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Urwerk UR-210 “Maltese Falcon”

Urwerk is best known for their now-iconic satellite system, with spinning hour indicators integrated into a retrograde minutes display. Their latest piece of mechanical ingenuity for the UR-210 Maltese Falcon features the worlds-first winding efficiency indicator – with a single hand drifting between the green and red ends of a curved scale. What does this all mean? Essentially, the wearer can inject power into the watch with a rigorously planned day/night or rely on stored energy for days spent lounging around the house. In addition, the rotor can be fully stopped – thus turning the watch into a manual winder. Urwerk’s Felix Baumgartner comments, “It doesn’t just measure a universal value in a completely original way, but starts a real dialogue between the watch and its wearer.” The first ten pieces will be hitting retailers in October with a price of 137,000 CHF (approximately $146,113 USD).

Source: HODINKEE

Date: Sep 12, 2012  /  Views: 38  /  Author: Alec Banks
Category: Style  /  Tags: Accessories, Watches, Urwerk