The UR-110 is Urwerk’s latest offering that continues to feature the brand’s iconic revolving satellite complication to tell time. In sync with the orbiting satellite complications, the UR-110 comes with an extremely busy interface despite looking simple. One glance at the watch will not give away the whole story. You need to focus on the finer elements and only then you would realize the extent of detail.
In line with its earlier models featuring the radical tradition of displaying time, the UR-110 has a vertical scale on the right that is marked from zero to sixty minutes. There is a control board with day and night as well as oil change indicators on the dial side and the case is capped in titanium with dual turbines powering the automatic winding system.
51 mm at the base and 16 mm thick, the UR-110 comes in three variants. There’s the UR-110 RG which is the entry level variant and there are UR-110 EASTWOOD MACASSAR EBONY and UR-110 EASTWOOD RED EBONY.
The UR-110 marks a departure from the conventional design and mechanism that earlier Urwerk watches have featured. The central carousel along with the rotation hour modules in the UR-100 are not facilitated by ball bearings. Instead, a fixed axis is used along the entire height of the device which supports the display and the functioning of the revolving satellite complication on planetary gears.
The UR-110 comes in black coated Grade 5 titanium case with red gold bezel. It is 51 mm long, 47 mm broad and 16 mm thick. It sports a sapphire crystal display with anti-reflective coating. It is resistant to water at a pressure of up to 3 ATM. Featuring a UR-9.01 self-winding caliber movement, sporting 46 jewels with Swiss lever escapement, monometallic balance and working frequency of 28,800v/h, 4Hz, the timepiece is an exquisite device. Powered by a single mainspring barrel with power reserve of about 39 hours, unidirectional winding rotor coupled to twin turbines and brass base-plate and satellite and ARCAP central satellite tower, the UR-110 is decked up with circular grained and diamond polished surfaces, chamfered and polished screw heads.
In the world of luxury watches, Urwerk’s UR-110 is certainly a unique addition. It is not out-worldly considering the earlier releases from the brand but it is certainly in its own league in comparison with its competition.