• URWERK

    Collect History: Urwerk 103

    When Richard Mille helped a new world in watchmaking, ushered in ingeniously, URWERK luxury really established what I now call contemporary watchmaking. From the quartz age to the late 1990s, watchmakers have focused on the past-changing the same watch slightly over and over again. 103 is a truly iconic work. It represents a new generation (my generation!) Of watchmakers and designers, creating a timepiece from their own point of view. The science fiction reference, casual style and rethinking of the entire timing device are definitely post-quartz. I believe that at this moment we can start to think of watches as works of art. Like most good art, it did not…