Don’t worry, Urwerk’s UR-100 is not converted to electricity.
Any Urwerk is particularly worth witnessing. The provocative technical style of displaying time and creating mechanical movements, matched with creativity and futuristic style, is unmatched. Elements of science fiction and space exploration are common in Urwerk’s watches, just as they are in the UR-100 series. However, as you will find in the latest creation, it does not just focus on outer space. Get to know Urwerk UR-100 Electrum and don’t be fooled by its name.
Urwerk UR-100 Electrum uses one of the oldest and most primitive precious metals: Electrum. Electrum is a naturally occurring gold alloy containing at least 20% silver and several other elements such as copper and iron. In ancient times, Electrum was used to produce coins as a transaction currency, called “Platinum”. It was mainly used by ancient Greeks, American Indian civilizations and Egyptians. One of the reasons why it is no longer used as currency is the change in composition, which makes it difficult to determine the content of gold and alloys, making it difficult to determine the value of its elements anytime and anywhere.
Urwerk uses this material to make the case and crown, as well as some movement/dial components. The front of the case is decorated with a ribbed circular pattern, reminiscent of a Greek amphitheater, in order to adhere to this theme. As UR-100V T-Rex demonstrated, this is not the first time Urwerk has decorated the surface of the UR-100 housing. To be honest, this is still the more subtle side of things, the Electrum material emits a pale golden light.
The UR12.01 movement still displays the hours through rotating satellites, and displays the minutes through the curved orbit at the bottom, and uses retrograde hands behind the hour satellites. On the left and right sides of the display, you can still see the Earth’s rotation and orbital distances over 20 minutes. Not something you need every day, but it adds a cool factor. The back of the watch shows a drilled full rotor with a planetary flat turbine to reduce the impact on the bearing and reduce wear.
Technical specifications-URWERK UR-100 ELECTRUM
Case: 41mm wide x 49.7mm long x 14mm high-satin-finished 18k 2N’Electrum’ gold-titanium case back with sapphire crystal glass-dome sapphire crystal glass-water-resistant to 30m
Dial: Hours passed by roaming satellite-Retrograde minutes-Earth rotation distance 20 minutes, Earth orbit distance 30 minutes
Movement: Caliber UR12.01-Automatic basic movement with automatic winding system controlled by Windfänger turbine and planetary gears-38 jewels-28,800vph-48 hours power reserve
Strap: black alligator leather strap