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The UR-105M Dark Knight with AlTiN treated steel bezel

Back To The Future: The Urwerk UR-105M

I know that everyone says this as they get older, but honestly, isn’t the world really moving much faster today than a generation ago, even 10 years ago?

We are now permanently switched on. The lines between work and relaxation (relaxation, remember that?) blur, and consumer products go either out of fashion or are outdated in planned obsolescence in ever-quicker cycles.

The wild watches get ever wilder and ever more numerous and like any addict, we need more and more just to reach the same horological high.

But as pioneering as they are, one of the first avant garde brands that started us all on this exhilarating ride isn’t really playing the same game a tall: Urwerk.

In an era when new models appear to be designed as much, if not more, for shock-and-awe as they are for time keeping, the UR-105M paradoxically looks both cutting-edge-modern and reassuringly familiar.

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