In November WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended for the WatchPro Innovative Watch of the Year 2013 was the Urwerk EMC.
Urwerk’s Electro Mechanical Control (EMC) gives watch owners some of the precision control usually reserved for the workshop.
The mechanical movement, which went through a lengthy period of development, gives the wearer more control, allowing them to read how accurate the timepiece is and make subsequent adjustments to suit their lifestyle.
Accessible at the back of the watch, the timing adjustment screw allows for very fine alterations to the balance rate regulator by changing the active length of the balance spring, something that previously only a watchmaker could do.
It is an exciting new development that deserves this recognition.
To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.