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Time is monochrome on the UR-202 « White Shark », with its case, dial and hour satellites all in an original shimmering silver/white hue emitted by titanium, steel and ARCAP. The « White Shark », is a timepiece unadorned with no makeup, its only ornament is its technicality. The « White Shark », eschews colourful display to concentrate focus on l’art mécanique.

The black numbers of the hours on the satellites stand out clearly against the light background; however one number of the 12 hour digits is the bright red exception to the rule that identifies the individual piece number in this limited edition of 12.

The « White Shark », a limited edition of 12 pieces, is available exclusively from Chronopassion (Paris), The Hour Glass (Singapore) and URWERK (Geneva).

Technical Description:

Time on the UR-202 is displayed using telescopic minute hands operating through the middle of three orbiting and revolving hour satellites. These hands precisely adjust their length to follow the three vectors marking the minutes: 0 -14, 15 - 44, 45 - 60. Extended, they enable the UR-202 to display the time across a large easy-to-read, dial. Retracted, they allow for a very wearable and comfortably sized case. A moonphase and day/night indicator complete the dial.

The patented central carousel is the nerve centre of the satellite complication. It is not only enables the rotating hour satellites, but also the high-precision manoeuvres performed by the three telescopic minute hands. The carousel is a technical tour-de-force requiring fabrication tolerances down to three microns.

Two turbines are visible on the back of the UR-202 "White Shark" and these are coupled to the rotor to regulate the winding system of the watch. The turbines are controlled by a three position selector lever. In mode"FREE", the two turbines spin freely enabling maximum winding of the mainspring. In mode "Sport", the two turbines spin with resistance, acting like pneumatic brakes that reduce the winding efficacy wound by 1/3rd. In mode "STOP", the turbines are locked and block the rotor from winding at all, although the watch can still be manually wound if necessary.
 

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"turbine control"...i mean seriously, just to max or min winding capability of the watch? Why not max winding all the time. "Sport mode"? I'm I choosing my vehicles suspension or you really gonna stop what your doing, take it off your wrist and flip the switch and get really knarly with one of those on your wrist?

We see companies specialize in creating more and more complicated pieces for no apparent reason other than to showcase innovation, creativity, cutting edge, state o the art, super duper hard to make..etc..etc, but does that make it better?

I look at MB&F's last creation and marvel at its craftsmanship and engineering which I can barely begin to understand but I look at it and say WTF is all that for?.

I realize that these innovations lead to progress among mainstream watch components and watches themselves and don't get me wrong I love to gawk at these in amazement but it just makes me wonder sometimes. Hmmm....
 

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I think its goofy, No offense. The hands look like pen tips.
 

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I look at MB&F's last creation and marvel at its craftsmanship and engineering which I can barely begin to understand but I look at it and say WTF is all that for?.
:lol:

I agree, some watches remind me of this commercial:
 
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