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Horology Meets the Cosmos: The UR-100V LightSpeed Watch

Horology Meets the Cosmos: The UR-100V LightSpeed Watch

Timekeeping Inspired by the Heavens

The study of time has long been intertwined with the celestial bodies that surround us. The latest example of this cosmic fascination is the UR-100V LightSpeed watch, which integrates the concept of light's journey through our solar system into its innovative design.

A Miniature Solar System on Your Wrist

The UR-100V LightSpeed stands out with its unique display that features a wandering hour carousel, presenting a miniature solar system. This timepiece not only tells time but also illustrates the travel time of sunlight to each planet, offering a striking representation of the cosmos on your wrist.

Understanding Light's Speed Through Timepieces

Urwerk's new model, part of the UR-100 series, showcases the time it takes for sunlight to reach the eight planets in our solar system. Highlighting the mind-bending speed of light, which is central to Einstein's theory of relativity, the watch captures the essence of cosmic travel as popularized by sci-fi hits like Star Trek and Star Wars.

Artistic Vision Meets Engineering

Martin Frei, Urwerk's artistic director and co-founder, expresses his vision of the UR-100V LightSpeed as a wearable universe. The watch's design, featuring a black PVD-treated aluminum rotor, is inspired by the Sun and offers a glimpse into the vast distances of space and time.

Innovative Time Display Technology

The UR-100V LightSpeed utilizes an in-house self-winding movement, regulated by a Windfänger airscrew, to power its unique time display. With a 48-hour power reserve, this watch employs rotating satellite arms to indicate the hours and minutes, eliminating the need for traditional hands.

Exquisite Craftsmanship and Materials

Encased in a robust 43mm grade-5 titanium shell, adorned with black carbon DLC coating, the UR-100V LightSpeed is as durable as it is sophisticated. Complemented by a red textured rubber strap with a folding clasp, the watch is a statement of luxury and high-end watchmaking.

Own a Piece of the Universe

Remarkably, the UR-100V LightSpeed has not been announced as a limited edition, making it an exclusive but attainable piece for enthusiasts with CHF 65,000 (approximately $75,000) to invest in a horological masterpiece that encapsulates the wonder of our solar system.

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