URWERK UR–105 TA watch
18 years ago, Urwerk's first iconic satellite-indicating fake replica watches came out. It must have been weird at the time – looking at it in a new way of timekeeping, but thinking about it, according to the owner of the Urwerk watch, it just got a lot easier. Like it or not, we admire how Urwerk has managed to transform the playing field from a standard watch to an otherworldly watch. It's actually easy to say that the URWERK is of alien origin, but who cares, as long as it looks really cool and performs really well, it's a hell of a watch. Without further ado, let me introduce you to the new Urwerk UR-105 TA, which is equipped with a self-winding movement compared to its manual-winding predecessor, the UR-105M. If you care about the difference between the two movements, it has to do with Urwerk's proprietary turbine system, which to the naked eye is a swinging rotor connected to a set of turbines that rotate with the rotor; it's pretty cool to look at this movement , which is Urwerk's way of showing off its mechanical prowess.
Cases are available in different designs; UR–105 TA RG – black PVD titanium case, red gold bezel, UR–105 TA “All Black” – black PVD titanium case, black PVD steel Bezels, UR–105 TA “Black Lemon” – titanium case, black PVD steel bezel and UR–105 TA “Black Orange” – titanium case, black PVD steel bezel.
Personally, I like the "all black" version, the titanium feel really stands out. Compared to other standard copy replica watches, the dimensions are no different, it has 39.50mm x 53mm x 16.80mm. Personally, it doesn't seem larger than most watches, but the shape of the dial feels a bit like an alien device to me.
The dial is covered with a custom-shaped sapphire crystal that looks stunning when blended with the rest of the case. Oh, and a bezel and of course the lugs, the same old tech but a unique display. The UR-105TA shows the time in hours and seconds in its satellite-inspired demonstration. Seems hard to get used to, but I think if you use it within a day or two, you can easily get the hang of it.
The traditional 12 o’clock position is the large crown, which looks a bit large but fits perfectly into the overall design. If you're wondering about the materials of the dials, they're made of top-notch metals - the satellite hours are driven by Geneva, beryllium bronze crossovers, have a PEEK (polyetheretherketone) orbital structure, and a Carrousel and triple mainplate in ARCAP.
Of course, the new self-winding movement of the new twin-turbo regulating Calibre 5.02 UR. Power reserve of 48 hours and has 52 jewels. The winding mode can be manually selected behind the case when you want the watch to experience some "vigorous motion" and potential shock. The caseback may not be fully see through, but it looks cool and the twin turbos look lovely. Oh, and the shoulder straps are sporty too! Overall, the new Urwerk is really hard to beat. Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Baguette
technical details Movement Caliber: 5.02 UR self-winding, twin-turbo adjustment Gems: 52 Frequency: 28,800v/h – 4 Hz Power reserve: 48 hours