Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012

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"Urwerk's Masterpiece" Urwerk. An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator

Sold for HK$ 625,625 (US$ 79,900) inc. premium
"Urwerk's Masterpiece" Urwerk. An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator
Model: UR-1001 "Zeit Device Uber Complication", Limited to 8 pieces world-wide
Case No: Z11 304
Year: Circa 2012
Calibre: UR-10.01, automatic winding
Dial: Semi-skeletonised, revolving satellite month calendar indicator, large sector indicating the date, power reserve, day/night sector, revolving satellite hour indicator with large sector calibrated for 60 minutes, signed
Case: Length 93mm, massive aluminium and titanium coated steel, ribbed and fluted decoration, glazed display case back revealing 1000 year indicator, two subsidiary dials for 100 year and oil change indicators, inscribed "Control Board-UR1001", hinged aluminium and titanium Urwerk outer back, signed
Accompaniments: A massive aluminium and titanium coated steel link chain and unusual clasp

Footnotes

  • Urwerk,「UR-1001 Zeit Device – Über Complication」,限量8枚,超罕有氮化鋁鈦黑塗層精鋼年曆自動時計,配衞星小時及月份顯示、飛返分鐘及日期顯示、日夜顯示、五年上油提示行針式100年累積顯示、直線式1000年累積顯示和動力儲存顯示,約2012年。附錶鏈。

    The Urwerk UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" was unveiled in 2011 and represents one of the ultimate collectibles in the realm of independent watchmaking. With this astonishing timepiece, the co-founders of Urwerk, Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner, bring to life their "horological playground" incorporating a host of their iconic complications, measuring the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, day/night, date, month, years, 100 years and even an astounding 1,000 years. The UR-1001 "Zeit Device" embodies the "Zeit" or "epoch-defining time" in German of the 21st century, acknowledging the fleeting passage of time, whilst embracing humankind's daily journey towards the new millennia.

    The Urwerk UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" makes its worldwide auction debut and is one of only 8 pieces ever made. This incredibly rare timepiece is both tactile and visual, and its impressive Aluminum Titanium Nitrade-treated (AlTiN-treated) steel case with titanium elements rests symbolically in the palm of one hand, spanning a sizeable 106 mm in length and 62 mm in width. Adding to the visual feast, circular grooves are engraved into the top of the case hinting at the original circular shape of the case with cut sides. Through the expansive sapphire crystal display, a tantalizing cosmos of Urwerk's signature satellite hour display and flying comet-like retrograde minute hand work in harmony, whilst a new annual calendar function mirrors this system with a satellite month display and flying retrograde date display that adjusts for months with 30 and 31 days. Arcs for power reserve, day/night and 60-seconds indication are interspersed throughout the front dial, denoting the important measures of the current day and moment.

    The hinged and ultra-flat AlTiN-treated steel caseback of the UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" swings open to reveal the "Control Board". At the reverse, Urwerk has built in its 5-year "oil change" indicator to flag a 5-year maintenance and service check. Two additional scales, the 100-year and 1000-year indicators, propel the Urwerk UR-1001 "Zeit Device" into the realm of exceptional, fine watchmaking. The present example of Urwerk's extremely rare timepiece, the Urwerk UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication", made in a limited series of only 8 pieces, is inviting true collector's to grasp "Zeit" with both hands and is a testament to Urwerk's relentless passion to define an horological era.
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Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
Urwerk, An Exceptionally Rare, Limited Edition AlTiN Coated Stainless Steel Automatic Annual Calendar Watch with Revolving Satellite Hour and Month Displays, Retrograde Minutes and Date, Day-Night, Power Reserve Indication, "Oil Change", 100-year and 1000-year indicator, UR-1001 "Zeit Device Über Complication" Limited to 8 pieces, Circa 2012
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