In the world of watches, change takes a long time. But when it happens, it thrives. In my opinion, 2022 is the year of color. We've seen a lot of brightly colored dials on watches, but one of them was criminally left out. Any guesses? OK, I'm sure these images have leaked what the game is about, but will purple be your answer? Well, it should be. A surprisingly versatile shade, URWERK decided to use it for its latest creation and add it to the UR-100V range. Meet the UR-100V UV!
At Fratello, we definitely belong to the purple-loving camp. Hey, we just announced our Purple Dial Minase M-3 "Very Peri" project this morning too! Purple, or in this case, violet, is a color that many watch brands seem to be afraid to adopt. The problem is, I don't know why! However, URWERK doesn't show fear in everything he does. This is probably one of the many reasons why I fell in love with the brand and its creations.Urwerk UR-100V UltraViolet
UR-100V is one of the best The UR-100V series is the one I've written about many times. I make no secret of my admiration for it. I said the UR-100V would be one of the very few, if not the only, watches that could make me a watch guy. This is URWERK's interpretation of a traditional watch. I don't mean it literally, as the brand's signature satellite hour complication isn't strictly the word "traditional" (despite its historical origins!). What's more, the proportions and dimensions of the watch are excellent, and it fits easily on the wrist. The brand's latest addition to the collection doesn't change what makes the watch so great. Instead, it adds a new captivating personality to an already excellent watch.
Continuing the "Miami Vice" vibe Earlier this year, URWERK launched the last of its UR-220 series in red gold with a white rubber strap. It's glorious, and some call it "Miami Vice." Combined with a sporty white rubber strap and a gorgeous case, it really is the perfect moniker for a piece of this kind. After that release, I felt the UR-100V UltraViolet would also fit the unofficial "Miami Vice" umbrella, which has a similar relaxed cool vibe and colorful look.watch replica swiss
Why does the UR-100V use UV light? Ultraviolet light is part of the spectrum. Its wavelength is shorter than visible light, which means it is invisible to the human eye. Now, it's impossible for a watch to use a color we can't see, so URWERK chose violet, the color that stops before ultraviolet light in the spectrum.
Martin Frei on what color is so special to him: "I love the fact that there are far more colors than we can perceive. The color spectrum visible to our eyes ranges from red to violet. Beyond that shade, the color becomes the waveform that our eyes can no longer detect, namely ultraviolet light. I am fascinated by the idea of creating a watch that celebrates this frontier, this tipping point, this transition from the perceptible to the imperceptible. The UR-100V UltraViolet is just that A search for the limit. Our UltraViolet conveys something mysterious; it’s a hue that lies on the boundary of a dimension we call color.”De Bethune DB25 Perpetual Calendar
The UR-100V UltraViolet is a wonderful harmony of colors The UR-100V uses a titanium case that has been ground and shot peened before it gets a delicious purple DLC coating. If you were to ask what strap I would use with a watch like this, I'm not sure what my answer would be, but the white rubber makes the question moot - I can't imagine anything else working so well. It allows the violet case to "shine" to its full potential without sharing the effects of the color. URWERK has added a small touch of a third colour to accent and complement: a vivid lime green decorates the three hour hands on the central carousel.
Inside is the URWERK Calibre 12.02 and its three-satellite time display, which I know and love so much. The 12.02 is a slight upgrade to the original 12.01 that debuted in the UR-100V series. The redesign is reflected in the central carousel. The hour markers are placed closer to the minute scale for a more intuitive and smooth reading of the time. That's one small complaint I had with the original UR-100V watch, which the brand fixed last year.
The UR-100V UltraViolet highlights my long-standing view of the UR-100V series. Although the watch itself has a unique personality, URWERK has repeatedly demonstrated the versatility of the silhouette with these different watches. Every new model fits effortlessly into the collection, and the UltraViolet is here too. I think URWERK's UR-100V UltraViolet is another big swing and home run.replica MB&F watches