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Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo – Wednesday Watch

UR-110 ZrN Torpedo

Restricted to 12 pieces and only available through a select dealer network, Urwerk proudly presents their Champagne Supernova timepiece, the UR-110 ZrN Torpedo.

Urwerk, renowned for their haute horlogerie timepieces that use satellites to display the time, created a new version of their already existing UR-110 timepiece. With a champagne-colored super nova in mind (SNLS-03D3bb to be precise), Urwerk managed to create a UR-110 timepiece with the same champagne-colored surface, hence the ZrN addition to its name.

ZrN stands for Zirconium Nitride, a high-end ceramic that has been applied to the existing watchcase of the UR-110 model. The ZrN layer is only a few microns thick, but resistant to scratches due to a hardness of 2000 Vickers. Due to a special appliance method of the coating, the color of the titanium watchcase resulted in that of champagne.

Due to the low production numbers, it’s probably a rarity to see an Urwerk in the flesh anyway. This limited edition of 12 pieces is only available through Chronopassion (Paris), Marcus (London), The Hour Glass (Singapore) and Westime (LA). Urwerk decided to use a red numeral for the hour satellite to mark the unique number of 12 pieces. So, number 5 of 12 will have a red hour satellite for displaying 5 o’clock.

As you might recall from the ‘regular’ UR-110, the Torpedo refers to the shape of the satellites.

Just like the regular production UR-110, the functionality remains all the same. There is an oil-change indicator that will let you know when it is time for service at the Urwerk manufacture and a day/night indicator which comes in handy when travelling through different time zones.

The movement of this watch uses their famous twin-barrel system to minimize the wear of the automatic winding system. When you are playing sports such as tennis or golf, you can ‘lock’ the rotor. If you play medium impact sports, like ping pong, you can change the air control inside the watchcase to prevent the rotor from spinning too much.

The price for the Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo has not been announced.

Urwerk UR-110 ZrN Torpedo Specifications

Case: Grade 5 titanium with bezel in 316L sandblasted stainless steel treated with *Zirconium Nitride.
Dimensions: 47mm x 51mm x 16mm
Two-position winding crown with cover
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 3 ATM

Movement:
Calibre: UR 9.01 self-winding
Balance: Monometallic
Jewels: 46
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Balance spring: Flat
Power: Single mainspring barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: Unidirectional winding rotor coupled to twin turbines
Finish: Circular graining and diamond polishing
Chamfered and polished screw heads

Indications:
Revolving satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears
Control Board: Day/Night indicator; “Oil Change” indicator and running seconds

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