Reference 1140 PT L
The Urban Jürgensen 1140 PT L watch was inspired by the 1930s watch designs, which combined Breguet numerals with a small second indication. The intention is to elevate a coherent feel of the piece by combining the roundness and sensual feel of the teardrop lugs, the modern voluptuous case and connecting these exterior features with the silver dial through use of highly hand crafted pillow shaped cabochon numerals. Lastly the desire was to further heighten the visibility of handmade craft by hand engine turning a section of the dial. The finishing techniques used in the 1140L PT L dial are “sablage” and “brossage” for the main dial and guilloche in a “panier” pattern for the small seconds sub dial. This combination strikes a unique subtle balance that makes the watch a paragon of refined choices in classic watch making only enhanced by closer study of the fine details.
The 40mm diameter case with 10.50 mm height is made in 3 pieces with convex middle case and individually soldered teardrop lugs. The Concave bezel houses a domed sapphire crystal. The screw back is equipped with flat sapphire crystal.
The Urban Jürgensen dial combines meticulous traditional hand craft work with advanced techniques of high grade modern dial making. Created as a one piece solid silver, the Reference 1140 PT L dial is 32.50mm in diameter and 0.50mm thick.
The small seconds’ zone is hand guilloched with décor “panier” and with a mirror pearled circular zone for the 5 second indicators, after this process it is calque traced for the remaining individual indicators. The logo cartouche is traced separately. The opaline colored center circumference results from a fine “sablage”. The circular hour sector zone and the logo cartouche is realized by a technique called “brossage”. The outer minute track is pearled by use of a diamond tool. Afterwards a protective fine brilliant silver coating is dispersed over the entire dial.The white gold Breguet numeral appliques are carefully hand polished cabochons and manually placed, they adopt an elegant cursive typography, typical of the 1930s. The logo and the Swiss Made are finished with anthracite black decal.
The diamond-finished hands that require numerous hours of fine workmanship are another key feature of the 1140 PT L. The eye of the hour hand is a concentrically polished solid gold insert, held in place by the sheer accuracy of the fit. The hands are polished to a perfect mirror gloss, and thermally blued.