2340 WG | Moonphase | white gold
excluding VAT 20%
The Ref. 2340 WG features a 40 mm white gold, 3-piece case and Urban Jürgensen’s contemporary tapered lugs and convex bezel. The Grenage dial is a delicate, hand-crafted process beginning with a single piece of solid silver. The numerals and markings are finely engraved and hand filled with lacquer, before diamond-paper-polishing. The Grenage layer is then built step by step, using a mix of silver powder, salts and other ingredients, before hand-brushing onto the dial. An electrochemical reaction creates the beautifully-pearled finish on the dial; a silvery frosty surface with unique depth and granularity.
The hand-made, solid white gold ‘observatoire’ Urban Jürgensen hands are turned on a precision lathe, thermally blued (to Urban Jürgensen’s unique navy colour) and mirror polished, with the arms of the hands carefully riveted in place, creating a unique visual effect reminiscent of early 18th and 19th century marine chronometers made by Urban Jürgensen. The “eye” of the hour hand is a solid gold insert, concentrically diamond polished and friction fit.
It takes more than 20 different operations to create the Urban Jürgensen moon disc, and the result is a unique display of classic workmanship, rarely expressed in modern horology. The disc is hand-crafted from mirror-polished, thermally-blued steel, in which the stars are manually inlaid in gold, along with two solid gold, mirror polished moons; press-fitted into corresponding holes, finishing the blue night-sky with beautifully symmetrical moons and stars.
The Urban Jürgensen ‘P4’, in-house movement is expertly finished and elaborately decorated, with tapering lines towards the escapement wheel in Côtes de Genève patterning. This manually-wound movement is adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, with 23 working jewels. It features a stop-seconds function, allowing the movement to be stopped and synchronized to a time signal with absolute precision. The ‘Swiss Lever’ escapement design of the movement allows the balance wheel to be engaged with the mechanism only during the split-second it swings through its centre position, reducing overall friction and enabling far superior timekeeping ability. The movement, adapted for the Ref. 2340 WG, is fairly discrete, at 5.74mm x 32mm, accommodating both the moon-phase and date, with two barrels and a power-reserve of 60 hours.
This Urban Jurgensen Ref. 2340 WG is delivered with a Classic C-buckle in platinum, stamped Urban Jürgensen, along with a semi-matt black alligator strap.
A Collected Man is the authorized UK retailer for Urban Jürgensen. Viewings can be arranged by appointment at our offices in Central London. All watches listed for sale are available, in stock and covered by the full manufacturer's warranty. Any watches from Urban Jürgensen can be ordered through us. The price is exclusive of 20% EU-wide VAT.
|Model:||Jules Collection - Ref. 2340 WG|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding in-house Cal. P4|
|Functions:||moonphase, date, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||power reserve display, hand-made Grenage dial, blue steel hands, display back|
|Case:||40 mm 18-carat white gold|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||semi-matt black alligator strap with a C-buckle in platinum|
|Box & papers:||full Set - box and papers|
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