When it comes to ladies’ watches, we typically face the issue of a poor horological interest. Here, at Monochrome-Watches, we love mechanical, complicated and strong watches and that is something we typically don’t find in most of the watches devoted to ladies as it were. This is the fundamental motivation behind why you will not frequently read regularly about this sort of material here – and that’s likewise the motivation behind why a few women are moving to men’s watches. In any case, the one we’re going to acquaint with you plays in a different league. It is a legitimate complicated watch, an appropriate striking creation and a proper URWERK , with an emphasis on women. Here is the URWERK UR-106 Lotus, the first ladies’ watch from the brand. Indeed, is it actually that female? Let’s find out.
First, let’s center around what is URWERK in this new UR-106 Lotus, what is known, what does meet with the real DNA of the manufacture? In general, we’re before a watch that purely looks like different manifestations of Martin Frei. The state of the case, with its enormous aperture at 6 uncovering a few pieces of the development, the ribbed casebands, the crown at 12, the coordinated and verbalized lugs… All of these components can be found in other URWERK watches , like for example the URWERK UR-105 TA Automatic , the URWERK UR-105M or the URWERK UR-210S Full Metal Jacket . The shadings utilized for this UR-106 Lotus are likewise suggestive of past models. The first, the Black Lotus, comes with a black PVD titanium and steel case and a dial with brilliant yellow accents (as we can discover on the URWERK UR-210 AlTIN ) and the subsequent version, the Lotus, comes in a metallic and silvered conspire (much the same as the UR-210 Full Metal Jacket ). Plan shrewd, there’s no uncertainty to be had. These curiosities are 100% URWERK and for any individual who knows somewhat about the brand, he or she’ll remember them in an instant.
Technically talking, the UR-106 Lotus bears the rotating hour satellites that have become the pith of the brand – a complication that is featured in virtually the entirety of the new URWERK watches, including the ‘entry-level’ UR-105M or the über-complicated and massive UR-1001 Pocket Watch . The spinning hour satellites complication comprise of 3 plates that turns on them-selves, all connected to a focal pen (the carrousel) that likewise pivots on 360 degrees. While an hour is shown on the lower half of the dial, it makes a run from 0 to 60 on a track that demonstrates the minutes. The UR-106 Lotus additionally features a moon-stage sign, something that isn’t new either for URWERK, as one is featured on the UR-202 . Some may contend that there is no dashboard board on the caseback and that there is no winding proficiency control, notwithstanding, for the rest, the primary URWERK features are here.
Technically once more, the URWERK UR-106 Lotus depends on a completely mechanical development, gotten done with round graining, shot peening, brushing and chamfered screw heads – like each other URWERK watches – with the extra-module that runs the satellites on the top. Once more, no distinction here between the ladies’ model and another model devoted to men. The development is programmed, all around completed and it brags 48 hours power reserve.
The instances of the two releases of the UR-106 Lotus are made of hardened steel and titanium, with an extra-covering in PVD for the black variant. While different watches of the brand are generally very monstrous, this one comes with somewhat more modest measurements (Width 35 mm, length 49,4 mm, tallness 14,45 mm), which you’ll concede, are a long way from the standard 30mm to 35mm breadth of a traditional ladies’ watch.
What truly is extraordinary however? What makes this URWERK (which couldn’t be more URWERK) a watch that is devoted to ladies? Most importantly, the name. As perhaps the most well known watch journalist – that likewise plan to be a woman named Suzanne Wong – referenced here , the name is more female. While different watches from the brand are named ‘ Iron Knight ‘, ‘ Torpedo ‘, ‘ Cobra ‘, ‘ Full Metal Jacket ‘, ‘ Hammerhead ‘, ‘ Tarantula ‘ or ‘ White Shark ‘, the URWERK UR-106 is named with more inconspicuous assignments: Lotus or Black Lotus – that, you’ll concede, is less military or forceful than the remainder of the assortment. The Lotus name comes from the state of the central carrousel, with a six-lobed bloom at its middle. All things considered, let’s concur that it is a sort of current and adapted rendition of a Lotus flower.
In actuality, the fundamental (and likely just) ladylike sides of the URWERK UR-106 Lotus are the precious stones set on the bezel – regardless of whether it’s traditional white jewels on the splendid release or black jewels on the black rendition – and the white croc calfskin wristband. Eliminate the precious stones from the bezel and you’ll presumably have an entirely alluring men’s URWERK – particularly for those searching for a more modest watch – and a watch that we wouldn’t psyche to wear here at Monochrome-Watches. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the URWERK UR-106 Lotus lashed on the wrist of a few fancy men – particularly the black edition.
How to close? Is the URWERK UR-106 Lotus an appropriate ladies’ watch? Not actually. It’s a pure URWERK that bears some female characteristics. Is it something that we actually like? Indeed, a ton. Why ladies should wear horrible watches that solitary jump out due to the couple of precious stones that are set in the bezel…? They are completely permitted (and profoundly encouraged) to cherish complicated, striking and extraordinary manifestations from autonomous watchmakers as well. Indeed, this UR-106 could well be the most adaptable watch of the whole assortment. Both release will be restricted to 11 pieces and priced at 85.000 Swiss Francs. More subtleties on URWERK.com .