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Lot 978* - S18 Out of This World - Tuesday, 18. April 2023, 04.00 PM


Switzerland, 2023
Hand-painted bronze and black PVD titanium back
Limited edition: 1/1
Ref. no. V15 0708
Includes original T. rex bone material from TRX-293 TRINITY
Power reserve: 42 hours
Supplied with original box and papers
39.5 × 53 × 16.8 mm

Letter of authenticity confirming that the bone material in the watch originates from TRX-293 TRINITY

The UR-105M Trinity T. rex watch made by Urwerk is a pièce unique born from the space-time collision between the TRX-293 Trinity dinosaur and the most contemporary of measuring instruments. 'We created this unique URWERK, timepiece by respecting the characteristics of the TRX-293 TRINITY. Our timepiece has been worked to match the dinosaur, both in relief and colour', said Felix Baumgartner, master watchmaker and co-founder of URWERK about the ribbed and scaly bronze case and oxidized bezel with an earthy and ageless look.

An estimated 65 million years stare back at the observer through a sapphire crystal inserted into the caseback of this unique URWERK, mechanical watch, where DNA from the TRX-293 TRINITY's skeleton has become an integral, ever-present part of the timepiece. 'The imposing presence of the T. rex meets and mingles with the fragile mechanical ticking of our T. rex, the two echoing and complementing each other', explains Martin Frei, artistic director and co-founder of URWERK.

Technically speaking, the UR-105M Trinity T. rex is a satellite-hour watch such as only URWERK makes. Four satellites each bearing three hours numerals successively parade along the minutes rail. The subtle ingenuity of the mechanism lies in this invisible carousel fitted beneath the satellite structure and responsible for the smooth, silent operation of the satellite hours.

URWERK, established in 1997, is regarded as a pioneer on the independent watchmaking scene. Producing 150 watches per year, URWERK sees itself as a house of artisans where traditional expertise and avant-garde aesthetics coexist in perfect harmony. URWERK develops complex and modern watches unlike any others, meeting the most demanding haute horlogerie criteria: independent research and design, cutting-edge materials and hand-crafted finishing.

CHF 80 000 / 120 000 | (€ 82 470 / 123 710)

Sold for CHF 122 300 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.