URWERK wraps up its 220 line of watches with a flamboyant UR-220 Red Gold that evokes the exuberant vibe of the 1980s. The timepiece plays on striking, full-on contrasts and features a case forged in 4N gold and an immaculate white textured strap.
The back of the watch features the Oil Change feature that shows how long it has been operating. This unique information, which has long enriched models such as the UR-110, has undergone significant changes. On the UR-220, the Oil Change takes the form of a digital gauge, whose unit is the month, indicated on two adjacent rollers. The wearer of the watch starts this device by removing a protective pin and pressing a pusher on the back to activate the counters which display the mechanism’s collected running time of in months. A service is recommended after 39 months and once this is complete, the URWERK teams reset the counter and replace the pin.
The UR-220 features URWERK’s patented revolving satellite complication. The wandering hours are shown on three rotating satellite cubes. Each slots into a hollowed-out minutes hand. Together they travel 120 degrees along the counter before the hand makes a big jump back to the “0” marker. All faces of the minutes hand have been openworked.
The dial also features the power-reserve indication which can be read on two subdials. The power reserve is displayed by these two 24-hour gauges. During manual winding, the right-hand gauge is the first to indicate the mainspring state of wind. Once it has reached its maximum level, the left-hand indicator takes over. This power reserve includes 83 mechanical elements. The typography of the hour-markers on the UR-220 has been completely redesigned and the hours and minutes numerals feature an even sharper silhouette.
The URWERK UR-220 Red Gold will be released in a limited production of approximately 10 pieces a year. The price is CHF 149,000 (excl. tax).
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