Watches: Urwerk UR-105 TA Black Orange and Black Lemon (+live pics)
By Thierry Ané on May 13, 2015
Niche luxury brand Urwerk is decidedly extremely unpredictable this year… and I mean that in a very good way! After the stunning the UR-110 Eastwood Macassar Ebony and the UR-110 Eastwood Red Ebony and their gorgeous wooden bezels (see my post Geneva week presentation hereWatches: Urwerk UR-110 Eastwood (+live pics & video)), the brand introduced the gigantic UR-1001 Titan, a model based on the brand’s pocket watch, the UR-1001 Zeit Device, but supposedly wearable on the wrist thanks to a complex removable case hold by a large black leather strap.
This was not the end of the creative boom, though, as the brand also drew inspiration from the flashy colours of the seventies to create two joyful renditions of the “UR-105”model. This sophisticated timepiece with satellite hours and sectorial minutes appeared in quite conventional renditions last year with the Iron Knight and Dark Knight but has made a sensational comeback this year under resolutely different attires!
If the combination of titanium for the 53.00 x 39.50 mm case and black PVD steel for the bezel of the new UR-105 TA Black Orange and the UR-105 TA Black Lemon is quite “traditional” by many standards, the bold use of flashy orange or yellow for the textile straps as well as for the hour satellites and minute track is way more daring!
Unusual in the safe world of Fine Watchmaking, these extravagant colours work perfectly with the futuristic look of Urwerk’s timepieces and whether you chose the UR-105 TA Black Orange or the UR-105 TA Black Lemon, rest assured your watch will not go unnoticed on your wrist this summer! But this is exactly the point: infusing the watches with real energy and turning them into a mood enhancer…
If you are looking for your first Urwerk model, chances are you will opt for the stealthy UR-105TA All Black or the luxurious UR-105TA Red Gold also presented this year, but if your drawers are packed with high-end watched including a few models from this interesting brand, the UR-105 TA Black Orange or the UR-105 TA Black Lemon will certainly stand out and offer you a great alternative for when you are in the mood for fun.
For more information please visit the Urwerk web site.