Swiss watchmaker Urwerk has added another fine example to its headlining UR-210 model. The Amadeus has instantly become the brand’s coolest timepiece to date.
The UR-210 Amadeus boasts a satellite-hour complication and retrograde minutes, complete with full engraving that recalls post-Renaissance 17th-century styling. A bit of baroque, a bit of threshold contemporary. It’s almost as if the future and past have been combined in the design aesthetic.
Master engraver Florian Güllert worked on the Amadeus for Urwerk, hand-engraving it for 260 hours to finish the ornate detailing.
“The swirling pattern of acanthus leaves is most suitable for this style, contrasting with the angular look of the watch,” Güllert said about the design. “We have merged the case, the crown protection and the bracelet into one unit to create an exceptional piece. I was given the entire watch to work on and I took it over to produce a design in steel.”
When it took to the most recent Baselworld, the Urwerk watch made many fans. Sadly, for those wanting to get their hands on this Urwerk UR-210 Amadeus example: it was a one-off production, and has already sold for $208,300.