• THE UR-1001
    ZEIT DEVICE

The UR-1001 is a grand über complication both measuring and quantifying the era in its entirety, from a solitary second to astronomical millennia. Exuding force from a case seemingly carved from a block of solid metal, the UR-1001 marks the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, day/night, date, month, years, 100 years and all of the way to a monumental 1,000 years.

“Since we founded URWERK, it has been Martin Frei’s and my horological playground in which we have developed new – both technically and visually – methods of displaying time. However, we were always constrained by the size of the wristwatch. With Zeit Device we could allow ourselves carte blanche and created a larger playground for our imaginations… and then filled it with all of our complications and indications.”

Felix Baumgartner

Dimensions

DUAL REVOLVING SATELLITE COMPLICATIONS

The UR-1001 Zeit Device houses a constellation of indications, which include orbiting satellites and a comet-like flying retrograde. Dials, springs, satellites, carrousels, retrograde spiral spring are all manufactured in-house by URWERK, as are most of the components in the Zeit Device's complications and indications.

Technical details

Case

Case in

AlTiN treated steel with titanium elements

Chain

Hand-made, heat-blackened steel links featuring bespoke URWERK clasp with carbineer closure

Dimensions

106mm x 62mm x 23mm

Glasses

Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Water resistance

Pressure tested to 3 ATM 

Movement

Calibre

UR-10.01 self-winding

Jewels

51

Escapement

Swiss lever

Balance

Monometallic

Frequency

28,800v/h, 4Hz

Balance spring

Flat

Power

Single mainspring barrel

Power reserve

39 hours

Winding system

Unidirectional winding rotor

Materials

Baseplate in ARCAP

Surface finishes

Circular-grained, Geneva waves and rhodium-plated baseplate, chamfered and polished screw heads

Indications

Revolving satellite complication with wandering hours, retrograde minutes, revolving satellite calendar with months and dates, day/night indicator, power-reserve indicator, running seconds
On the back: “Oil change” indicator (5 years), running-time indicator for 100 year, linear running-time indicator for 1,000 years
Super-LumiNova® on markers

Controls

Three-position winding crown