Watch mechanics are among the more tried and tested systems in the realm of wearable technology. Timepieces from Big Ben to an inexpensive chronograph wristwatch used the same basic mechanics with a few variations. Therefore, finding ones that stand out can be a challenge. But URWERK’s UR 105 Satellite Watch utilizes a unique design tweak to make sure it stands out from the competition.
URWERK 105: The Basics
The traditional circular watch face features revolving hour, minute, and second hands. Varying from this norm, the 105 has three separate satellite discs that contain numerals for each hour. These numbers float across the bottom of the watch, ticking stationary minute markings as they roll by in continuous orbit.
A futuristic plate protects the watch’s mechanics and gives it a unique look. That cover comes in various models that allow a user to see the timepiece’s inner workings or keep them completely hidden.
Satellite Watch Specs
The URWERK 105 Satellite Watch features two turbines that are visible on the back. These turbines work with a rotor to control the watch’s winding system. That winding system operates with even slight movement to keep the hour satellites in unending orbit, but they can be manually shut off via a switch on the underside.
The case is 39.7 millimeters by 53 millimeters in length, by 17.3 millimeters thick. It can operate underwater and is pressure tested for up to three atmospheres, about 100 feet or 30 meters. However, there’s no confirmation on how well it works in space, but we’re guessing Satellite indicates its operation, not capability.
If you fancy yourself a timepiece aficionado and find yourself pining for one of these pieces, be prepared to drop some serious coin. Depending on the variation of the watch you select, they can run anywhere from $69,000 to upwards of $100,000. If you’re looking for a better price, some used models dip into the $30,000 range. If you’re not, the 105 TTH Tantalum Hull model goes for MSRP $85,000.
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