The already iconic futuristic form of the 103's streamlined case shape houses an innovation orbital satellite complication with time indicated by the orbiting hour satellites as they pass the arc of the minutes.
The slanting sides of the hour satellites ensure an unencumbered view of the time without turning the wrist. Bold SuperLumiNova provides excellent visibility by both day and night.
High-tech grade 2 titanium is used extensively throughout the satellite complication.
The grade 5 titanium Control Board on the back of the 103 was inspired by vintage marine chronometers which placed their more rarely used functional indications on the back of the timepiece. The Control Board is URWERK's contemporary interpretation of classical horology.
The Control Board houses: the Chrono Meter with its dual 15 minute and seconds dial for maximum precision when setting of time; the 43 hour Power Reserve indicator; and the Fine Tuning screw which allows the user the possibility of adjusting the watch's timing +/- 30 seconds per day.
The traditional presentation of the year’s limited edition series «Black» URWERK is an event
awaited with no small amount of impatience by aficionados of the brand. Ever since URWERK’s
creation in 1997, the company has reserved the privilege of celebrating each new collection by
dressing 10 timepieces - 10 exceptional timepieces - in black. This year the waiting is finally over,
because today heralds the unveiling of the new black platinum «Hexagon».
The birth of URWERK’s «Black» limited editions goes back to 1999 with the presentation of a special
version of URWERK’s very first watch, - the UR102 – which was clothed in black and called « Night
Watch ». The model quickly became a collector’s item, and no wonder, its aluminium case and
platinum base may be considered run of the mill fusion today, but it was proudly revolutionary for its
time. The concept was revived in 2006 with the now mythical « Black Bird », a creation with combat
aesthetics and a name derived from military aviation. The « Black Shark » followed in 2007.
Today the UR103 « Hexagon » – a limited edition of only 10 pieces – takes its turn under the
spotlight, with its striking black platinum case making a powerful statement and leaving no doubt that
this is no ordinary timepiece. The masculine lines of its angular satellites – in stark contrast to the soft
curves of the classical 103 models – reinforces the sensation of an emanating force within. In the
dark, the luminescent SuperLumiNova marking the hours and minutes indicates the time in an icy-cool