Simply launched is the Urwerk UR-100V P.02 in partnership with Horology Collective, in addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Area Museum in New York. That is the second launch in personal collector neighborhood Horology Collective’s Portfolio sequence completed with unbiased watchmakers (the primary was final 12 months’s excellent J.N Shapiro Infinity Series P.01 with meteorite dial), and I feel it’s an unintentional however enjoyable coincidence that each have an outer house affiliation. Goldsmith & Issues, the official retailer of the 20-piece restricted version UR-100V P.02, can be donating $50,000 of the proceeds to the Intrepid Museum, as properly.
Rapkin and Reilly liked Urwerk’s UR-100 SpaceTime and imagined what the watch would seem like if it have been a selected tribute to the primary house shuttle Enterprise (which is on show on the Intrepid Museum, naturally). The UR-100V P.02 has the Urwerk satellite tv for pc time show with hours communicated through disc and minutes through rotating disc and crimson pointer proper beneath the hour show.
The apertures on the higher left and proper sides of the case are distinctive right here, nevertheless. On the left facet of the case is the “launch aperture” that shows the three phases of the shuttle launch with inexperienced representing the shuttle on earth with floor management doing ultimate checks and the startup of the three foremost engines; blue represents the stable booster ignition; and the crimson is for orbital altitude.
On the best facet of the case is the “touchdown aperture” that reveals 4 phases. Right here, the black zone represents the 60-minute touchdown time countdown; the crimson zone shows the extreme re-entry by means of the higher ambiance; the blue zone represents the time the shuttle commander takes management for ultimate descent and landing, and the ultimate inexperienced zone represents the shuttle touchdown gear touching down on the runway and drag chute deployment.
That is all completed through the brand new calibre 12.02 that was specifically made for this watch and Urwerk founder Felix Baumgartner explains, “This new motion enabled a redesign of the carousel, bringing the hours nearer to the minutes as they journey in succession alongside the 60-minute scale. The result’s a neater and extra intuitive studying of the time.” The carousel and higher part of the hours show are completed in anodized aluminum that’s then sanded and shot-blasted. Designed to guard towards extreme rotor speeds is the Windfäng rotor that’s seen on the SpaceTime, as properly. The calibre 12.02 operates at 28,800 vph and has a 48-hour energy reserve.
The case of the UR-100V P.02 is finished in titanium and chrome steel with a Gun Steel PVD ending. It measures 41mm-wide, 14mm-thick, and has a lug-to-lug peak of 49.7mm. I had an opportunity to put on the UR-100 SpaceTime that has the identical case measurements, and I discovered it to be impressively wearable with the distinctive case form and design making no concessions for consolation.