URWERK UR-110 Bakelite. Ten years… it’s time to say goodbye. “Although we are not the kind of nostalgia here URWERK, we are proud to celebrate the 110th anniversary of our collection. This is the work that won the best design award at the Geneva Watch Grand Prix; facing evil on the wrist of Iron Man, Iron Man is the worst superhero among them; it became the cover of a major watchmaking magazine when it was launched in 2011. It needs to complete the last task before it can slip away, so we will release the final UR-110 bakelite. Two of URWERK The founders Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei said that a unique model will be auctioned on our dedicated website, and most of the proceeds will be donated to the Swiss Red Cross.
Therefore, URWERK UR-110 will be retired 10 years after its birth-and represents a worthy cause in a stylish way.
The URWERK UR-110 phenolic plastic is equipped with a titanium casing and an original baffle made of bakelite, a star-shaped material from 1900. As Felix Baumgartner explained: “Bakelite is one of the earliest high-tech materials developed in history. Its properties used to be and still are multiple and revolutionary. Insulation and heat resistance, it appeared in all daily necessities at the time. From spectacle frame to radio”.
URWERK UR-110 Bakelite technical specifications
Satellite complication with rotating hour/minute modules mounted on planetary gears
Control panel: “day/night” indicator light; maintenance interval and “oil change” alarm for small seconds
Movement: UR 9.01 mechanical movement, automatic winding
Balance: Single metal
Frequency: 28,800v/h, 4Hz
Power: Single barrel
Power reserve: 39 hours
Winding system: unidirectional rotor adjusted by twin turbines
Surface treatment: matte, round texture and diamond cut
Grade 5 titanium case with bakelite bezel
Size: 47mm X 51mm X 16mm
Two-position crown with integrated protection function.
Water resistance: tested to 3 ATM