The Urwerk UR-105TA Clockwork Orange is based off the avant garde UR-105TA timepiece. The materials used in the watch, the design and inspiration is what customers and collectors have come to expect from the watchmaker.
With a power reserve of 48 hours and a 4Hz frequency, the UR 5.02 self-winding mechanical movement is coupled to turbines visible from the back. The case is made from titanium, a great lightweight and durable option, while the movement features bronze beryllium Geneva crosses, orbital structure in PEEK and the carrousel and three main plates in brass. These materials are technologically innovative and ensure to Urwerk's fans that the watchmaker is dedicated to technological advancement and long-lasting watches. Like the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium, PEEK is seeing an introduction to fine watchmaking, the material is mostly used in the automotive and medical implant industry because of its stability even in heightened temperatures.
Martin Frei says, "The UR-105 TA is our URWERK Knight; the bezel evokes the breastplate of a knight’s armor, protecting the mechanism from the ravages of time."
Seeing this watch in person, the Clockwork Orange jumps out because of the bright shade used for the numerals. The watch is definitely for a more unique customer, but with the use of innovative horological materials, it's a great buy.
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.