After returning to the metal that has not been used for a long time, Urwerk launched the UR-100 gold version in 18k gold. Its limited edition version has only 25 watches, and the first watch is planned to be sold in an online auction to benefit medical research.
The Gold Edition is the fourth iteration of the brand’s entry-level watch, which was previously made of steel only. Due to the material of the case, the gold version is more expensive than the earlier steel version, but the price is reasonable.
Although Urwerk luxury watches make the most sense in steel or titanium-these materials match the style of science fiction and mechanics-but they have the most attractive tangible feeling in precious metals. Brushed gold has the restrained but luxurious look I like, although I worry that it will be easily worn away.
The disadvantage of gold or platinum Urwerk watches is usually weight, so ergonomics are also poor. But since the UR-100 is by far the smallest and definitely one of the thinnest Urwerk watches, it may be the most wear-resistant gold watch of Urwerk to date.
Importantly, its price is about 20% higher than the steel version, which is 10,000 Swiss francs, which is reasonable. If you can use a case material with less robustness, then the gold version is worth a try.
The gold case is decorated with a clear brushed finish, and the edges are decorated with polished bevels to bring a soft luster and light alloy colors-according to Urwerk’s 2N gold-unlike rose gold, Urwerk fake usually becomes. The outer bridge and carousel on the dial are usually made of aluminum, but both have been gold-plated to match the case.
Other than that, the gold version is the same as the earlier version of UR-100. It is powered by the UR 12.01 automatic movement, which has the brand ’s iconic satellite hover time.
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Urwerk will auction the first watch of the series in a two-day online auction starting on May 8 and named it “Fight C-19”.
Urwerk UR-100 Gold Edition
Case diameter: 41 mm
Case height: 14 mm
Material: 18k yellow gold
Water resistance: 30 m
Movement: UR 12.01
Features: Satellite hours and minutes; Earth’s rotational and orbital distance
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 48 hours