URWERK continues to redefine the boundaries of horological artistry with the new UR-230 “Eagle”. The timepiece exudes a sense of power with its CTP carbon case, inspired by the aerodynamic lines and measurements of a bird of prey. This limited series of 35 watches showcases a physical transformation, featuring a mobile cover that adds both functionality and a touch of mystique.
At the heart of the UR-230 “Eagle” beats the UR-7.30 calibre, a marvel of engineering that combines a dual variable-geometry turbine, double shock absorber, and hybrid winding system. The turbines, a signature of URWERK, have been further refined to enhance the watch’s robustness and durability. Co-founder Felix Baumgartner emphasizes the focus on performance, marking a decade since the success of the UR-220.
Continuing the tradition of URWERK’s iconic satellite display, the UR-230 “Eagle” features a revolving complication that remains an essential signature of the brand. The three-armed carrousel carries rotating blocks, each displaying four hours’ numerals. The minutes are elegantly presented through an aluminum 3D retrograde hand, creating a visually stunning and dynamic timekeeping experience.
Beyond its mesmerizing display, the UR-230 “Eagle” introduces groundbreaking functions. URWERK introduces a world-first set of shock absorbers dedicated to protecting the UR-7.30 calibre. These turbines not only safeguard against external shocks but also control the airflow that feeds the winding system. The manual winding mode and rotor disengagement feature add a layer of customization to the wearer’s experience.
Crafted from finely layered carbon, the UR-230’s case strikes a perfect balance between weight, stiffness, and graphic effect. The trapeze shape, elongation towards 6 o’clock, and meticulous attention to angles reaffirm the watch’s fundamentally URWERK nature. The hermetically sealed container, resembling a strongbox, adds an element of intrigue to the design.
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