MB&F and URWERK have created the C3H5N3O9 aka Nitro

MB&F and URWERK have created the C3H5N3O9 aka Nitro

MB&F and URWERK have broken new horological ground by working together in an exciting new project
called, C3H5N3O9, aka Nitro.
C3H5N3O9 (the molecular formula for nitroglycerine) is a platform created by MB&F’s Maximilian Büsser
and Serge Kriknoff in collaboration with URWERK’s Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, to conduct
experimental horology.
The first fruit of this collaboration is Experiment ZR012, a limited edition of 12 pieces in zirconium
featuring a Wankel engine inspired display. The movement was designed and developed by Felix
Baumgartner, Martin Frei and URWERK constructor Cyrano Devanthey, while the case was designed
and developed by Maximilian Büsser with designer Eric Giroud.
Experiment ZRO12 indicates hours and minutes with two triangular-shaped rotors or, to be more
precise, Wankel engine type eccentric rotating Reuleaux polygons. Hours are indicated by the lower
rotor along the front of the ‘dial’, while minutes are indicated by the smaller upper rotor.
While Experiment ZR012 is generously-sized, the zirconium case is relatively light and the rear
articulated lugs ensure a comfortable fit on all wrist sizes.
 Take a look at the movement. 
Watch the video showing the functionality of this timepiece:

And a final shot of the watch:

(Pictures and text courtesy of Ian S.)

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