The Urwerk UR-103.08, launched in 2007, was the first of Urwerk’s iconic UR-103 to make use of a steel case - with a ‘TiAlN-coating’, giving the watch its recognisable bronze-to-aubergine hue. This early example, (No. 0X), further features a highly sought-after angular crystal, also seen in the UR-103 ‘Hexagon’. It is understood that Urwerk planned to revert to the more conventional curved design, seen in other reference 103s, after 50 pieces of the UR-103.08 were produced. However, due to difficulties in cutting the sharp angles, it is rumoured that less than 20 examples were ever produced in this rare configuration.