Urwerk has finally unveiled its EMC watch after teasing the movement back in May. If you recall, the EMC (Electro Mechanical Control) watch is a mechanical timepiece with a uniquely designed electronic module that acts as a rate measuring tool. On top of that the movement has a fine adjustment screw that allows for you to adjust the rate results of the watch yourself. Confused?
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Pretty soon high-end Geneva-based watch maker Urwerk will release a watch that includes their new EMC mechanical movement – a mechanism that will no doubt appear ironic and perhaps insane to those not acquainted with the passions that drive the mechanical watch industry…
I recently discussed Urwerk’s brand new UR-210 watch with their interesting new “winding efficiency indicator” complication. The idea of the new complication was to tell you if you were winding the movement enough, or if you needed to be more active.
Urwerk shares an exclusive first look video of their new UR-210 watch that we covered with an in-depth preview here. This is going to be a very cool watch to check out in a few months time.
Urwerk is tired of your lazy ass sitting on the couch. That is why their small team in Switzerland has developed a brand new complication dedicated to getting you up and moving.
The UR-1001 could easily be mistaken for the world’s most expensive computer mouse, especially with the dangling chain and its almost too ergonomic shape that just fits under your hand. Alas, the buttons don’t work and I don’t think it is USB operated. That technical oversight might make this mouse awfully inept as a computer […]
While this isn’t the all-black UR-110 Torperdo watch from URWERK (that I discussed hands-on here), this is a special limited edition version closer to that with a black coated dial and caseback. The original version was in naked titanium. It looked interesting but many people claimed that it looked a bit unfinished. Eagerly awaiting a […]
Someone recently asked me whether they thought pocket watches might come back in fashion. John and I spent time discussing this during an episode of the HourTime Show watch podcast and after giving it much thought the answer was a resounding “not likely.” So why am I mentioning this before I discuss what is arguably […]
The Urwerk UR-202S, aka the Hammerhead, also bears the name “Full Metal Jacket.” The Stanley Kubrick movie reference points to the fact that this Urwerk watch is the first this brand has offered with a metal bracelet. According to Urwerk, bracelets have been part of their plans for a while but for various reasons was […]
From the brand that brought you a black coated gold watch comes a black coated steel watch (and brushed steel) – and for some reason that seems odd for the brand. What I am more excited about however is the bracelet. This is the first Urwerk watch that I know of that comes with a […]
When Martin and Felix of Urwerk wanted to create something new – they had to sit down for a while and think about what they had done before, and what they could follow up with that was unique in the watch world. Doing that is really tough. Even the satellite time telling system that Urwerk […]
Mention the name URWERK to the watch community and it’s instantly recognizable for the cutting edge case design and unique time tracking system. Today Felix Baumgartner and his company are accepted into the haute horlogerie community as brethren. But it wasn’t always this way. Remember, it’s the Swiss we’re talking about. As a nation, they […]
I wanted to say that the UR-CC1 “King Cobra” was one of the weirder Urwerk watches out there, but that is sort of like saying a guy with 3 arms is that much stranger than a guy with 5 arms. Urwerk timepieces have always been very different in style and appearance, but also provocative…
While it is hard to give proper credit, Linde Werdelin is the first luxury watch brand that I know of that employed the use of comics (ahem, graphic novels) to sell high-end timepieces. They still do that, and certainly are going to carry that idea into the future. UPDATE: I just learned that I had […]
Don’t get too excited about this watch unless you have some mucho petty cash and want to battle for one of the 50 pieces in this limited edition (25 in either of two materials). While not as sexy in function as most Urwerk watches with their rotating satellites, this new UR-CC1 King Cobra takes an […]
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