URWERK revealed the UR-112 Aggregat Back to black timepiece that features a steel and titanium body with a complex architecture. Its upper part is openworked to give a glimpse of the richness of this watch. The cover opens vertically to give access to the secondary power-reserve and digital seconds indications. Its central titanium body is satin-brushed, sandblasted and beadblasted. The two blackened steel wings of the UR-112 Aggregat Back to black fit into this central body. Each zone, each space, each element has its own texture, its own finish, its own language.
The inspiration for the 112 line came straight from the USA. Felix and I were lucky enough to discover the impressive car collection of Mr Ralph Lauren. Amongst the rarest models was the Bugatti Atlantic. WOW! It was love at first sight. Its perfect lines, its spine running along its body, its Art Déco features. This Bugatti is a true wonder! It was the muse that inspired my first drawings of the UR-112. – Martin Frei, co-founder of URWERK
The UR-112 Aggregat Back to Black displays jumping hours and trailing minutes on prisms. Shifted to the front of the watch, they can be seen in their large sapphire crystal housings. As the hours jump on one side and the minutes advance in five-minute increments on the other, an additional trailing indicator displays the accurate minutes.
The central body of the case features the driving and regulating components of the UR-13.01 caliber. A large barrel delivering 48 hours of power reserve is paired with an automatic-winding rotor. By pressing the two pushers on the sides of the watch, one can open the cover that reveals the power-reserve indicator and the spectacular small seconds. The latter is composed of a skeletonized silicon disk attached to a red anodized aluminum bridge.
A transmission shaft stands out in the middle. It’s made of titanium and ensures the coupling with the display module, located at the front of the shell. It establishes this link thanks to a new succession of gears that drive the hours and minutes prisms via two 90° bevel gears. The black aluminum prisms featuring grooved sides are coated in Super-LumiNova and secured by planetary systems.
UR-112 Aggregat Back to black is limited to 25 pieces. Each watch is priced at CHF 280,000 excluding tax (around $306,000 USD).
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