Got Money?

Aimlessly looking around on the internet for… well, nothing.

I found this companies website that specialises… actually, solely designs and manufactures their own watches. The designs and styles are very unique and they claim to be changing the watch industry of the 21st century. I’m no horology expert but I do like their products.

Looking at their collection, you could describe their designs as incredibly detailed, precise and complex but in a way thatĀ encouragesĀ you to explore the design further.

The company is called Urwerk, have a wide variety of completely different watches but all have a certain aspect about it that links themselves to the brand. By looking at one watch, you could tell that the others belong to the same company.

The company operates in the definition of niche market and , speaking as a student, astronomically pricey. They don’t have their own retailers really, but are available in special retailers in places like, london, paris, las vegas and dubai (clues as to how expensive they are). According to their official youtube channel, they only make around 150 watches so to make any profit you can already tell they would be operating in the hundred thousand dollar/pound/whatever area.

BUT HOW MUCH?!

Hang on, First of all let me show you some of their collection. The prices I found were from the Chrono24 website.

UR110-4

Model: Urwerk 110 PT

Price: $85,000 (not bad but we get bigger!)

UR202-1

Model: Urwerk 202 White Gold

Price: $115,000 (now we’re hitting the big bucks)

UR210-2

Model: Urwerk 210

Price: $152,000 ( :O )

As you can see, extreme prices, but they are extreme watches. The 210 has a power measurement feature to show how much power you’ve generated for the watch in the past 2 hours. A feature designed to have the owner ‘connect’ better with the watch.

Here are the rendered videos they produced which I think are extremely impressive

Either you love it or hate it and well… I wouldn’t mind having one!

Coca-Cola Bottle

After endlessly searching for a SolidWorks tutorial, I discovered a Coca-Cola bottle mold tutorial.

After following the tutorial, I was able to create a cavity and split the mold in 2. The process which is usually part of making the real thing. Click here for the tutorial

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In order to make the mold, the coke bottle itself needs to be modeled. This can be downloaded from the tutorial but to make sure this is all my work, I reverse engineered theĀ downloadableĀ model and was able to replicate it myself. I was then able to render it how I liked in Keyshot 3 Pro.

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After this, I decided to make a little Olympic themed render. Coca-Cola are renowned for their sponsorship for multiple events, including theĀ Olympics.

I designed the Olympic rings using SolidWorks and then rendered it all, again using Keyshot Pro 3.

Let me know what you think šŸ™‚

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Warning: none of the work here was created/endorsed by Coca-Cola nor have IĀ receivedĀ any rewards for it. This is purely out of interest and completed in my own time

 

Rendering

This is just a quick render I did with some snooker balls and frame. I’m still getting used to the Keyshot rendering software so I’m just trialing and error-ing I guess.Ā 

The ball and frame were made using solidworks and I just used multiple ways to render the final thing.Ā 

After uni finishes for the year, I want to try and build a full scale snooker table using solidworks and keyshot as a platform.

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As you can see, the felt used on snooker tables is quite hard to represent so maybe photoshop would be needed to touch it up a bit more.Ā 

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