A roller on the case to perform the functions of the crown and an arm to set time. To me it looks good and sounds more convenient than a crown on top of the watch head, but I haven´t tried it yet.
To get a better understanding about the functions, to learn about and appreciate the technical complexity of the watch I would highly recommend to look here.
Traditional finishes like circular graining, sanding, côtes de Genève or polished screw heads are at hand. Still the best part, in my book, is the all over approach of the design shown. I am not a Sci-Fi person, but I love good “architecture” and well-designed tools and machines. If the haptic – touch & feel – is outstanding as well, it gets dangerous. Urwerk delivers all of it in the case of this watch. Handling the watch, even when a short time only, and putting it on my wrist was quite a lasting experience.
One of those experiences hard to forget and that doesn´t happen often, not these days.
My first time/experiences with a Patek Philippe Ref. 96, Mercedes G-Class, Porsche 356 Super 90, Linn LP 12, Nakamichi Dragon, Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin, Contax RTS III, Leica M3 … come to my mind.
You can´t get them all (at least not at the same time 😉), but all of them influenced my expectations and helped to define my way of valuable spending.
Life doesn´t get easier afterwards, but more interesting and valuable if you focus on the real things – important to you and your personal context.
My intention here was to do a snapshot only, and therefore I will stop with my musings and share more pictures instead. Hope you like them, like I do!
Bankers – they tend to advise you when it comes to spending or, better, ‘investing’ money. Not sure if most of them even understand their own business, these days. At least it appears to me like this as a banking customer and looking at their shares in my depot. Maybe one day if they are getting more successful (again!) they can at least help me to feed my pleasures … 😉
Thanks for reading,