Urwerk used SIHH to spotlight and push its latest creations, one of which has been limited to just 11 timepieces.
The UR-106 Flower Power casing houses 239 top Wesselton quality diamonds making a total of 2.53 carats.
“One of the biggest problems in mounting arises from the complexity of the casing. We began with a single block of steel, a metal that is exceptionally hard and difficult to work with. We had to pave the perimeter of the glass, a rounded, convex curve, and its outer frieze,” explains Patrick Magnin, the CEO.
Martin Frei, co-founder of the Urwerk house and chief designer, says: “Ever since the launch of the 106 line in 2015, I have been dreaming of its different variations. Playing with diamonds and light is one of my greatest pleasures.”
Urwerk also showcased its first transferable watch – UR-T8, which marks the 20th anniversary of the brand.
The watch features the biggest and most elaborate carousel configuration yet applied by Urwerk, with each arm supporting a satellite carousel bearing the four hour numerals.
Frei commented on the watch: “Our UR-T8 of course recalls the Reverso watches, we have deconstructed the concept to create a genuine Urwerk model. The UR-T8 features all the characteristics that we have made our own: the huge crown, the organically shaped sapphire-crystal glass, the textured case that invites your touch, a strong personality and a recognisable visual signature.”