Plenty of Spock collectibles are available for Star Trek collectors, but now there’s something that every collector will want.
Unfortunately, this collectible is not something that every fan will be able to get their hands on. The newest timepiece from Urwerk is the new UR-120 with a case made of sandblasted titanium and steel. The watch has a 48-hour power reserve and a calf leather strap that is embossed with a ballistic-type pattern. Suffice it to say that it’s extremely well-made and high-class. But how does it relate to Spock?
That goes back to how the watch displays time. According to Robbereport, the watch’s “curved sapphire-topped case houses a central carousel with three planetary gears, each of with has its own satellite made of two cubes. As they rotate, the left-most satellite splits, just like your fingers do when you make the V-shaped hand gesture towards your fellow Trekkies.”
Urwerk co-founder and master watchmaker Felix Baumgartner was over the moon about satellite, which was the Spock connection.
In a statement, Baumgartner said “In truth, when we realized we were going to have to open the satellite, I was over the moon. Our biggest challenge has always been to manage forces. At the exact moment of the salute, a lyre-shaped spring opens and then closes the satellite. Managing energy then and there is complex and very subtle.”
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, all will want this watch, but few will get it. The production run hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s liable to be very small, and the cost of the watch isn’t within every Trekkie’s grasp. It’s approximately $101,000, and to the Star Trek fan who does manage to get their hands on this, we salute them.
If you’re looking for a Star Trek watch that’s a little more budget friendly, the Bradford Exchange offers the officially licensed men’s watch with the Star Trek insignia for $149.99. Shop.startrek.com also offers a U.S.S. Enterprise watch for $42.50. While these watches aren’t as elite as the Urwerk UR-120, you won’t have to refinance your house to pay for either one.