The objective of our Weekly Watch Photo segment: showing you outstanding pieces with sublime photographs, in their regular component. During the current week, we thumped at the entryway of one of Monochrome’s top picks, an insane watchmaker able to do absolutely abnormal watches: URWERK . The brand as of late concocted the UR-105 (their incentive). We additionally showed both of you of their manifestations, the UR-210 and the UR-202 . Be that as it may, we needed to get back before, with a watch introduced in 2010, the so-cool URWERK-CC1 ‘King Cobra’.
You may know URWERK for the satellites or the revolving hour and moment hands, for example, the UR-210 , or for the control board obvious on the caseback, as on the UR-202 . In any case, there is a watch in the assortment that comes with another kind of indications, removing none of the astounding display but utilizing direct and retrograde signs: the ‘King Cobra’, a.k.a. the CC1. To be straightforward with you, it had consistently been one of Monochrome’s large squash and it’s with extraordinary joy that we highlight it again.
This watch is abnormal (in the most ideal way) as a result of its way to demonstrate time: the hours are appeared by a bouncing and turning chamber, the minutes with a retrograde chamber and the seconds with a both computerized and straight instrument (The seconds are shown by a solitary curl level twisting, trisected by three arms and having 30 numerals for all other seconds around its perimeter. The winding, spinning once per minute, advances along a straight scale. The subsequent numerals show up at two-second spans in a gap, while the three arms progressively cross a 20-second bend). The case has this squared, level, calculated plan with computerized signs that helps us to remember a 1980s number cruncher or car sound system (you know, this graphic equalizers that were so tasteful on your dashboard…). Jokes separated, the outcome is essentially splendid and interesting in the industry.
You can locate some specialized clarifications about the URWERK-CC1 King Cobra here .
Far from being a prudent item (that’s certainly not the objective of a URWERK), this watch is gigantic, pointless, complicated, not particularly simple to peruse. Be that as it may, what difference does it make? It’s an exhibition of current horology by two talented men, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, playing the time like a parcel of coolness and planning objects for the genuine, no-nonsense aficionados.
The URWERK-CC1 was a restricted version of 50 pieces (shockingly sold-out). More on URWERK.com .