Urban Jurgensen Big 8

a taste of a by gone watch making era...

Urban Jürgensen

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If you are someone who likes a product that was produced in the old ways, then you will find a home with Urban Jürgensen!

This steel 40mm entry is an understated timepiece. It features such subtleties as the delicately convex bezel, fine hand-soldered and seamless teardrop lugs, and handmade hour and minute hands that require weeks to create and complete using time-tested methods. The hand-turned silver dial is consistently to be said among the very best made, and the Roman numerals add a classic feel to the special basket weave guilloché patterns.

It should not be forgotten that the gold hands are individually turned on a special lathe, blued by precision temperature control and lastly assembled by an expert with exact microscopic fitment and then permanently riveted into place. This friction fit requires a high degree of precision and skill and is a proud tradition carried by UJ for centuries, which now requires diamond tooling to achieve. The hands are last given a mirror polish to highlight UJ’s spectacular shade of blue.

None can deny the delight that inspecting these hands will give the viewer and horologic addict!

In addition, the hand-brushed chapter ring beneath these hands and numerals is interrupted only by a trapezoid shaped window that leads into the Arabic date indication. The contrast of modern and classic is, simply put, stunning. In this window we observe another subtle detail with ever-so-slightly beveled edges giving way into the faintly stretched date numerals.

The recessed crown is nestled into the case both to protect it and to balance the perfect graphic beauty that all UJ watches possess.

A symphony of design, craft and balance all form a tasteful watch suitable for daily wearing.

When you flip over the watch, you will find no lack of attention there. The 21k guilloché decorated gold rotor pivots easily out of the way to allow viewing of the 31 jewel Calibre FP1160, marked prominently with the crest of the over 200 year old company.  Urban’s methods are still so faithfully carried on by the makers of today’s offerings.

 

Ref: Urban Jürgensen “Big 8”

Movement: Piguet (Blancpain) 1160, automatic

Size: 40mm

Includes: tang buckle, alligator strap, papers, box.

SKU: CP03043

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