The brand was small but respected by collectors in the know, especially for the beautiful and exquisite finishing of the dial and hands. Mr Baumberger’s passing was greeted by sadness by collectors and the industry, especially because the brand was on the cusp of presenting its first major new product in a long time.
|The sublime Ref. 10 perpetual calendar|
|The Ref. 11C with calibre P8|
The new Ref. 11C houses the P8 movement which uses a detent escapement, designed by Voutilainen and Mojon, will be shown at Baselworld 2011.
|The UJS-08 calibre with detent escapement|
Incidentally, Kari Voutilainen is not the first independent to work with UJS. The late English watchmaker Derek Pratt, a contemporary of George Daniels, did a lot of amazing work for UJS, including an amazing pocket watch with tourbillon, constant force mechanism and dead-beat seconds which sold at Christie’s in 2008 (pictured below).
|A pocket watch with tourbillon and constant force escapement by Derek Pratt for Urban Jurgensen|
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