Indeed, the 102 represents many firsts for the brand, and these are represented within the rotating element of the dial itself, written above the broader celestial themed components. It provides a personal touch to the theme of the watch, without compromising the core themes at work. The disc elements themselves are heat treated blue on the bare gray titanium case, and classic Urwerk black on the full black titanium case.
These new 102 Reloaded references will initially be offered together as a set, and limited to 25 examples. The titanium cases measure 41mm in diameter here, which is a touch north of the 39mm that was the original. It’s important to note that this case is slightly unusual compared to other cases, in that it has a soft fall off toward the edges, with a pebble-like appearance and texture, so it doesn’t feel very big at all on the wrist. This is aided by the 11.3mm total thickness. In fact, I’d call it downright pleasant with this new leg design, which is far more angular than the case itself, and adhere to the wrist with ease.
The new 102 makes use of the Urwerk caliber 2.02, an automatic movement with 48 hours of reserve that hosts the wandering hours mechanism which rotates the hour disc, as well as position each of the hour markers in its appropriate position. The minute arc is static. Each of the engraved areas is filled with Super LumiNova for maximum visibility in low light situations.
The 102 Reloaded is limited to 25 sets, and is priced at CHF 56,000. Keep an eye out for individual variants of the watch coming soon, as well as hands-on impressions in the coming weeks. Urwerk.