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Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier Arpal One for Only Watch 2017

Marina Milojević | 07.14.17 | 08:32 PM

The house of Laurent Ferrier has joined its forces with Urwerk to create a unique piece of work to be sold at the Only Watch auction, benefitting the battle against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For the first time ever, two watchmaking companies grounded on the opposite ends of the stylistic spectrum have come together to create one-of-a-kind timepiece that blends time-honored traditions with futuristic vision. The result of this intriguing partnership is the Arpal One timepiece, which comes in a curved, almost aerodynamic case made from an exclusive alloy called ARPAL+.

Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier Arpal One for Only Watch 2017

ARPAL+ is an alloy that has been specifically developed for this unique creation. It consists of 75% precious metals, and is highly resistant against scratches and daily shocks – at least much better than white gold or steel. This exceptional alloy doesn’t oxidize, and its deep grey hue never fades.

Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier Arpal One for Only Watch 2017

The polished case of the Arpal One houses the self-winding movement UR5.03, governed by a double turbine with four hour satellites. The satellites are in matte pearl grey with diamond-polished outlines while the hours and minutes markers are painted in white SuperLuminova. Their purpose is, of course, to show time. Each of them bears three hours numerals, which continually sweep past the minutes track. The satellites turn on a hidden carrousel, while a special cover conceals the ones that are not engaged at the moment.

Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier Arpal One for Only Watch 2017

The spectacular Urwerk movement is mounted on 52 jewels and it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement runs on about 48 hours of power reserve, enabling indications for wandering hours and minutes. Dimensions of the watch are: width 40,9mm; length 60,8mm; and height 20,7mm. The case is water resistant to 30 meters of depth.

Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier Arpal One for Only Watch 2017 will be auctioned in Geneva on Saturday, November 11th.

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