The Urwerk EMC Pistol, an incredibly restricted release of only five pieces, includes an exceptionally multifaceted blend of hand-engraved masterfulness and momentous technology.
I was welcome to a close lunch on a new Friday, a welcome interruption from the rushing about of the 2015 version of SalonQP at the Saatchi Gallery, which played host to the watch show for the fifth successive year.
Our little gathering met around the bend at Polpo, one of a little chain of Italian cafés in the London whose food is a combination of Venetian little plates blended in with a cool vibe.
Our has were in all honesty the magnificent Yacine Sar (head of communication at Urwerk), Martin Frei (Urwerk fellow benefactor and boss creator), and Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk prime supporter and expert watchmaker). Between visiting about SalonQP and general chat, we got into the phenomenal food.
However, we weren’t only there to fill our guts, however to see the fantastic new creation by this insane autonomous brand, which is known for whimsical watches that challenge the boundaries of Swiss watchmaking.
The EMC Pistol was then disclosed to us, a watch that addresses the remainder of the EMC line, which is truly all the more a proving ground for the mixture innovation inside instead of a completely completed wristwatch.
The EMC Pistol includes a multifaceted blend of hand-engraved creativity working on this issue suggestive of expert firearm and pistol etchers of old. This compared curiously with Frei’s insane plan and Baumgartner’s specialized dominance, which was displayed in the titanium and steel case estimating 51 mm from haul to lug.
Powered by the hand-twisted, in-house UR-EMC type with a 80-hour power hold, the case incorporates a switch that controls a generator that thus controls the electronic components that measure the development’s accuracy. The entire thing looks marginally like the 1970s-style cheddar grater that sits in my kitchen drawer.
The EMC Pistol in the hand is unquestionably noteworthy, and with the glossy silk completed, shot-shot show-stopper in my palm, the genuine substance of the watch with independent dials – one for perusing the hours and minutes, one for the seconds, a force save marker, and accuracy delta – bodes well and is completely legible.
It is unquestionably simpler to tell the time on this watch than my #1 Urwerk, the UR-110 (see The Urwerk UR-110 Eastwood: A Tailor-Made Farewell Of Timber And Tweed ).
Listening to Frei talk about the plan and Baumgartner talk about the genuine creation of the piece was a joy – regardless of whether it was somewhat hard to get a handle on for a simple mortal!
For subtleties on the Urwerk EMC’s innovation, if it’s not too much trouble, see The Difference Between Urwerk’s EMC And A Toyota Prius (Not As Obvious As You May Think) .
For more data, kindly visit www.urwerk.com/emc .
Case: 43 x 51 x 15.8 mm; glossy silk completed and shot-impacted engraved hardened steel and titanium
Development: physically twisted UR-EMC Caliber with Swiss switch escapement, Arcap P40 balance haggle offset combined with an optical sensor and computerized reasoning
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds; exactness delta/timing change screw, power save marker
Limit: 5 pieces
Cost: 135,000 Swiss francs