Urwerk celebrates the 20th anniversary of the birth of UR-105 CT Streamliner
As URWERK replica celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, it suddenly gave it how avant-garde it is, but the brand launched in 1997. Its twenty-year brand has been inspired by science fiction and future methods to instill some incredible Tabulation of works. However, as the new UR-105 CT Streamliner reveals, there is more. But before that, it's time to look back at 20 years of creativity and peek into the future of the brand.
In 1997, two friends (one a watchmaker and the other a designer) met and co-founded one of the most representative independent watch brands. It all started at the AHCI booth at the Baselworld. The two exhibited an impressive watch for the first time. This watch is visually simple but very futuristic, and at the same time technically complex. It certainly had an impact, and it was UR-101.
With the case shaped like the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, the style is subversive-even though the 101 is small compared to today's watches suppressed. However, 101 is still rooted in a timepiece with the famous wandering hours showing history-inspired by 16 times the day for the Pope to make the clock of the Italian Night of the Century. It relies on the turntable that drives the hour module. The disc points to the minutes on the semicircular track. This simple display was very intuitive at the time, but it was unique at the time, even today. 101 is followed by 102, which uses the same movement, but with a slightly different case.fake Porsche Design watches
The first major design evolution occurred on the UR-103, a watch that was bolder in style and mechanics. If 101 and 102 are seen as early attempts to establish identity, then 103 is the birth of today's Urwerk watch. A typical rectangular case, the crown is located at 12 o'clock, a small round hole at 6 o'clock shows the time, the texture and lines used on the case, the sapphire window in shape-all the ingredients of Urwerk as we know it are At 103.
The brand subsequently turned to more complex watches, including the UR-202, UR-110 and UR-210, all of which were equipped with satellite cube hour displays, which was the first of its kind on the Harry Winston Opus V made by Urwerk. The principle of operation of the satellite cube display is similar to the 103's hovering time, but it is much more complicated, which makes Urwerk a leading technology-oriented independent watchmaker.
However, in 2014, Urwerk returned to its origin and 103, launching a purer watch than the previous work, a watch that pays more attention to time display and case shape: UR-105.replica skeleton watches
The UR-105 made its debut with the manual winding UR-105M "Iron Knight" and "Dark Knight", followed by the automatic winding version UR-105 TA. UR-105 was later used as the basis for several subsequent versions, using the same chassis and movement, but with different forms, materials or surface treatments. Examples include bronze Tyrannosaurus Rex, colorful Clockwork Orange and luxurious Raging Gold.
As early as 2017, Urwerk launched the first 20th anniversary edition, the rotatable and reversible UR-T8, which is the first Urwerk with a rotating case. Now Urwerk has launched its second commemorative model, UR-105 CT Streamliner.
The UR-105 CT is perfectly suitable to tribute the 20th anniversary of the brand. Although it is a major change in design and case, UR-105 CT is also a step back from the past, reminiscent of the brand's early High Quality Replica watches.
Although Urwerk’s product history is well known to collectors, few people realize the brand’s early start. In March 1997, Martin Frei graduated from the Lucerne School of Art and Design in Switzerland, moved to New York, and founded the Swiss Designers Association United Swiss Artists (USA) together with other Swiss artists.
On the other hand, Felix Baumgartner is still based in Geneva, but not for long. When the young company was in trouble—despite UR-101 and UR-102's critical acclaim, but the company was not financially viable—Felix jumped on the plane and went to New York to meet his friends. Felix was 22 years old at the time and Martin was slightly older. Together, they walked the streets in the dream city, admiring the New York scenery, red-brick townhouses, Art Deco skyscrapers and glittering subways. These pictures filled their minds and would never leave them.replica Harry Winston watches
Urwerk UR-105 CT Streamliner reproduces the memory of the city with metal materials, aiming to echo the Art Deco style and New York City. Its unique shape is an octagonal shape with deep grooves along its length. The influence of Art Deco is evident in its geometrical edges and corners and symmetry. This is a minimalist design, with few extra decorations and clean lines, just like the Empire State Building, Chrysler and Rockefeller Center.
Another noteworthy detail of Urwerk UR-105 CT Streamliner is the "Targa" shell. This label was originally used by the brand for UR-103, but now it makes more sense for UR-105 CT. The top of the case is a protective hinged cover that can be opened to show more time display. When closed, the lid only displays basic information, namely the current hour and minute track. This makes it look rather simple, because the front is almost entirely metal, with only a small curved window visible. But once the lid is opened, the watch will show a complex, technical and metallic surface-the carousel with satellite complication can be seen throughout the conveyor belt.Richard Mille RM 67-02 Extra Flat Alexander Zverev
There are two versions of UR-105 CT Streamliner, both of which are very Urwerk: Titanium and mirror-polished steel version, embellished with a small amount of red, and titanium and black PVD coated steel model, with the iconic bright yellow decorative dial.
The movement and time display have also changed. The hour dial is now completely open, and the movement bottom plate also uses a hollow design, which is lighter. In addition, the UR-105 CT Streamliner adds a digital second hand on the left side of the time display, and the power reserve indicator is located on the other side-these two functions are not available in the standard UR-105.
The principle of the time display remains unchanged, the travel time spans a 60-minute scale, and the iconic automatic winding mechanism has two turbines on the back to control the automatic winding speed, which can be set by levers.
This new UR-105 CT Streamliner is an unforgettable tribute to the early days of the brand and its creators, and represents the perfect continuation of the Urwerk product line. In other words, this is a beautiful timepiece for Urwerk collectors! www.chronowrist.ru