Urwerk UR-230 “Eagle”: Towards a new level of flight

The newest member of Urwerk’s UR-200 series is: the UR-230 “Eagle”. This CTP titanium and carbon model stands out for its looks, design and mechanics. Featuring a satellite display, wandering hours and retrograde minutes, the latest addition to the Urwek range also benefits from an “engine” upgrade and a “high-tech” makeover.

Ten years have passed since the success of the UR-220, and we wanted a piece with a strong personality to take over,” explains Felix Baumgartner, master watchmaker and co-founder of Urwerk.

and continues: “The UR-230 “Eagle” is focused on performance. One of Urwerk’s hallmarks, the turbine, has been further improved. Today we are launching a model that enhances its robustness through technology.” Among the acts.

Compared to the UR-220, the new UR-230 “Eagle” obviously retains its display concept. Its strongest feature. This is a complicated version of the Wandering Satellite Hour, one of the hallmarks of this independent watch brand.

On the three-arm turntable, the four-sided rotating block bears hour markers. They travel in a 120-degree fan shape with the current time plane pointing toward the eye. To display the minutes, these display cubes are mounted in 3D aluminum retrograde hands.

At the end of the 60-minute run, the skeleton hand returns to index 0, where it will be responsible for displaying the next hour’s cube.

As fake Urwerk Art Director and Co-Founder Martin Frei says: “We are proud to introduce the UR-230, the latest member of our iconic 200 Series that launched in 2006-2007 with the launch of the UR-201. . Head Shark

Continuing: “Since then, our constant pursuit of innovation has led us to rethink the collection while retaining its dynamism and power. We have developed the concept of Predator Elegance, but in a different way. We created “Maltese Falcon” and “Pilgrim”, these two watches are like birds of prey, with powerful retrograde systems. Today, we launch the UR-230 “Eagle”.

“This new UR-230 features a complex half-bar housing (with protective cover) made from very fine laminated carbon. The UR230 is lightweight yet strong. It lives up to its title of King of the Air,” he continued.

In this demonstration, the UR-230 “Eagle” has added new functions. In a world first, the brand has developed a set of shock absorbers designed to protect the new UR-7.30 movement. through the turbine. bremont kingsman

The first set of turbines works to reduce the impact of any external impact, thus ensuring the watch’s durability. The second group controls the airflow that powers the winding system.

The strength of this “air brake” is designed to adjust the winding power according to the wearer’s activity level, and is adjustable via a rotary button on the same base.

A second switch opposite the first allows the rotor to be completely disconnected. The UR-230 “Eagle” then switches to manual winding mode. The degree of adjustment of these two functions is indicated by two symmetrical indicators at 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock under the CTP carbon cap.

The UR-230 “Eagle” in the UR-200 series retains the box shape. The trapezoidal shape is noticeably elongated at 6 o’clock, with layering around the sapphire opening, and the crown at 12 o’clock, with sharp yet gentle angles carefully managed.

Its box is once again made from the material that offers the best weight/stiffness/graphics effects ratio: CTP carbon. This carbon is black, lightweight, and hard, and is processed in stacked layers that are bonded under high temperatures and pressures. The obtained blocks are then processed in batches according to a diagram that shows the layers in a geometric, regular and controlled pattern. best replica watches review

The base is made of black DLC titanium and has grooves for a perfect fit against the skin. Inside the box, the UR-230 Eagle encapsulates its UR-7.30 caliber in a sealed, water-tight container, like a safe. Its power reserve is 48 hours.

The cover of this avant-garde watch lifts up 90 degrees to reveal the entire satellite system. The cover is designed to protect the sapphire crystal. “We created one shock protection system for the movement and another for the sapphire crystal,” explains Felix Baumgartner.

This kind of cover brings a lot of technical difficulties to the design adjustment and connection between the cover and the watch case. Its integrated braking system has also been tested and tuned to complete satisfaction.

The UR-230’s hood makes a pleasant “click” sound when closed. This hood is also made from a blend of CTP carbon and titanium. The beak-shaped edge provides grip for the fingers to lift.

Once replaced, the brake slows its stroke so that it rests gently on the sapphire crystal. Then clip it into place. Like an eagle, it uses its sharp talons to catch prey in flight, silently and with incomparable precision.

The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters and comes on a vulcanized rubber strap with the reference “Kiska”, equipped with a black DLC buckle and Velcro self-fastening clasp. u-boat classico replica watches

*44.81mm; length: 53.55mm; thickness: 18.38mm