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Founded in 1997 by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, URWERK is the result of a strongly held belief that the history of Fine Watchmaking is a constantly changing art.
Felix Baumgartner, a watchmaker like his father and grandfather, has time running through his veins. Felix learned the secret language of minute-repeaters, tourbillons and perpetual calendars at his father’s bench. Martin Frei is the artistic counterweight to his partner’s technical expertise. Martin delved into every form of visual artistic expression from painting and sculpture to video, emerging as a mature artist.

“Bringing out yet another version of an existing mechanical complication was not our aim,” Felix Baumgartner explains. Martin Frei, responsible for the shape of future time, helps make this possible. “I come from a world of total creative.”


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