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URWERK presents the EMC: The first high-end mechanical watch with “artificial intelligence”

Our step forward in the search for precision and chronometry, the EMC Black was first unveiled in September 2014, by December URWERK was honoured with both the “Mechanical exception” and “Innovation” prizes for the EMC Black at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.  

Now is your chance to own a double award-winning EMC Black from our Pre-Owned collection. With black DLC-treated titanium and steel case, and a combination of pure mechanical watchmaking, and an electronic optical sensor, which enables the wearer the ability to gauge the precision of their timepiece’s chronometric performance and fine-tune it to better suit their daily rhythm and pace of life.

The calibre UR-EMC was conceived, developed and manufactured by URWERK. Manually wound with 80 hours power reserve from vertically mounted double mainspring barrels, connected in series. The optical sensor's power comes from a Maxon® generator with manual winding charging supercapacitor charge using the fold out crank on the case side. 

Creators Thoughts:

Felix Baumgartner - "EMC is for me the start of a new level of Haute Horology.
It combines fine electronics with traditional watchmaking, it opens the horizon and brings watchmaking to a new generation.

It took us four years to develop the EMC not the usual to come closer to people working on robotics and pharmaceutical industry two, It's pushing boundaries of what exists and this is what I am."

Martin Frei - "For the first time in the history of our URWERK endeavour I was about to create a watch with regular hands. This was not an easy task, we are known as the guys with the revolving hour satellites, and therefore I somewhat needed to start from scratch.

I imagined the case as a rough, stone-like body carrying a control board for the movement of our new invention, you can also spot the influence of objects that are dear to me: the crank echoes that of old SLR cameras; and the design of the balance wheel is reminiscent of a vintage 1/4 inch tape reel."

Condition Rating UR-1: Good condition, minor marks, wear and tear, movement in serviced and working condition.


*Please note strap in photographs may differ due to export restrictions*


URWERK UR-EMC BLACK Technical Specifications
Material: Black coated Grade 5 titanium 
Dimensions: 43mm width, 51mm length, 15.8mm height
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Pressure tested to 30m / 3ATM
Finishing: Satin finish; shot-blasting

Calibre: UR-EMC calibre conceived, developed and manufactured by URWERK
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Balance wheel: in ARCAP P40, linear balance coupled to the optical sensor
Frequency: 28,800 vph – 4HzBalance spring: Flat
Energy Source: Vertically mounted double mainspring barrels, connected in series
Power reserve: 80 hours
Winding: Manual Winding
Finishing: Côtes de Genève, snailing, micro-bead blasting, polished bevels on screw heads

Artificial intelligence
Generator: Maxon® generator with manual winding charging supercapacitor
EMC system: Optical sensor controlled by an integrated circuit board; 16'000'000hz reference oscillator
Indications: Hours, minutes, seconds; precision delta, power reserve. Timing adjustment screw

In the rare event that you’re not totally in love with your URWERK purchase, please contact us by calling +41 22 900 20 25 and we will talk you through our returns process.  

Please note that we cannot refund returned items unless all elements on the returns checklist are confirmed.

Returns checklist:
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.
4. Returns are made to us within 14 days (URWERK does not cover the cost of returns; this falls to the client. Returning a product needs to be done by an official courier and be fully insured with a tracking number.) 


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.

We have you covered; as a thank you for selecting the URWERK CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED we ship anywhere in the world free of charge. 

Nice and Simple. But remember we don't cover local import taxes and duties, these are the responsibility of the client. So please before making a purchase check with your local authorities regarding any possible fees. 

Delivery Options

Watches will be shipped using the best courier service based on your location. Please note, deliveries are not made on Bank Holidays or Sundays. Please allow additional time, if ordering on or near public holidays or weekends. Delivery will commence once payment is secured depending on payment type.

Important Information

Please check that the shipping address is correct as we are unable to redirect orders once they're in transit, and we are unable to deliver to PO box numbers.

Before we can despatch your purchase, we may need to confirm your details with your card issuer. Please ensure that your billing address matches that kept on record with your card issuer. We will do our best to minimise any delay. Occasionally we may need to contact you to confirm additional security details before shipping your order.


Your purchase is insured whilst in transit until it is delivered to you. We require a signature for any goods delivered, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you do not receive the goods in person (i.e. for gift orders or where an item has been signed for by a concierge/reception desk) then the person who signs for the package confirms receipt and is accountable for the package. 

Watch Strap Leather

Please be aware that due to the protection of endangered species our watches cannot be shipped on Alligator leather straps. As this can result in major delays in you receiving your new purchase. If you do want to purchase a leather strap for your URWERK please contact us via the contact page and let us know and we will try our best to help.

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