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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 66

    Urwerk. A rare, large and unusual titanium limited edition automatic wristwatch with 3-dimensional satellite hour display, wandering hour and 3-dimensional retrograde minute hand, power reserve, winding efficiency indicator, Certificate of Origin & International Guarantee and box

    SIGNED URWERK, UR-210, NO. 06/35, CASE NO. Z12-559, CIRCA 2012

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    Urwerk. A rare, large and unusual titanium limited edition automatic wristwatch with 3-dimensional satellite hour display, wandering hour and 3-dimensional retrograde minute hand, power reserve, winding efficiency indicator, Certificate of Origin & International Guarantee and box
    Signed Urwerk, UR-210, No. 06/35, case no. Z12-559, circa 2012
    MOVEMENT: automatic, UR-7.10, 51 jewels
    DIAL: satellite hour display with three revolving blocks with luminous Arabic numerals and integral flyback minute hand over a 60 minute sector, red/green winding efficiency indicator to the upper left corner, power reserve to the right
    CASE: large UR-210 case, oversized crown at 12 o’clock, sapphire crystal back secured by six screws, release of power to the movement adjusted by using a wheel on the case back which engages an air turbine fan to slow/increase/stop the rotor, 44 mm. wide
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: large Urwerk black coated titanium buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Urwerk Certificate of Origin & International Guarantee stamped Les Ambassadeurs, Zurich, and dated 22 October 2012, Owner's Manual, wooden presentation box and outer packaging


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    The present UR-210 wristwatch is number 6 of the limited edition of only 35 examples of this model, launched in 2012.

    The UR-210’s satellite complication with retrograde minute is both highly original and totally explosive. It also features a world-first complication that indicates winding efficiency over the last two hours. The indicator is located in the upper left corner, when resting, the hand will point towards the red zone, but when moving energetically it will switch to green, indicating that the watch is provided with new energy. This allows the wearer to adjust the watch accordingly via the winding efficiency selector on the back, setting it to ‘full’, ‘reduced’ (engaging a rotor dampening system to avoid unnecessary wear on the mechanism) and ‘stop’ to run the watch purely off reserve power.

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