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Urwerk, the watch for superheroes
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Urwerk, the watch for superheroes

Thursday, 06 June 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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When Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, saves humanity in the Avengers: Endgame movie, he does it with a UR-105 CT Iron and a UR-111C Black Cobra from Urwerk on his wrist.

Since its launch, last April, Avengers: Endgame has set records as the fastest grossing movie and the biggest hit both in China and the USA. Urwek is thus immensely proud to be part of the action, having cultivated friendly relations with Robert Downey, who plays Tony Stark. The actor invited Urwek to join the superheroes at the shooting of Spiderman: Homecoming in 2017, and that led to Urwek featuring in the final Avengers series.

Robert Downey displayed the UR-111C Black Cobra on his wrist at the  
Robert Downey displayed the UR-111C Black Cobra on his wrist at the  "Avengers : Endgame" Premiere in Los Angeles

Robert Downey proudly displayed the UR-111C Black Cobra on his wrist at the movie’s Premiere last April in Los Angeles. This mechanical timepiece, which Urwek unveiled at Baselworld 2019, is made in a limited edition of 25. It is part of the Special Projects collection of watches that depart from the brand’s signature series of wandering-hour complications. The UR-111C is unashamedly futuristic, displaying the minutes both digitally and on a linear track, as well as jumping digital hours and optically transmitted skeletonized seconds. In keeping with this model’s radical departure from convention, Urwek has reinvented the winding crown.

UR-111 « Black Cobra » © Urwerk
UR-111 « Black Cobra » © Urwerk

The UR-105 CT Iron also enters the fictional domain on the wrist of Iron Man Tony Stark. This selfwinding watch is fundamentally distinctive among so many original timepieces. You have to slide the catch on the top of the case to reveal the mechanism of your UR-105 CT Iron. It’s a wandering hour indication based on an openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scale for an analogue and digital display of the time. A power-reserve indicator and digital seconds make up the rest of the information displayed on the dial. Two pneumatic turbines on the back govern the selfwinding rate, which can be set with a lever.

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