The Urwerk UR-1001 Zeit Device Über Complication  0 Comments


Urwerk's Felix Baumgartner was in town yesterday to show off the new Zeit Device.

The iPhone sized automatic pocket timepiece is the culmination of the achievements and innovation of the Urwerk brand. It keeps track of the seconds, minutes, hours, date, month, year and 100 year intervals with a record all the way to 1000 years. It also has a 5 year interval period indicator for a reminder to have the movement lubricant change. The annual calendar system featured in this timepiece results in the owner having to change over the date only once a year on February 28 (it is curious why this is preferred over a perpetual calendar - which is considered a more complete and a higher horological feature which would allow Urwerk to claim the device never need to be date adjusted for 1000 years).

The case is made of steel coated with Aluminium Titanium Nitride which gives it a raw feel - very much like those found in top quality industrial tools. In the hand, the Zeit Device feels like a mobile phone - especially due to its flip out backplate. The first thing that comes to mind is how heavy the Zeit Device feels in the hand. One would say that it is almost too heavy to be carried around as a pocket watch but that is not the Zeit Device's primary purpose. Its a object d'art - to be appreciated as one.

Only be 8 pieces of this device will be made and priced at S$666,000 - these mechanical art pieces will only be found on the table (with its docking station) of the very most  well heeled collectors with a penchant for working mechanical art. For more information on the Zeit Device - CLICK HERE.

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