The entire Ulysse Nardin Freak collection bring fresh to the world of horological timepieces. Watches that are unlike most, featuring unusual tourbillons and equipped with a movement that in its entirety is basically the minute hand. These highly identifiable features are what the brand has used to define the collection and now they are introducing four new watches in the Freak Out collection.
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.
As is well known: the art of simplicity - it is a complex puzzle, and a new model of Ulysse Nardin proves it. The annual calendar of manufacture - mechanically complicated, but technically simple, elegant, but easy to use. Simplicity is always elusive, and original at the same time. The new model Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar is fully consistent with this statement. Outwardly simple, uncluttered, the complexity of the mechanism is hidden from the gaze of its owner. The annual calendar, the indicators of which is regulated in two directions: forward and back, mechanism configured using silicon technology, maximum precision of fully manufactory caliber UN-153.
Back in 2001 Ulysse Nardin introduced this series, and unveiled this year at Baselworld is the latest Freak Blue Cruiser, a part of that original series and just as stunning with design and character. From the initial series, the timepieces were revolutionary, introducing the first watch with dual direct escapement and silicon components. The brand continued to evolve this series and every new release improved the design as well as presented advanced materials being used in the components.
The foundation of this series concept has always remained true, maintaining no dial, no crown. Offering quality and reliability like you have come to expect of the brand, this timepiece does not disappoint. Featured in 45mm 18K white or rose gold, the watch beats with a brand powered manual-wind Cal UN-205 movement, providing a 7 day power reserve. The timepiece is equipped with a silicon escapement and hairspring, in addition to a flying tourbillion with a seconds indicator.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver has always been a trademark collection and this new refreshed version for 2014 is still spectacular. The design features are unique for the timepiece and have long set this piece apart from other similar watches. Being one of the most elegant and exquisite designs this line of timepieces has seen is also one of the main reasons for the success.
When the brand decided to provide this new version, they wanted to focus on the aesthetics of the piece, and keep all the other exceptional framework intact. With a horological history of 170 years the brand has been manufacturing exceptional and highly precise nautical chronometers,sporting the unique anchor logo. Certainly a leader in the Swiss watchmaking world, the brand designs beautiful and highly complicated timepieces.
The seventh symbol in the Chinese Zodiac, a favored animal, a symbol of power, free spirit, emotion, success, and travel, is also the latest timepiece that has taken the world by storm. The Ulysse Nardin Classico Horse is the celebration timepiece for honoring The Year of the Horse. As a limited edition timepiece, the brand has declared the exquisite work as a symbol of those independent minded folks who carefully balance freewill and self-discipline.
The timepiece features an illustration on the dial of horses that appear to gallop with freedom, crafted by using the very intricate champlevé method. That art form is created where cells are carved with a chisel directly on the dial surface and then filled with enamel. The palette is made up of black, white, gray, green and tan crafted from metallic oxides, providing the most beautiful illustration of natural landscape and the depiction of the marvelous creatures that serve as this years honored symbol.
Many brands are starting to turn to in-house movements rather than using outsourced ones, the new Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Watch is a prime example of that action. The trend is certainly taking the horological world by storm, and is a remarkable advancement for everyone. This brand featured an in-house module with a base of Swiss ETA automatic in a previous collection, but this fully in-house movement is slated for the limited edition set.
Previously the brand reserved the in-house movements for their higher-end timepieces, like the tourbillons, minute repeaters, and high-complication pieces. The debut of this latest collection using the caliber UN-32, will be the first step in taking all movements in-house. The brand caliber UN-32 is also COSC Chronometer certified, and takes into account leap years so that the timepiece will not have to be adjusted till 2100.
A 23 year old Ulysse Nardin founded his company of the same name in 1846 in La Locle, Switzerland. Already an accomplished watchmaker, he first trained under his father and then under Frederic William Dubois and Louis JeanRichard-dit-Bressel - two master watchmakers. The company has been known for it's high-accuracy and high-quality craftsmanship, since that time. They are most well known for their Marine Chronometers, which have a precision of about a tenth of a second per day and are the most accurate mechanical clocks ever made.