Urwerk’s own Felix Baumgartner calls it the brand’s first transforming watch. Are we to expect more then? Only time will tell. For now, the UR-T8, which was unveiled to the world on Sunday, ahead of day one at SIHH 2017 is clearly a hit and a great way to kick off the brand’s 20th anniversary festivities.
But what does he mean to suggest when he calls the UR-T8 a transforming watch? Quite simply, the watch has two clip switches on its side that when pressed release the module that holds the watch’s movement, such that you are able to swivel it into a 90-degree position.
In this position, you are then able to twist the entire module, 180 degrees to reveal the watch’s alternate, protective, shell-like back.
In case you are wondering if the UR-T8 might just end up flopping around on its swivel. Rest your worried mind. Every range of motion in the transforming function is extremely smooth and when locked in place, the module clicks in with an incredibly satisfying click.