Urwerk was founded in 1997 following the meeting of its two founders, Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner, two years prior. The company’s main goal: to design and craft haute horlogerie timepieces blending tradition with a futuristic vision. The name “Urwerk” has its origins far from Switzerland, in the town of Ur in Mesopotamia, the very first place where the perception of time was molded; “werk” means to work, create, evolve, shape, forge and to arouse emotions, in German. Over the years, Urwerk has made a name for itself with innovative watches featuring its signature wandering hour satellite indication, and with inspiration taken from the world of science fiction. This formula has proven successful and has resulted in unique timepieces that can’t help but draw attention.