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A rare tough beast is back in the Pre-Owned collection, the UR-103.08 TiAlN. Its unique purple and brown hues make a real stand out in our collection.
But what is TiAlN?
Titanium Aluminum Nitride. A treatment well-known in the industrial industry for its exceptional properties. A TiAlN coating less than 4 microns thick has the effect of multiplying the resistance of the underlying metal to scratches, shocks, oxidation and even acids. Applied to tools when machining metals to guarantee the tool head is harder than the material to be machined.
Harder than DLC and has a Vickers rating of 3500. To put into context, steel is only 600 Vickers and sapphire is 4000. The purple/brown tones are created from how the Titanium and Aluminium are mixed, the result is a first in the watch industry.
Now 15 years old, initially released in 2007 we offer you a second chance to add the UR-103.08 to your collection. The 103's iconic satellite complication displays the hours on four orbiting satellites that travel along the minute track from east to west like the sun. Turn the case over to reveal the control board with a power reserve indicator, 15 minute and seconds dials for precise time setting, and a user-adjustable fine-tuning screw, to adjust the watches rate if running fast or slow.
As with all our Pre-Owned collections, the watches are fully serviced and refurbished. We also add a brand new strap, an original URWERK box and new Pre-Owned international warranty for two years.
Felix Baumgartner - "Working for years at/and with Gros atelier (our genius case maker artisan) I discovered extremely sharp machining tools with a strange colour! After research, I found out where they are made and for what. The machining without the need for oil, so to give strength to the tool and to protect it. This is from where this treatment comes, so no design, a purely technical treatment (All PVD used in watches have primarily a design goal and are not applied in the tooling industry)
Martin Frei - “Next to the slightly sharper 70’s cut of the U-shaped Targa crystal, the UR-103 TiAlN finally, and for the first time, got an exotic protection coating for its futuristic case. I have always dreamed of darker or even black coloured watches. The shape of any object looks so different and beautiful in a dark colour and it always vexed me that it was not possible to work with the full palette of colours and gradations. Then we discovered the extraordinarily striking, dark violet copper coating used to protect our drilling tools, and we instantaneously decided to create a watch using the Titanium-based TiAlN coating to transform our UR-103 case into a stunning, out of the ordinary-looking contemporary timepiece."
Condition Rating UR-1: As new, with no or very few signs of wear, the movement is serviced and in working condition.
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.
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.
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