Urban Jürgensen
1140 RG | rose-gold

Limited edition 20 pieces

Regular price

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Urban Jürgensen
1140 RG | rose-gold

Limited edition 20 pieces

Regular price

This rose gold, Urban Jürgensen 1140 RG, with chocolate-brown guilloché dial perfectly encapsulates the brand’s commitment to traditional watchmaking. With its sculpted three-piece case, and teardrop lugs matched by a hand-decorated, P4 calibre, it's arguably one of most elegant offerings of Urban Jürgensen’s contemporary collection. The 1140 RG, with brown dial, was an individually numbered series of 20 pieces, introduced at Baselworld in 2018.

A Strong Foundation

Urban Jürgensen has a rich and varied history, dating back to the late 18th Century. The manufactures namesake, Urban Jürgensen (1776-1830), along with his father Jürgen Jürgensen, have long been credited with introducing the watch industry to Denmark. Shortly after the birth of his son in 1776, Jürgen Jürgensen moved to Le Locle in Switzerland to work with Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, laying the foundations for a Danish-Swiss connection, which still exists over 240 years later.

In 1985, the brand was acquired by Peter Baumberger, who together with master English horologist Derek Pratt, set about carrying forward a legacy of elegant and complicated timepieces, whilst pioneering concepts of performance, stability, and movement aesthetics. Though the brand has since changed ownership and focus, they continue to champion the classic aesthetics introduced during this period.

The Design

The dial builds on the classic Urban Jürgensen aesthetic, with a twist. It is executed in a chocolate-brown colour, with domed solid rose gold Arabic numerals.

The hand-finished, engine-turned guilloché dial requires up to 700 operations and two full days of hand craftsmanship to complete. Manufactured from one piece of solid silver, the surface is decorated with fine guilloche patterning, incorporating a selection of carefully chosen grain sizes and complex, weaving patterns. At different angles of light, the centre portion of the dial forms a nice contrast against the brushed chapter ring and pearled outer-minute track, adding further depth. The small-seconds indication is also executed in chocolate-brown, with a Guilloché Panier finishing applied.

The handmade, blued steel '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 effect reminiscent of early 18th and 19th-century marine chronometers made by Urban Jürgensen. The “eye” of the hour hand is a solid rose gold insert, concentrically diamond polished and friction fit.

The 1140 RG features a round 40 mm rose gold case and the brand’s distinctive teardrop lugs and convex bezel. Forged separately from the case, the classic teardrop lugs are carefully heat-treated, hand-polished and individually soldered into place using mid-century horological methods, with no visible soldering line.

The Movement

The Urban Jürgensen P4 calibre movement is expertly finished and elaborately decorated, with tapering Côtes de Genève. 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 precisely synchronised.

The ‘Swiss Lever’ escapement design of the P4 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 superior timekeeping ability. The P4 movement is also elegantly discrete, at 5.20mm x 32mm, with two barrels and a power-reserve of 72 hours.

The Set

This Urban Jürgensen 1140 RG is accompanied by its original paperwork and fitted wooden presentation box, with outer packaging. It’s fitted to a bespoke Istanbul nubuck leather strap, and includes the original chocolate-brown alligator strap and solid rose gold deployant clasp from Urban Jurgensen.

Brand: Urban Jürgensen
Model: 1745 Collection - Ref. 1140 RG
Movement: mechanical manual-winding in-house Cal. P4
Functions: time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: limited edition, brown guilloche dial, display back, blued steel and rose gold hands
Case: 40 mm 18-carat rose gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: brown alligator strap with rose gold folding clasp
Year: 2019
Box & papers: full-set
This limited edition, Urban Jürgensen 1140 RG watch is in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. It comes as a full set (with box and papers), is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with the remainder of its warranty from Urban Jürgensen.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

Please note that pre-owned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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