You can measure the speed of the Earth with this carbon timepiece

A couple of weeks ago I said we’d start covering watches as well, in partnership with an Instagram page called ‘The Wristwatch Dude’, mostly because of the huge overlap between cars and watches. This timepiece in particular has no significant direct connection with an automaker or a car, but it has two defining features that remind me of a vehicle: it’s made from carbon fibre, and it’s insanely complicated. From an engineering standpoint. It’s called the Urwerk UR-100V.

Urwerk is an independent brand Swiss brand founded in Geneva in 1997, and I’m kinda obsessed with their design language. I’m not sure why. The case is made from 52 layers of “ultra-thin carbon”, this is exactly the sort of thing a car engineer would say. It only weighs 11 grams.

Like most Urwerk watches, it has quirky complications you don’t often find in a wristwatch. First of all, the hours and minutes are displayed via satellites, not dials. Secondly, there’s a kilometre counter and it serves a very specific purpose: every 20 minutes we travel 555 km (as in, the Earth does, and we rotate with it). There’s also another indicator for the Earth’s revolution speed around the sun, 35,740 in 20 mins. Outstanding. That’s why we love cars and watches: they don’t need to make sense to be interesting.

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