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Going back to the future for independent watch brand Urwerk

In Singapore to introduce Urwerk's new watch, the UR-100 (left), Mr Felix Baumgartner (above) is a third-generation watchmaker.
In Singapore to introduce Urwerk's new watch, the UR-100, Mr Felix Baumgartner (above) is a third-generation watchmaker.PHOTOS: GIN TAY, URWERK
In Singapore to introduce Urwerk's new watch, the UR-100 (left), Mr Felix Baumgartner (above) is a third-generation watchmaker.
In Singapore to introduce Urwerk's new watch, the UR-100 (above), Mr Felix Baumgartner is a third-generation watchmaker.PHOTOS: GIN TAY, URWERK

Urwerk co-founder Felix Baumgartner says the independent watch brand is the first to show space time on a watch

Mr Felix Baumgartner points to several faces on his laptop screen, among them action star Jackie Chan, former professional basketball player Michael Jordan, Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr, American designer Ralph Lauren and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah.

The photographs have one thing in common: The celebrities are all wearing avant-garde timepieces made by Urwerk, the independent watch brand helmed by Mr Baumgartner and his industrial designer pal Martin Frei.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Going back to the future'. Print Edition | Subscribe