While the majority of Urwerk’s watches are divisive, the UR-100V is a watch we can all agree has some charm to it in a high-tech, quasi-brutalist manner. Almost a year ago exactly we enjoyed the release of the Urwerk UR-100V Iron and now a year later it’s back, this time in titanium. The new version is called the UR100V Full Titanium Jacket.
Honestly, there isn’t too much that has been updated and that’s probably a good thing. The design is the same, as is the calibre 12.02 that operates the carrousel style display with wandering hours and minutes. However, the simple switch in materials to full titanium has had a big impact. It’s lighter, more corrosion resistant and generally more durable in the ways that matter. We can’t wait to try it on.
The major change is that it comes on a metal bracelet, a first for the model. Naturally, it’s also made from titanium and consists of 32 sandblasted links. It’s both a satisfying bracelet to look at and has also been designed with ergonomics in mind so it’s comfortable to wear, something lightweight titanium excels at. Although, in my experience some titanium bracelets run the risk of feeling too lightweight and therefore a little cheap. Ultimately we will have to get hands on to find out. It’s somewhat surprising that there aren’t more Urwerks with metal bracelets around, they definitely play into the futuristic design codes of the brand.
Other than that, it’s the same Urwerk that you love, hate or love to hate. The Full Titanium Jacket is priced at CHF 55,000 (approx. £44,100). In my opinion it’s the best version of Urwerk’s best watch. Not so over the top as their other timepieces and the grey tones of the titanium give the design a cohesion that previous versions haven’t achieved.
Price & Specs:
Model: Urwerk UR-100V Full Titanium Jacket
Case/dial: 49.7mm diameter x 14mm height, grey titanium case
Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
Movement: Calibre UR 12.02 with winding rotor governed by a Windfänger airscrew, automatic, 40 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 48h
Functions: Satellite hours and minutes, rotational distance at the equator in 20 minutes, orbital distance in 20 minutes
Strap: Titanium bracelet
Price/availability: CHF 55,000 (approx. £44,100)
More details at Urwerk.