T-Rex is the name given to the latest iteration of Urwerk’s UR-100 collection. It carries both Urwerk’s genome in its satellite hours and that of its namesake in the primal texture of its reinforced hide of bronze. The UR-100V T-Rex is decidedly a creature you’ll want to tame. But wouldn’t want to stroke the eight-ton, 12-foot high Tyrannosaurus rex. In addition to its massive jaws equipped with 60 dagger-like teeth, it has a hide like a rasp. Best leave the creature to your imagination.
The 41-mm UR-100V T-Rex features satellite wandering hours and a new type of selfwinding system. However, its hide, in a mosaic of scales, has a somewhat more sensual texture. It’s a watch for those who relish the sensational — and the rare — for only 22 are made.
Its case is in solid bronze that has undergone three successive treatments. The first lies in the unusual composition of the alloy which results in a delicate patina. The bronze is then in the hands of a computercontrolled milling station that carves the pattern of scales on the top and sides of the case. The final processes, sand-blasting and Urwerk’s proprietary method of biochemical burnishing, give the watch its distinctive colour
Model: UR-100V T-REX LIMITED TO 22 PIECES Functions: Satellite hours, minutes, Earth’s rotational distance in 20 minutes, Earth’s orbital distance in 20 minutes. Material: Engraved caseband in bronze Caseback: Black PVD-coated titanium. Glass: Sapphire Crystal Dimensions: Width 41 mm x Length 49.7 mm x Depth 14 mm Dial: Aluminium satellite hours fixed on Geneva crosses Aluminium carousel Triple baseplate in ARCAP Lume: Yes Caliber: UR 12.02 with a selfwinding system governed by the Windfänger turbine and planetary gearing Power Reserve: 48 Hours Water Resistance: 3 ATM Bracelet/Strap: Black leather Manufactured: Switzerland
The UR-105 T-Rex was one of the most popular pieces URWERK had produced, and the 100 variant carries this on. Other brands have bronze cases but none like how URWERK make them. The engraved designed giving a reptilian look and feel, make the UR-100 T-Rex not only striking to look at and tactile to the touch.