titan please visit Urwerk.com
Case in Titanium
Strap: Black leather strap created based on an original design by URWERK
106mm x 62mm x 23mm
Glasses: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3 ATM
Calibre UR-10.01 self-winding
Escapement: Swiss lever
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: Unidirectional winding rotor
Baseplate in ARCAP
Surface finishes: Circular-grained, Geneva waves and rhodium-plated baseplate, chamfered and polished screw heads
Revolving satellite complication with wandering hours, retrograde minutes, revolving satellite calendar with months and dates, day/night indicator, power-reserve indicator, running seconds
On the back: “Oil change” indicator (5 years), running-time indicator for 100 year, linear running-time indicator for 1,000 years
Super-LumiNova® on markers
Three-position winding crown
Quite possibly the ugliest watch I’ve ever seen. If you pay more that $500.00 for that thing you are freaking high.
Thanks for your comments John…one man’s meat is another man’s poison. C’est la vie!