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Limited 41mm Urwerk UR-100V ‘Time and Culture’

Basketball GOAT Michael Jordan is wearing the 20 pieces limited 41mm Urwerk UR-100V ‘Time and Culture’ where the bezel is made in steel and the back-case in titanium. The green dial features the distance traveled to Mexico City in 20 minutes and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun in 20 minutes. This unique timepiece is inspired by the “Sun Stone,” referring to the Aztec calendar.

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The Urwerk UR-100V Time and Culture might appear to be an odd mix of artistic inspirations at first look. However, this latest model features some product’s most fascinating finishes and, undoubtedly, its most distinctive complexity to date.

The Urwerk UR-100V Time and Culture casing has a claw-like 41mm asymmetric design that is recognizable to enthusiasts of the product. However, this may be the most daring implementation so far. Generally, Urwerk does not provide specifics about how it attains the hue. The entire stainless steel casing is polished in a dark muted copper tint, with a combination of matte and refined surfaces that strengthen the architecture’s “ancient artifact” impression.

The etched ring surrounds the bezel-less convex sapphire crystal; nevertheless, it is the main focus. This elaborate design, which is polished in a classic Aztec style, adds an exotic, historical flair to a casing that can sometimes seem mechanical and severely modern. As with the rest of the UR-100V range, this unusual case is not beyond flaws in terms of durability. The Urwerk UR-100V Time and Culture is rated for a meager 30 meters of waterproofing.

Routine timekeeping duties are confined to the skeletal cutout located on the dial’s 6 o’clock edge. Here, the satellite roaming hours indicator combines with an etched sloping chapter ring to show both the present minutes and hours. These pieces, as well as the apparent movement elements, are coated in a vibrant jungle green with bright red highlights to best suit the Aztec concept. The watch’s elaborate dial engraving virtually conceals the watch’s additional complications. However, 2 cut-out slots at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock monitor the rate of the Earth’s axis and rotation all-around the sun.

The 2 o’clock rotation indication is a Urwerk classic, seamlessly charting the Earth’s 35,742 km in orbit of the sun per 20 minutes via a shortened minutes indicator. The 10 o’clock display, on the other hand, differs from its counterparts in a few ways.

Urwerk’s in-house UR12.02 automated movement drives the UR-100V Time and Culture. This movement is equipped with Urwerk’s characteristic orbiting satellite hourly gear train, as well as the watch’s distinctive turbine Windfänger planetary gear winding rotor. This eliminates the risk of overwinding by leveraging air resistance inside the casing. The UR12.02 may have innovative horological techniques. However, its basic functionality is rather average, with a 48-hour power reserve and a beat frequency of 28,800 vph. Urwerk also adds a rugged and verdant Baltimora woven fabric band in deep green to the Aztec-inspired UR-100V Time and Culture.

Generally, this newest limited edition Urwerk UR-100V Time and Culture features a unique appearance. It is motivated by the Aztec calendar and the brand’s typical spectacle-forward strategy of telling the time. Hence, this makes it among the product’s most intricate and stunning appearances to date.

Price retail: $77,000.00 USD

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