The Geneva-based independent watchmaker Urwerk, known for its iconic satellite system for displaying the time, has introduced a one-off watch named the UR-210 Dubai. Just like the incredible UR-210 Amadeus timepiece we saw earlier at the 2017 Baselworld, this unique watch is engraved by the expert hands of Florian Güllert. Famous for making watches with creative and bold designs like the UR-T8 watch and the eye-catching EMC Pistol watch, the watchmaker’s latest creation is themed “on the spellbinding superlatives of Dubai, the maddening, yet tantalizing megacity.” For the inspiration behind the watch, co-founder of Urwerk, Felix Baumgartner shares about the first time he visited Dubai in 2007 and how fascinated he was by the paradox the city encapsulates. A city of extreme lavishness set with extreme aridity to its east and the Persian Gulf to its west.
Describing Dubai as “strong and contradictory,” the engraving on the watch tries to capture the character of the city through its intricate patterns and mosaic that are found on ancient middle-eastern places of worship and royal palaces. The watch is engraved from the case to the tip of the bracelet making one seamless piece of artwork which took more than 300 hours to complete. The watch runs on caliber UR-7.10 that has the patented revolving satellite complication with wandering hours and three-dimensional retrograde minute’s hand. It has a power reserve of 39 hours. The unique watch debuted at the Dubai Watch Week.