urwerk - UR-202 S Turbine Automatic
urwerk - UR-202 S Turbine Automatic

UR-202 S Turbine Automatic


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“The UR-202 has the force, the character and the aggression necessary to hold onto the minutes. The UR-202 is like a living machine adapting to its environment, reacting and transforming its temporal path.” MARTIN FREI

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The UR-202 S Turbine Automatic features the patented revolving satellite complication with the added bonus of an innovative new winding system regulated by compressed air! The UR-202 is the world’s first watch with the winding rate regulated by fluid dynamics.

As long ago as the 18th century, clockmakers were using air friction to regulate the speed of chiming clocks, and their techniques evolved to become the preferred method of regulating the rate of chimes on minute-repeaters.

With the UR-202, URWERK has taken the traditional idea of using air friction and refined it to control the rate of automatic winding. The traditional rotating vanes of the past have been replaced by cutting-edge miniature twin turbines - miniature air compressors - which can be seen spinning on the back of the watch.

The UR-202’s twin turbines are coupled with the winding rotor. According to the position of the selector lever, the turbines act as shock absorbers. In the normal activity, they cushion sharp movements of the rotor. This reduces wear and increases the lifespan of the movement. While the selector position is continuously variable, the three principal positions are a normal activity, where the turbines spin freely; vigorous activity, where the air pressure generated by the turbines reduces the winding rate by approximately 35%; and extreme activity, where the turbines and rotor are fully blocked.

Technical specifications

Case : 
  • Case in AlTiN Steel, caseback in titanium (UR-202 AlTiN)
  • Dimensions : 46.6mm x 43.5mm x 15mm
  • Glasses : Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Water resistance : Pressure tested to 3 ATM 
Movement : 
  • Calibre UR-7.02 self-winding
  • Jewels 34
  • Escapement Swiss lever
  • Balance Monometallic
  • Frequency 28,800v/h, 4Hz
  • Balance spring Flat
  • Power Single mainspring barrel
  • Power reserve 39 hours
  • Winding system Unidirectional winding rotor coupled to twin air-compression turbines
  • Materials : Baseplate and satellites in ARCAP, transporters in bronze beryllium treated with MOVIC, telescopic hands in titanium
  • Surface finishes Circular-grained and rhodium-plated baseplate, chamfered and polished screw heads
Indications :
  • Revolving satellite complication with wandering hours and telescopic minutes hands, day/night indicator and moon phase indicator
  • Control Board: Day/Night indicator; 'Oil Change' alerting service intervals and small seconds
  • Super-LumiNova® on markers
  • Controls
  • Two-position winding crown with integrated protection
  • On the back: Winding-rate control lever

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