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For Felix Baumgartner, as is the case for many watchmakers who have a family history that touches clockmaking or watchmaking and/ or who have worked in restoration, the timepieces of the past can and do, inform the way that they approach their own watchmaking. Sometimes this is self evident and sometimes, less so.
The new UR-100 is quintessentially URWERK, but its origins like in a Gustav Sandoz pendulum regulator clock that was given to Felix by his father Geri Baumgartner, and about which you can read in this piece by Ian Skellern. The clock, Sandoz clock, exhibited at the 1892 Paris and 1893 Chicago fairs and a (gold and bronze respectively) medalist at both, measures not time but the distance of the Earth’s rotation at the equator.
https://horologium.com.au/2019/09/13/ne ... spacetime/
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