URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to form the EMC timehunter watch

URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to form the EMC timehunter watch

founded in 1997 in switzerland, URWERK designs and crafts haute horlogerie timepieces which blend tradition with a futuristic vision. dubbed the EMC white ceramic aka stormtrooper, their latest watch is heavily influenced by star wars, in particular by george lucas’ stormtroopers, the elite fictional soldiers of the galactic empire.

URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to create the EMC timehunter watch
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the EMC white ceramic aka stormtrooper by URWERK was designed in order to exude the same characteristics of these feared soldiers — to intimidate while looking cool and clean. the timepiece belongs to the UR-chronometry family, which encompasses the company’s watchmaking concepts dedicated to outstanding precision, offering the unique possibility of measuring and adjusting the rate of their environment.

URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to create the EMC timehunter watch

 

 

essentially, the EMC stormtrooper is a dual measuring instrument. like a compass, a sextant, a machine tool, its appearance and even its surface all signal its nature. it is crafted from steel and its caseback is in titanium. its aesthetic is not round, square or cushion like, nor indeed any of URWERK’s signature indefinable shapes. this hyper technical machine hugs the contours of the ‘motor’ inside and submits to the constraints of its various organs. it is not symmetrical, regular, flat or curved, yet remains aesthetically pleasing and distinctive. EMC’s design obeys its function, transcending existing rules to create a unique personality.

URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to create the EMC timehunter watch

 

 

the same functionalism reigns supreme on the dial with its mate black surfaces. each indication zone has its own clearly marked space. each unit is painted with fluorescent green super luminova®, a neon type color frequently used by URWERK due to its perfect contrasts. in addition to the main dial with its checkered hand grenade pattern, which displays the hours and minutes, the EMC timehunter features a small disc type seconds hand at 1 o’clock, graduated in five second increments and located at 1 o’clock. it is complemented by a power reserve indicator at 7 o’clock, which provides information on the state of wind of the hand wound movement offering a maximum of 8 hours of autonomy.

URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to create the EMC timehunter watch

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URWERK takes stormtrooper cues to form the EMC timehunter watch

 

 

project info:

 

name: EMC white ceramic AKA stormtrooper

company: URWERK

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