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Urwerk Time Device UR 1001

 

Urwerk Time Device UR 1001 is for itself creating an own epoch-defining time. With it robust but yet elegant form and use of material there is nothing else around making this statement of time.

In our fast-paced lives we often describe time as ‘fleeting’ and our timepieces reflect this perception by measuring relatively short intervals i.e. seconds, minutes and hours. A few watches take a longer view and track days, months and years, some even leap years. But rarely do timepieces do justice to a universe measured in billions of years – as a true Zeit Device should.

The Urwerk Time Device UR 1001 is a true Zeit Device: It is a grand über complication both measuring and quantifying the era in its entirety, from a solitary second to an astronomical millennia. Exuding force from a case seemingly carved from a block of solid metal, the UR-1001 marks the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, day/night, date, month, years, 100 years and all of the way to a monumental 1,000 years!

The Zeit Device houses a constellation of indications, including orbiting satellites and a comet-like flying retrograde. Dials, springs, satellites, carrousels, retrograde spiral spring were all manufactured in-house by URWERK, as were most of the components in the Zeit Device’s complications and indications.

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UR-1001 – Technical Specifications

 

Movement

 

Calibre:                                                      UR-10.01

Jewels:                                                       51

Escapement:                                          Swiss lever

Balance:                                                    Monometallic

Frequency:                                               28,800v/h, 4Hz

Balance spring:                                     Flat

Power source:                                       Single mainspring barrel
Power reserve:                                     39 hours

Winding system:                                  Unidirectional winding rotor

Time mechanism:                             Double star retrograde with aluminium ring and platinum

counterweight

Calendar mechanism:                    93 tooth wheel, 3 Maltese crosses

Retrograde minutes:                        Anti-shock safety device

Retrograde minute spring:           Spiral of 6.5 turns, dimensions 174.4mm x 0.1mm x 0.3mm with

mobile piton (adjustable pin). Long length ensures flat torque curve
Plates and bridges:                            Baseplate in ARCAP
Screws:                                                      Titanium non-oxidising

Surface finishes:                                Circular-grained, Côtes de Genève and DLC treated mainplate and baseplate, chamfered and polished screw heads

 

 

Indications

 

Dial side                                                    Revolving satellite hour complication

Retrograde minutes

Revolving satellite calendar with months and dates

Day/night indicator: black Super-LumiNova for night, white brushed-

ruthenium for day, mix for dusk/dawn

Power-reserve indicator 39 hours with red low-power zone

Running seconds: three-handed indication displaying 3 x 20 seconds

on a 120° dial

Côtes de Genève on Day/Night and Power Reserve indicator dials

 

Back side                                                  “Oil change” indicator (5 years)

Running-time indicator for 100 years

Linear running-time indicator for 1,000 years

 

Surface finishes:                                  Sandblasted carousel

PE-CVD and DLC treated mainplate, baseplate, dials and satellite

complications

Satin-finished and diamond-polished satellites

Super-LumiNova treatment on markers

 

Setting and winding                          Three-position winding crown

Position 1 against case: winding

Position 2 one click: month and date

Position 3 two clicks: setting hours and minutes

 

Source www.urwerk.com