The Mesmerizing ZR012 Timepiece by C3H5N3O9
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This watch is definitely not for the average people. It’s sophisticated, it’s complicated, and it’s prohibitively expensive. Created by Urwerk and MB&F under the brand name C3H5N3O9 (the symbol for nitroglycerin), this exquisite watch is called the ZR012.
The masterminds behind the complicated movement are Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk, while the stunning design was conceived by Max Büsser, Serge Kriknoff and Eric Giroud (co-manufacturer of the Harry Winston Opus 9 watch) of MB&F. Considered by its makers an experimental watch, the ZR012 is a fully functional masterpiece of micro engineering, inspired by the “Wankel engine”, or rotary combustion engine designed by Felix Wankel in 1919.
The design also features unmistakable influences from the MB&F Thunderbolt and Urwerk’s 200 series. Though it looks like an out-of-this-world machinery, the watch is very real (you can learn more about its intricate movement on the C3H5N3O9 official website) and can already be ordered for 110,000 CHF (approx. $115.700).