Good news for all those people, then, because URWERK is bringing back the UR-103 — in a way. The new UR-105M brings back the familiar configuration of four conical hour satellites that rotate (via a system of Geneva crosses, one embedded in the base of each hour satellite, and advancing posts fixed to the movement plate) to display the correct hour when moving past a fixed minute scale.
An indication of running seconds is displayed through an aperture in the case middle, and so is another indication of power reserve, so the wearer doesn’t have to remove the watch to check how much wind is left in the barrel. In keeping with the mediaeval concepts of chivalry and knighthood, which center on dichotomous concepts of good and evil, dark and light, the UR-105M comes in two versions: one with a brushed steel bezel, called “Iron Knight” and another one with a matte black AlTiN-treated steel bezel, called “Dark Knight”.
Aficionados of URWERK have always felt the draw of the raw energy and dark aggression that is conveyed by the designs of their watches — the UR-105M may yet be the most potent incarnation of this powerful aesthetic.