Urwerk and “normality” certainly don’t mix, as each and every one of the company’s timepieces is absolutely unique and spectacular. At SIHH 2016, the company has unveiled the limited edition UR-105 T-Rex watch, which certainly lives up to its name. Its textured pebble-shaped case houses a Swiss manual-wind URWERK in-house caliber 5.02 that incorporates 52 jewels, operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph and flaunts a 48-hour power reserve. Moreover, a double turbine regulates the piece’s automatic winding system.
As for the case itself, it boasts a textured ribbed pattern that looks strikingly similar to a series of reptile scales, the likes of which would have been present on a T-Rex dinosaur. As the years go by, the colors of these “scales” will change gradually, as they were created using bronze. This satellite hours timepiece tells the time using four satellites, each featuring three hour numerals that move past a minute rail. The satellites that are not relevant for telling the time are concealed by a special cover that was made out of something called polyetheretherketone.
Limited to just 22 pieces, the UR-105 T-Rex timepiece by Urwerk is a breathtaking masterpiece of micro engineering and design that’s simply impossible to ignore.