If you are looking for a timepiece that is revolutionary, and introduced by a leading edge brand, then look seriously at the Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision Watch. A pioneer of innovation in timepieces, the brand has introduced some of the greatest strides in horological history. Taking some major points from the InnoVision 2, like a novel type of automatic winding system using all silicon parts, and the ability to offer winding of the mainstream with very small movements of the case. Unlike the traditional automatic winding system, an oscillating weight will travel across a wide arc to generate the needed winding power.
Walter Lange had a passion for watchmaking that love came from his great-grandfather, and the company he built near Glashutte. He grew up watching the manufacturing and learning from his grandfather working on timepieces that bore the family name. Then he watched in horror as the East German government seized the company and ruined what his ancestors had created. Walter fled to the west and held his passion in his heart. In 1989 he returned to rescue the family business, waiting until the Berlin Wall came down. Then in 1994, the first A. Lange & Sohne revival collection was presented. Four watches introduced new movements and showcased technical innovation that proved quality and excellence were back in the brand that his family created. He remained active in the business until his death but had one final wish that he didn’t live to see happen, he wanted to see the company produce an independent jumping seconds complication, a favorite of his, and one that had been in pocket watches back in the 19th century.
Each year as timepieces are released, the world waits for those specific ones that demand attention. Panerai is one brand who likes to deliver that piece and collectors are thrilled when they get the opportunity to finally add their customization and own that striking timepiece. The L’AstronomoLuminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation Time GMT Watch is that collector piece. Various precious metal options are available, but be prepared to wait, because delivery takes almost a year, and the handcrafting begins upon order, with one horological expert assigned and dedicated to that specific piece.