The Urwerk UR 202 Turbine Timepiece
By: Going Like Sixty -
Published: Oct 24, 2008
Updated: Jun 22 2011
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This watch has the potential to outlast anybody who owns it. The Urwerk UR 202 Turbine Automatic uses compressed air to regulate how it is wound. The Urwerk's 'Revolving Satellite Complication' face is patented and relies on fluid dynamics, which are controlled by air friction to cushion the winding system. Since it's the winding that wears out a watch, this makes it virtually impossible to wreck the Urwerk.
Implications - While many consumers today have grown dependent on technology, others prefer to invest their time and money in products that don't leave them dependent on a service that is not immune to failure. Products that can function without the use of modern technology will be appealing to the large clientele who appreciates their independence.