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Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex

Seemingly belonging to the Cretaceous Period, the Urwerk UR-105 T-Rex features a bronze crisscross patterned case, reminiscent of dinosaur scales. Limited to just 22 pieces, the UR-105 T-Rex is powered by a t.02 UR automatic double turbine movement. The mechanism contains satellite-like disks orbiting within the case to indicate hours, read from left to right. The bronze case features a black PVD caseback and measures 39.5 by 53 millimeters and sits 16.8 millimeters off the wrist.

The UR-105 T-Rex represents the symbiosis of two dimensions, time and space, Chief Designer and Co-Founder of Urwerk Martin Frei said. The means chosen to indicate the time is ancient, inherited from the Sumerians and dating back to the second millennium BC, when the shadow cast by the sun playing across their imposing monuments served as their clock. It is nonetheless truly contemporary. In this case, today, the position of our satellite on the dial plays the decisive role, by focusing our attention on the moment in hand. The past no longer exists and the future has yet to be created. All that counts is the time being displayed. What will we do with these 60 minutes?

About Urwerk

Split between Geneva and Zurich, Urwerk is a byword for creative efficiency and efficient creativity, thanks to the blend of rigorous Swiss German watchmaking culture and Swiss French traditional watchmaking culture. Discover more.

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