Urwerk has done did it again. Announced just this morning is a true “uber complication” of a pocketwatch, the Zeit Device. What the Zeit Device can do is absolutely astonishing, and takes the concept of perpetual time keeping to a brand new level. The Zeit Device UR-1001 marks the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, day/night, date, month, years, 100 years (centuries), all of the way to a monumental 1,000 years (millenia!!).
The UR-1001 features a bevy of Urwerk’s now trademark satellites and retrogrades and while the watch may sound complicated, because hey, a watch that can track a freaking millennium would have to be, it is actually really easy to read.
The time (minutes and hours) are displayed at the bottom of the watch and look very much like your typical Urwerk wristwatch. We have broken out the front side the of the dial for you in a diagram below. Of course, the calendar function does account for 30-day months and jumps two days when necessary.