Heartbeat: EMC By Urwerk
by Ian Skellern
Urwerk’s EMC is the first high-end mechanical watch that uses sophisticated integrated electronics to monitor its own precision. A simple adjustment screw on the back allows the wearer to easily regulate the timing themselves.
EMC’s electronics require no battery and have no influence at all on the movement itself, which is 100% mechanical. Turning the fold-out crank handle powers a miniature generator, which in turn charges a super capacitor that powers the electronics and extremely high-precision reference oscillator.
A timing delta indication displays how many seconds per day the movement is gaining or losing.
EMC is deliberately designed to look like an instrument and is likely to be the precursor to further mechanical timepieces with supplementary electronic functionality.
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