The UR-102 returns to the Urwerk watchmaking tables as the UR-102 "Reloaded"
Over two decades, the watch has grown in strength and size. The diameter is now 41mm compared to the original version's 38mm.
It may have changed in size, but it's still as delightful as ever. Its crown is now integrated with the case, strategically moved to the 4 o'clock position. Its lugs are larger, reminiscent of the attachments on Sputnik's space satellites: solid, angular, and designed to place the "machine" ideally on the wrist.
The font for the hour and minute markers has been redesigned and new information appears on the dial. Thus, the UR-102 "Reloaded" embodies a smooth and detailed revolution.
"For this UR-102, our concept was a time indicator that looks like a celestial body. It has the vibe of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite. The satellite track of our hour hand moves along a semicircle from minute 0 ( Ascent) to 30 minutes (sky) and disappears at 60 minutes (descent). Like the Sputnik, our UR-102's "body" is made of shiny metal that acts like a mirror to reflect any objects its way”, says Martin Frei, art director and co-founder of Urwerk.
The "reloaded" UR-102 retains this reflex and key characteristics of the UR-102. Felix Baumgartner says: "The blue color of the original UR-102 was a unique feature we wanted to keep. At the time we wanted our designs to be colorful and were considering a flame blue hue for our housing. So we used a lovely Bright, strong, anodized aluminum. If you look at our UR-102 "Reloaded" titanium version, you'll notice that the minute track is the same blue. It's these scattered leads that make the UR-102 "Reloaded" Lineage" is clearly clear. The same goes for the crown of the UR-102 "reloaded".
“We redesigned and moved the crown slightly. The migration of the crown resulted in a change in the opening to read the time. Instead of a perfect semicircle, this ‘window’ is wider with beveled edges, giving it a fresher look. , more dynamic look", adds Martin Frei.
The UR-102 was created 26 years ago, the time it took URWERK to orbit the sun 23,500,000,000 kilometers. The journey continues!
The UR-102 "Repack" is presented in a box set, limited, including "Titanium" and "Black" versions.