keep my inbox inspiring

Sign up to our monthly newsletter for exclusive news and trends

Follow us on all channels

Start following us for more content, inspiration, news, trends and more

© 2021 - Copyright Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Tous droits réservés



Founded in 1997, Urwerk began life at the instigation of the watch-maker Félix Baumgartner and the designer Martin Frei. The brand offers extremely high-quality watches with a futuristic style. They completely change the way we read the time. The name Urwerk comes from Ur, a city of ancient Mesopotamia where the division of time we still use today originated and from Werk which comes from German and means the work or factory.

Read More


Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner found Urwerk.


Launch of the UR-103 collection, extremely technical, highly complicated and aesthetically original time-pieces.


Introduction of the first piece from the UR 200 collection: the hours are shown on 3 pivoting platforms.


Urwerk unveils the EMC - Electro Mechanical Control - its first watch to integrate a calibre which is totally developed and assembled in-house.