Thrill Of The Hunt
CROWN Singapore|September - October 2020
After drilling hard on mechanical precision, Urwerk’s EMC Time Hunter ‘Desert Sage’ does the same on the aesthetic front
Alvin Wong
Can we all take a moment to applaud Urwerk’s ingenuity in modern watch design? Much has been said of the brand’s devotion to mechanical avant-gardism. However, Urwerk’s arsenal of orbiting satellite time-displays, retrograde systems, and so many other examples of progressive mechanical horology would have been rendered a chaotic mess, if not for its co-founders’ insistence that form and function are equally vital to their creations.

This year, Urwerk again demonstrates its unique blend of mechanical virtuosity and visual drama with the new EMC Time Hunter, reviving a tech geek’s favourite from 2013 by literally giving the watch a fresh coat of swag.

Nicknamed ‘Desert Sage’, the latest version of the EMC Time Hunter is sheathed in matte beige to evoke the colour of vast, arid sandscapes. The shade is achieved with a coat of ceramictype lacquer on the steel case, which not only offers protection but provides contrast against the watch’s black crown, crank arm, and porthole-like time display.

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