Wind powered watch : Urwerk UR-202
The UR-202 Hammerhead, designed by Urwerk, brings a bunch of innovative features to an accessory that hasnâ€™t changed that much in about a century. The first thing youâ€™ll notice is that the time on the UR-202 is displayed using telescopic minute hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. The telescopic […]
The first thing youâ€™ll notice is that the time on the UR-202 is displayed using telescopic minute hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites.
The telescopic minute hands precisely adjust their length to follow the three vectors marking the minutes: 0 -14, 15 – 44, 45 – 60. Extended, they enable the UR-202 to display the time across a large easy-to-read, dial. Retracted, they allow for a very wearable and comfortably sized case; thus providing the wearer with the best of both worlds.
The watch is powered by kinetic energy; it winds itself as you move your wrist around. Kinetic watches work best when theyâ€™re wound with gentle and consistent motion.
The UR-202 is also the world’s first wristwatch featuring an innovative new winding system regulated by compressing air utilizing minature turbines. The turbines act as shock absorbers, using air pressure to cushion the movements of the rotor. A switch on the back of the watch lets you adjust the air pressure passing through the turbines to compensate for â€œvigorousâ€ and â€œextremeâ€ activity.
The UR-202 available in red gold, white gold, black PE-CVD platinum and ALTiN. No pricing info yet.