Urwerk puts into orbit a newcomer in its UR-Satellite collection: the UR-220 “Falcon Project.” With its manually wound movement and control board on its back, the new UR-220 goes back to Urwerk’s earlier technologies in a case that is sleeker, more ergonomic, and as stunning as ever. One exceptional feature is the return of the Oil Change indicator in a new guise.
A glance at the UR-220 could be misleading. Look again because everything has changed here. Although the UR-220 has adopted some of the features of its predecessor, the entire movement has been reconceived, redesigned, and reworked.
On the material side, the UR-220 is clad in carbon. This is the first time Urwerk has adopted the high-tech transformation of this common element. The result is an extremely tough but featherweight case, composed of 81 ultra-thin layers of high-resistance 150g CTP carbon compressed into a hard resin. The carbon structure of the UR-220 has a pattern all of its own with finesse and regularity that emphasizes the curve of the case.
The UR-220 adopts the patented satellite indication of its predecessor, in which the wandering hours are indicated on three rotating cubes. In turn, they pick up the minutes pointer as they enter the 120° scale of 60 minutes. At the end of the hour, the minutes' pointer leaps back to the start of the scale to be picked up by the next hour.