Urban Jurgensen is a watchmaker that is well known for their haute horology with 400 years in the business of watch making. The Danish company has made significant contributions to the watch and clock making industry with their careful mastery of details and use of precious metals with grenage dials and precision timekeeping. They offer a collection of sports watches made of stainless steel which have risen above many in the crowd and the Urban Jurgensen One Collection i worthy of a closer look.
Urban Jurgensen’s first in stainless steel
It is worth mentioning that Urban Jurgensen is a Danish Swiss watch maker that is recognized throughout the world for its use of precious metals. for the One Collection, they went with a stainless steel to give the watch strength, durability and aptness for adapting for a sportier aesthetic and practical functionality.
The case of the One Collection watch measures 41 mm in diameter and has a thickness of 13.8 mm. It’s made of stainless steel material and features an oval shape with a myriad of rounded angles adding depth and texture from all sides without as much as one single straight line. The crown features a signature engraving to the side with a mounting at the 3 o’ clock position. When you turn the watch around, the case back provides a breathtaking view of the highly ornate movement that powers the watch with its lovely gold embellishments. The case back itself features a circular encasement of stainless steel in a lovely mirrored polished finish, surrounded by a nicely contrasting satin brush finish in the remainder of the back of the watch. The front case is also designed with a brushed satin finish with the mirrored polished circle capped by a sapphire crystal glass.
The dial is available in your choice of a charcoal grey, an urban blue or a soft white. there are two models available with a time only piece and another called the GMT model that offers a sub dial placed at the 6 o’clock position to show home time with local time displayed on the main dial. It’s a special version that comes with two pushers to jump the hours, along with a system of intuitive up and down that eliminates the need to use the crown.
The movement that powers the Urban Jurgensen One Collection is an in-house developed model that is called the caliber P5. It is artistically embellished with a rotor that features a shield in gold as well as weights which are crafted of 22 carat solid gold. The diameter of the movement is 32 mm with a thickness of 6.1 mm for the time only model and a slightly larger 6.6 mm for the GMT 24 hour model. This is an automatic winding type movement that beats at a frequency of 3 Hz at 21,600 vibrations per hour with 34 jewels. The function are hours, minutes, seconds and for the special GMT model, a 24 hour GMT in addition. The power reserve is 72 hourse nad this watch is water resistant up to 120 meters.
The Urban Jurgensen One Collection sports watches affix to the wrist via a sporty stainless steel bracelet that features materials that match the case and design of the watch in brushed satin and polished mirrored finish.
Availability and pricing
The manufacturer of the Urban Jurgensen One Collection has not yet announced, formally, an official release date for the watches. Neither have they hinted at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price as of this time. They did, however , indicate that more information would be forthcoming after the Post Baselworld era for 2019. After the One Collection has made its official appearance and formal introduction to the world, we’ll know more about the pricing and when and where it will be made available for sale to the public. Until then, we’ll wait to hear more about Jurgensen’s new sporty dress watch.