To complement the wooden bezels, Urwerk enlisted the help of UK-based Timothy Everest to provide tailored strap options. Everest is a tailor to celebrities and royalty alike (in addition to Frei and Baumgartner themselves), who uses traditional materials as the base of his forward-thinking style. True to form, he suggested using tweed for the strap of the EastWood. Among the available patterns is an original Prince of Wales check, as worn by the Duke of Windsor, featuring brown and blue on ivory fabric.
The UR-110 EastWood is a fitting swan song for the 110 family, and goes beyond the typical variety of colorways. The unique materials bring a welcome change of pace, and texture, to the brand thanks to the unorthodox collaboration with Everest.
Just 10 examples of the EastWood will be produced (five with Macassar, five with Red Ivory). They mark the end of the UR-110 product line, but will allow resources towards a new watch, which we hope to share with you later this month from Basel.
For more information, visit Urwerk online.