In the calm and serene sky of Haute Horlogerie, an unidentified flying object looms on the horizon. Could this be the announcement of an imminent upheaval? The intuition of an emotional cataclysm? Flashing in the night sky, the new UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey appears in a rain of metal! The latest evolution of the UR-112 features a new titanium and steel fuselage. With this limited edition, URWERK – creator of “space opera” watches – pushes its limits more than ever… to infinity and beyond!

Brilliant like Padme Amidala’s J-type 327; fitted with two large round eye-shaped windows like Archie; the “owl ship” from Watchmen. Simplified as a Klingon bird of prey. Grooved like the hull of the Battlestar Galactica. The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey comes from the URWERK shipyard in a limited edition, featuring an endless number of flat, curved, grooved, sculpted, screwed and glued surfaces, all incorporating advanced finishes alternating between matte and gloss, sandblasted and polished. This meticulous and meticulous work helps to highlight the two large cockpits where the rotating prisms representing the unique signature of the UR-112 operate, like two forward observation posts.

UR-112 Odyssey Aggregate © Urwerk

Sophisticated textures

The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey is the successor to the UR-112 Aggregat Two-Tone. The upper part of this wrist spaceship is suitable for polishing. The grooved steel lid opens vertically to provide access to the secondary power reserve and digital seconds indications. It is mirror polished on top with a bead blasted edge. Its central titanium body is brushed, grooved, sandblasted and microblasted, thus forming a field of functional microtips. The two steel wings of the UR-112 Odyssey fit into this central body.

Each area, each space, each element has its own texture, its own finish, its own language. Martin Frei, co-founder of URWERK and chief designer, said: “I have the chance to experience the birth of our creations first-hand – in the workshops and as close as possible to our watchmakers. I attend the I see the material come to life, and more importantly, finishes that only existed in my mind materialize before my eyes. , the traces of machining on the titanium and the steel make his process creativity visible.Then it takes all the magic and mastery of the craftsman’s hand to transcribe this emotion into the finished product, which is micro-blasted, satin-finished and In the case of the UR-112, it was a particularly long and demanding process, a real odyssey, which allowed us to convert the strength of the raw material into the refinement of the finished product.

The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey

UR-112 Odyssey Aggregate © Urwerk

Numerical sequence

The UR-112 belongs to the Special Project range. It’s a break with the founding concept of URWERK’s traveling time indication, on a whole new scale. There are no cubes, no arm carousel, no 120 degree sector type indication as on so many models that have marked the history of URWERK over the last 25 years. The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey displays jumping hours and trailing minutes on prisms. Offset towards the front of the watch, they are visible in their large sapphire crystal cases. As the hours jump on one side and the minutes advance in five-minute increments on the other, an additional trailing indicator shows precise minutes. Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of URWERK and master watchmaker said: “Once again, we let our guts do the talking by realizing a spaceship, a UFO which is a technical challenge. This UR-112 is pure madness in terms of mechanics and We will only be able to make a very limited number of them and there may only be five, but it is pure horological pleasure!

The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey

UR-112 Odyssey Aggregate © Urwerk

reactor core

The central body of the case houses the driving and regulating elements of the UR-13.01 caliber: a large barrel offering 48 hours of power reserve, coupled to a self-winding rotor. Pressing the two pushers on the sides of the watch opens the cover to reveal the power reserve indicator and the spectacular small seconds. The latter is comprised of a skeletonized silicon disc attached to a red anodized aluminum bridge, a typical URWERK design feature.

Space-time module

A long, thin stem stands out in the middle of this incredible vessel. Measuring several centimeters long, it is probably the longest component in contemporary watchmaking. To guarantee its lightness and rigidity, this gimbal is made of titanium and ensures the coupling with the display module, located at the front of the hull. It establishes this link thanks to a new succession of gears which drive the hour and minute prisms via two 90° conical pinions. The black aluminum prisms with grooved sides are enhanced with Super-LumiNovaTM and are secured by planetary systems that ensure their rotation both on their axis and in space. This cinematic approach calls for absolute precision and helps give the UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey a totally unique and unconventional design. So URWERK!

The UR-112 Aggregat Odyssey

UR-112 Odyssey Aggregate © Urwerk