Here we have yet another striking timepiece from the watchmaking house of Urwerk named UR-105TA Clockwork Orange. This eye-catching newcomer is actually based on the avant-garde UR-105TA model which was introduced in 2014.
The latest evolution of the range is equipped with the same caliber UR 5.02 automatic movement like its predecessors, but it brings new design elements, such as a vivid orange markings on numerals and indices. This newcomer is housed in a titanium case with great lightweight and a durable option. The case measures 39.50 x 53mm and it is 16.80mm thick. The bold case incorporates a sleek black PVD coated stainless steel upper bezel panel and there is also a large crown placed at the midpoint on the top edge. The case is constructed to resists water pressure up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
Underneath the front sculpted sapphire crystal glass lies an eye-catching digital/analogue presentation of time via a revolving carousel with four orbiting discs, each featuring the Arabic numerals which represent digital hours.
During each 60-minute cycle, the appropriate hour aligns with the analogue minutes. The watch offers perfect legibility of the time regardless of lighting conditions thanks to a generous application of orange Superluminova.
The movement boasts bronze beryllium Geneva crosses, orbital structure in PEEK and the carrousel, as well as three main plates made from brass. The impeccable mechanism can store enough energy to keep the watch working for 2 days (48 hours). The self-winding movement operates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz). The automatic caliber is coupled with a pair of miniature turbines with orange behind their sapphire panels which are visible from the rear. The movement’s finishes include perlage, bead-blasting, satin-finishing and beveled screw heads.
A three-position wind rate regulator lever allows the future owner of the watch to opt among FULL (a setting which converts the most sensitive movements into winding energy), REDUCED (less sensitive and common setting) and STOP (which will only wind by hand). Depending on the chosen settings, the functional turbines may vary from fast to regular or stationary.
Urwerk UR-105TA Clockwork Orange is mounted on a black strap made of tough textile and backed by comfortable leather, fitted with black PVD coated steel tang buckle.
Just like the other Urwerk’s timepieces, this novelty is designed, manufactured and assembled in-house by a small team of watchmakers. The watch is delivered in original manufacturer’s packaging and comes with full two year dealer-stamped Urwerk guaranty.