Constantly striving to push the boundaries of the impossible, Ulysse Nardin has created unique Freak watches that are distinguished by their avant-garde design. Deprived of the usual hands, dial and crown, and equipped with an innovative silicon descent system, this collection evokes goggles among fans of mechanical watches.
For the first time, Freak watches were introduced to the general public in 2001 and immediately became a sensation. The unique design of the mechanism was knocked out of familiar frames. Indeed, in the tourbillon carriage of an unusual watch, the entire single-axis mechanism rotates, and not just the balance node. It rotates around its axis and thus serves as a large minute hand. The lower bridge of the mechanism with an updated configuration acts as a clockwise.
As a result of improving this outlandish collection, new Freak series appeared – Cruiser, Phantom, Lab, each of which is a real event in the world of watches with complications.
In many modern models, the carousel tourbillon has replaced its soaring counterpart. In addition, when the watch “without hands” appeared, silicon was first used not for decorative purposes, but as a material from which the working parts of the mechanism were created. Thanks to silicon technology, unique innovations appeared in the mechanism itself. Silicon is now made into a spiral and most of the trigger.
Some collection models are equipped with another new development from the manufactory – a special shock protection system UlyChoc. Thanks to silicon technology, the number of shock-absorbing elements was reduced, and now the watch is no longer afraid of the effects of shaking and shock.
But the biggest advantage of collection watches was not only the reasonableness and consistency of its designs, but the ease of use. The time is set using an external welt, and the clock is started by rotating the ring on the back cover. Such an improvement saves the case from bulging heads, thereby protecting the watch from accidental failure.
A carbon fiber bezel transforms the look of your watch into something unusual and even extravagant. For people with more conservative views, you can offer a Freak watch in a stainless steel or pink gold case on a genuine leather strap with a folding clasp.
Such a magnificent combination of functionality and beauty distinguishes the Freak collection from all products of the Swiss brand Ulysse Nardin.