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URWERK UR-T8, The New Concept For The 20th Anniversary

20 years ago Frei & Baumgartner introduced a new concept to watchmaking, the satellite complication, a complex mechanism of wandering hours grouped into satellites revolving around a carrousel (yes, it sounds complicated… still, the display is extremely simple to read). Although the underlying concept behind this display appears impressively modern it is in fact rather antique (not vintage but properly antique…) This system was inspired by a 400 year old Italian night clock, invented by the Campani Brothers in Rome in 1652.

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