The Last Dance: Urwerk’s UR-210

Originally released in 2012, the UR-210 is Urwerk’s signature timepiece and this year the watchmaker is presenting the latest version of its flagship, the UR-210 “Last Edition”. After an eight-year run, Urwerk is offering a proper sendoff to the UR-210.

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The watch still features its iconic dual power indicator displays as well as its uniquely shaped sapphire crystal and recognizable case design. However, the “Last Edition” boasts a muted gunmetal grey titanium and steel case, accented by black PVD and red text on the face.

As symmetric as its predecessors the “Last Edition” features a retrograde feature, which counts the minutes until it reaches 60 and then flies back to zero with an audible sound highlighting the beginning of each new hour.

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“A protective band frames the complexly shaped sapphire crystal glass of the UR210 there is a certain amount of G-Shock in this design element. I like a three-dimensional topography of the case because it encourages both the eyes and hands to interact with it. The distinctive form empowers the case iconic character,” explained Martin Frei, co-founder, Urwerk.

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The UR-210 graced the wrist of many aficionados and will be missed by the community. We will remember it as not only a daring design but as an engineering feat that pushed the industry to innovate.