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Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier reveal a masterpiece of watchmaking for Only Watch 2017

Industrial elegance.
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Urwerk x Laurent Ferrier Arpal

All of the watches for Only Watch's 2017 auction have already been revealed, except for one. Urwerk and Laurent Ferrier announced that they have joined forces and today they're revealing that joint project. The two esteemed watchmakers have come together to create the ArpalOne, which we can best describe as industrial elegance in watch form.

The unique case, which has a car-inspired design that is described as "streamlined coachwork", is made from a special alloy called Arpal+. The material is comprised of precious metals to create a case construction that is much more resistant to wear and scratches than white gold or steel. It is also resistant to fading, oxidization, and was originally developed for the electronics industry. 

Below the sapphire crystal is Urwerk's signature watch engineering with a self-winding movement, a 48 hour power reserve, and four satellites that rotate on a carousel to indicate the time.

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