URWERK reveals the new UR-202 White Shark. A stunning limited edition of only 12 pieces, exclusively available from Chronopassion (Paris), The Hour Glass (Singapore) and of course URWERK.
The first line of the press release sounds just great: “Time is monochrome on the UR-202 White Shark”. With a website called Monochrome and being a fan of the unusual yet beautiful watches created by Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner, I was delighted to hear about the new URWERK UR-202 White Shark.
The UR-202 White Shark’s monochrome design is the result of no use of any ‘make-up’, it’s only ornament is its technicality. URWERK has a huge reputation of using unordinary materials. The White Shark is made of titanium, steel and ARCAP, a combination of materials new to the 200 series!
The black numbers of the hours on the satellites stand out clearly against the light background. However one number of the 12 hour digits is not black, but red. This exception to the rule identifies the individual piece number in this limited edition of 12.
The way time is displayed is identical to the URWERK UR-203. The telescopic hour hands exist of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. These hands precisely adjust their length to follow the three vectors marking the minutes: 0 -14, 15 – 44, 45 – 60. Because of the ability to retract, they allow for a very wearable and comfortably sized case. A moonphase and day/night indicator complete the dial.
Two turbines are visible on the back of the UR-202 White Shark and these are coupled to the rotor to regulate the winding system of the watch. The turbines are controlled by a three position selector lever. In mode”FREE”, the two turbines spin freely enabling maximum winding of the mainspring. In mode “Sport”, the two turbines spin with resistance, acting like pneumatic brakes that reduce the winding efficacy wound by 1/3rd. In mode “STOP”, the turbines are locked and block the rotor from winding at all, although the watch can still be manually wound if necessary.
You can read more about this ‘rare species’ at URWERK’s special website UR-RareSpecies.