Urwerk has introduced a new addition to its UR-100 collection with a luminous and intense metallic grey timepiece. The UR-100V Magic T evokes the magic of titanium through minimalism.
From its 41-mm case to its bracelet, the limited UR-100V Magic T is made of titanium that gleams in full brilliance thanks to refined shot-blasting. Powering the timepiece is the self-winding UR 12.02 movement governed by a Windfänger airscrew, beating at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and offering a power reserve of 48 hours. The dial features an unorthodox layout with a hands-free hours and minutes display, as well as a more complex layout when compared with its predecessors. The satellites carrying the hours move along the arc of a circle with a minutes index. The readability has also been improved on the UR-100V Magic T thanks to a red arrow clearly stating the current minute. Once 60 minutes passes, the satellite bearing the next hour appears in front of the “0” index and continues to tell the time.
The UR-100V has always been associated with space with its UFO and celestial bodies-related details and design, and the UR-100V Magic T is no different. At the 9 o’clock position (of a standard dial) is a counter for kilometres indicating the rotational distance at the Equator in 20 minutes, which is 555 km, while the counter at the 3 o’clock position showcases the orbital distance in 20 minutes (35,740 km). While this information may not be necessary, the design does highlight Urwerk’s dedication to pushing current watchmaking boundaries.