Mirror polishing using secret types of polishing paste on a variation of dried woods.
Solid 18 carat gold center canons are hand-cut on a precision lathe.
Hands of a quarter-repeating watch in gold Empire case, Urban Jürgensen No. 598.
Most watch hands today are designed and manufactured industrially. Many in a simple stamped out shape with perhaps a fold in the center line to give some strength to the construction. Bluing is most often done chemically.
Urban Jürgensen hands are handmade. They are constructed of multiple parts that are individually honed, polished, assembled, and thermally blued to the specified Urban Jürgensen shade.
The steel arms of the hands are cut from selected steel and hand finished to perfect shape and fit. Gold arms are made from solid gold. After careful polishing with increasingly fine grain diamond paper, ending with mirror polishing by use of shape fitted secret types of dried wood. Finally, the arms are thermally blued to arrive at the perfect Urban Jürgensen navy color.
The eye of the hour hand is a concentrically diamond polished solid gold insert, held in place by the sheer accuracy of the fit. The eye is designed with an asymmetrical geometry that elevates the elegance of the entire hand by tapering the volume from the dial centre towards the tip of the hand.
The solid gold center canons for the hands have been turned on a precision lathe and mirror polished. The arms of the hands have then been carefully riveted in place around the canons for the perfect fit.
Urban Jürgensen hands require numerous hours of highly skilled workmanship and are a key feature of Urban Jürgensen timepieces not found in any other watches today.
At Urban Jürgensen, it is a distinct expression of what we mean by Honouring Timeless Traditions.