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UR-1001 TITAN / Urwerk


While it never occurred to us that one might want to strap the Zeit Device to the wrist, that’s exactly what Urwerk has done with the latest iteration, the UR-1001 TITAN. It has all the craziness of the pocket watch, but this time with a removable wrist strap.

The UR-1001 TITAN gets its name from the new titanium case. The original was stainless steel with a AlTiN (Aluminium Titanium Nitride) surface treatment. The remains largely untouched, including its dimensions, which clock in at 106 mm x 62 mm x 23 mm. The new case is far lighter, in both appearance and weight, now appearing more silvery than the black of the original.

The real oddity here is the fact that Urwerk has built a wrist-bound carriage for the device. The strap is made of black leather, and is an original design by Urwerk. The device must be installed within a frame, which is bound to the leather strap. Things are held in place by a series of levers, which connect at the top and bottom of the frame. Once inside, the TITAN is strapped to the wrist by two leather bands on each side, keeping the crown accessible at the wrist.

As you may have guessed, the setup won’t be ideal for daily wear, but it’s a fun option available to buyers of the more than $400,000 kit — via HODINKEE

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