The award-winning Swiss watchmaker URWERK has represented cool URWERK UR-105 CT Streamliner , built around one of the brand’s most emblematic models, and featuring a unique approach to bodywork design. It still has the same complex UR-105 mechanism underneath this eye catching body, but it comes with a mesmerizing Targa look – a hood sits right on top of the watch and it can be easily opened to reveal even more of its magical inner workings. Just slide up the button on top of this cover and the magic happens., with the protective cover revealing the technical, cold and metallic environment. Available in two versions, the UR-105 CT Streamliner can be purchased in either a full-gray titanium and mirror-polished steel version or a titanium and black PVD coated steel model, but they’re both equally appealing.
Even though it has a strongly automotive-inspired look, the URWERK UR-105 CT Streamliner has been also influenced by New-York City – specifically, the times when Martin Frei, the brand’s co-founder and chief designer, graduated from the College of Arts and Design in Lucerne and moved to New York, where he joined other Swiss artists in founding the United Swiss Artists (USA) Association. Hiding in a 39.5 mm x 53 mm case – titanium and steel, polished or PVD coated – the UR-105 movement was made using a special photolithographic process, thus weighs less than a tenth of a gram. Also there are the sapphire crystal and protective cover, the 48-hour power reserve and the self-winding system governed by twin turbines. Price tag is CHF 65,000.