Heartbeat: The High-Lume-Glow-In-The-Dark Urwerk UR-110 TTH
Having had the opportunity to wear Urwerk’s UR-110 TTH for a month, I came to seriously appreciate not only the unique craftsmanship and gorgeous styling of this particular model, but also its bright lume display at night.
Though the 47 x 51 x 16 mm size of the case may look daunting when you consider the delicate size of my wrist, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the architectural design of the “Torpedo” perched perfectly there.
The blackened titanium case and tantalum bezel – an extremely hard metal possessing a gorgeous grey hue unlike any other metal – is absolutely rock and roll: heavy in color, aesthetic in hue and unusual in this shape.
One of my favorite features was the high luminosity of the timekeeping elements, which somehow seems brighter than on other watches. Perhaps it was just the darker backdrop . . .
Fashion forward? Check.
Progressive? You bet.
A heartbeat? You know it.
The video above is a stop/motion film of the lume on a UR-110 RG.
Quick Facts UR-110 TTH
Case: titanium with tantalum bezel, 47 x 51 x 16 mm
Movement: automatic Caliber UR-9.01 with planetary gears for the rotating satellite system
Functions: hours, minutes; day/night indicator, service indicator
Price: 100,000 Swiss francs (excluding applicable taxes and shipping)