Urwerk’s Project Falcon Set To Take Off

The UR-220 is an updated and otherworldly timepiece.

By Terry Christodoulou 16/09/2020

The UR-210 was the poster child of Urwerk’s futuristic and sometimes alien take on the world of haute horlogerie.

And after announcing its final edition a few months back, the manufacture has now readied its successor- the UR-220 Falcon Project.

Here, Urwerk’s latest arrives in a sleek, cutting edge case made from 81 “thinner than thin” layers of carbon compressed into a hard resin – the result being resilience and minimal weight.

Urwerk's UR-220

Reworked case proportions mean a thinner 14.8mm profile, driving a needed ergonomic appeal despite its heft at 43.8mm wide and 53.6mm long.

Inside rests the new in-house calibre UR-7.20 hand-wound movement, which boasts a 48-hour power reserve and patented satellite indication Urwerk’s known for.

The rotating cubes indicate the hours, while a minute pointer sweeps across a 120-degree, 60-minute scale showcased in the brand’s now signature palette of grey, black and neon green.

Urwerk's Ur-220

The dial isn’t the only feature that winks at watches of the past, with the Swiss label reintroducing the ‘oil change’ indicator (as found on both the UR-110 and UR-203) out back and which presents the timing of the piece’s next service.

The UR-220 Falcon Project is complemented by a new strap – the company’s first in rubber, though one given a Urwerk twist by being cured, moulded and textured and which offers a velvet-like touch.

Price approx. $220,000; urwerk.com

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