Urwerk 103.08 Titanium Coated Watch Means Business
August 23rd, 2007
This timepiece from Swiss watchmaker Urwerk boasts a case that’s made from a specially coated steel that’s virtually indestructible.
The Urwork 103.08 not only has a unique dial and case design that looks like something Master Chief might don, it’s coated with Titanium Aluminum Nitride (a.k.a. “TiAlN”), meaning it might actually survive some plasma rifle blasts too. Even a 4-micron thin layer of TiAlN coating is enough to significantly strengthen the underlying steel and protect it from scratches, shocks, aging and even damage from chemicals.
Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but judging by the $89,000+ retail prices on other watches in the Urwerk 103 series, I’d expect to drop a few months mortgage payments when it is released.