At the end of 2018 Urwerk unveiled the first of its limited-edition AMC Atomic Mechanical Clocks with paired wristwatch. Swiss independent watch brand worked almost an decade on its pretty incredible new timepiece which is actually is one of three complex editions that will be revealed between now and the year 2020.
When the paired wristwatch is set into the cradle of the 55-pound desk clock, the clock winds the watch, sets the time and regulates the balance rate of the watch. This magic happens thanks to a mechanical oscillator that self adjusts to ensure chronometry.
The new Urwerk AMC watch, like the atomic clock, is a novel construction and is designed specifically for the AMC project. It includes typical Urwerk features such as the power reserve indicator and two stacked barrels for a power reserve of four days. The watch also has Urwerk’s Oil Change Indicator, which shows when the movement should be serviced. One full rotation of the oil change indicator will take more than four years, with a recommended service after three and a half years of operation.
While the time is indicated by the central hour and minute hands, the seconds are shown on a small aperture at 1 o’clock. At 10 o’clock one can find the oil change indicator with a scale from 0 to 3 years and then between 7 and 8 o’clock, there is a power reserve indicator.