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"A classic never dies." Our latest 103 to join the Pre-Owned collection is a rare and early example of a UR-103.03 in red gold.
It's fair to say that the UR-103 holds a special place in our hearts and history. Our first commercial breakthrough that made the horological world sit up and take notice of URWERK. The 103 was our make or break moment as a company, and luckily for us, we made it! A radically different design, yet highly wearable. Offering a new way of reading time but in an easy to read manner. Technically it was a total success. From an aesthetic point of view, it was exemplary.
Appearing like it's sculpted from a single block. The UR-103 looks like a sleek aerodynamic wing, the engraved stripes like columns running down from the top-mounted oversize crown. These columns lead to an aperture of sapphire crystal, revealing the time display. The hours appear in an arc from right to left, mimicking the sun's journey from east to west like the sun travels across the sky. Mounted on four satellites, each holding three hours that quietly glide along the minute track 0-60. Once past the sixtieth minute, these satellites rotate, preparing for the next hour to start their journey.
For the first time on a watch, we added a control board on the case back. The 103's 'dashboard' features a 36-hour Power Reserve indicator. A Chrono Meter with minutes and seconds facilitates accurate time-setting. In a nod to Abraham Louis Breguet, a Precision Adjustment screw, making it possible for the owner to precisely regulate the timing of their 103 to match their lifestyle.
As you can see, the case back in sandblasted titanium, unlike its predecessors, which had a black case back; this is because the 103.03 precedes URWERK developing its now-signature black looks.
Felix Baumgartner - "It was at Basel 2003, we revealed the UR-103 on our stand at the AHCI. Every Franc we had gone into its creation.
Would anyone even like it? At 4 o'clock in the afternoon, we received the first orders. At 28 years old, I suddenly felt like I was King of the world!"
Martin Frei - "The UR-103.03 came along in 2005; it was the first URWERK to open its display. At first, I was hesitant to do this as it would go against the brand's minimalist philosophy. In the end, though, I was won over by the idea. The cockpit-like opening also gives the piece an undeniable mechanical power and strength."
Condition Rating UR-3: Visible scratches to the case or sapphire crystal, movement in serviced and working condition.
*Please note strap in photographs may differ due to export restrictions*
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Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist are confirmed.
1. All tags and labels are in place and haven’t at any point been removed from the product.
2. The watch or strap is unworn. Products are free of any marks, scratches that were not there at the time of shipping.
3. All instructions, guarantees, presentation packaging etc. are in the same condition as before shipping.
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Please contact us on +41 22 900 20 25 as soon as you become aware of a fault.
Once the item has been returned to URWERK for inspection and approval please allow up to 14 days from the date of receipt for the refund to be processed. Funds will be credited to the original payment method used.
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