A swan song of groundbreaking design.
Urwerk fake is taking the curtain off one of its models, the UR-210. The original UR-210, nicknamed the Maltese Falcon, debuted in 2012. Eight years after the watch was released, the brand marks the end of the model’s run with the Urwerk UR-210 Last Edition. This new timepiece features a titanium and black PVD-coated stainless steel case. The dial is black and ruthenium-coated, with luminous-filled red numerals on the hands. Green and orange hour markers are further accented on the dial, and the watch is paired with a black leather strap.
We’ve covered the UR-210 several times over the years (here, here, and here), and technically there’s no difference between this version and the earlier ones. It still has a uniquely shaped sapphire crystal, dual power indicator display, hour satellites, case design and a host of incredible features and functions.
The UR-210 Last Edition features the iconic retrograde hands, docked with the hour satellites, while indicating the minutes. As the minute hand flies back to zero from 60, it makes a sharp “click” to signal the start of each new hour. The watch features a patented winding efficiency indicator (in addition to the power reserve indicator) that lets users know if they have developed enough power to keep the UR-210‘s mainspring fully wound over the past two hours of use . This is shown on the dial, with arrows oscillating between green and red.
This feature is user-tailored and adapts to the amount of your movement. You can adjust the rotor on the bottom cover to make sure it fits your everyday use. The rotor can also be set to active zero, allowing the watch to be used as a manual winding. It’s a fake watch feature that’s better seen than explained, and you can check out our hands-on with the original UR-210 here, illustrating many of the watch’s unique features.
Having to look back at the original UR-210 Maltese Falcon when reaching the end of the model line. Why take this nickname? Well, as we mentioned earlier, the original model’s minute hand was inspired by the mythical bird’s beak. You can still see the theme carried over to the previous edition. If this is the last time we see the UR-210, then it is a truly remarkable piece of contemporary watchmaking – or, as Sam Spade once put it, “what dreams are made of”.
Model: UR-210 Last Edition
Case Material: Steel and titanium with black DLC coating
Dial Color: Black and ruthenium coated
Water Resistance: 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather Strap
Functions: Patented satellite complication showing wandering hours; three-dimensional minutes hand; power-reserve indicator; patented winding efficiency indicator.
Winding: Automatic winding dampened by turbines
Frequency: 4 HZ
Chronometer Certified: No