Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I wrote about the Urwerk watch worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the Spider-Man Homecoming 2017 movie — the Urwerk UR-110 RG — selling for $150,000. The thing I have been thinking about is this: was that $150,000 really enough? Truth be told, a brand new version of the Urwerk UR-110 RG sells for $115,000. That said, someone, I think, got a real bargain and now has a watch with a very interesting provenance that he or she can sell at retail in years to come for a lot more money.
Additionally, the watch offers indications for Day/Night and for “oil change” — meaning the time left before the watch needs servicing. The mechanical UR 9.01 automatic movement offers 39 hours of power reserve and the watch is water resistant to 3 ATM. While the versions worn by Robert Downey Jr. are spoken for via the auction and his personal piece, Urwerk makes this watch in multiple other materials and colors– retailing for about $115,000.