Time? Too much of it, everywhere, especially here in Switzerland: at each street corner. You can always know what time it is even without owning a watch. And I like my wrists free – awareness and ethical minimalism being my choices with respect to material belongings.
Yet, 20 years ago, I was presented to the first interstellar models of URWERK. Head over heels, I fell.
Back to 1656 I travelled with the Campanus brothers, the creators of the first "night watch”, a main inspiration of the UR-102.
The UR-102 is a sunset and a sunrise all at once… and every hour, mind you. Sturdy yet fluid, with a slight taste of salty sea water, and with the utter, almost grave seriousness and the seemingly silence of a mountain.
UR-102’s time is not super specific or time constraining --- unless you require it to be so. It can either meander with solace in open spaces OR when there is an important meeting, I can fully rely on my sputnik-shaped watch. It is precise time with that touch of timeless ease.
It is perfect for the versatile, class shifting, nature/culture 21st century life: it mirrors "where you are." And it reminds you that "where you are" has deep value. It lengthens one's posture and deepens one's breathe, naturally.
And need I add, my UR-102 is technically irreproachable, even after almost 20 years!
I love how UR-102 mingles time and art/heart, reminders of all things essential, courageous and beautiful... True luxury it is: like a sun-gorged wild strawberry; like those children in warm Oceans who dive, after months of practice, 20 meters under water; like those molecules in our bodies which have been recently found to originate from far, far away from our tiny earth.