The word “freak” in English refers to freaks and enthusiasts. In watchmaking, Athens Watch translates freak into fantasy, which is elegant and does not lose its original meaning. “Fantasy” and “dare to think” are Athens Table Freak whimsy series to our impression. Ulysse Nardin’s Freak collection is the brand’s most daring watch work. It adopts an unprecedented watchmaking concept and abandons the necessary design of a watch – the crown, dial and hands. It is an innovation that transcends the times.
In the history of Ulysse Nardin watchmaking, there are many bold and excellent works, such as Genghis Khan’s four hammers and three questions activity doll, astronomical trilogy, and the madness of the moon. Table to the extreme. After the first Freak watch was launched in 2001, it further proved the watchmaking attitude of Ulysse Nardin. Today, the Freak series has become the most important watch series of the brand. The FreakVision watch we got this time is even more unusual, not only inheriting the essence of the Freak fantasy series, but also limited to three pieces in the world, which is very rare.
The FreakVision, the first self-winding watch in the 2018 Ulysse Nardin Freak collection, has several important technical points, including an ultra-light silicon balance wheel combined with nickel components and micro-flakes, a Ulysse Nardin constant Oscillating escapement, ultra-thin case with a domed sapphire crystal, automatic “grinder” winding system. The watch indicates the time through the Carrousel movement in the middle. Ulysse Nardin can not only subtly apply the unpopular skill of Carrousel, but also subvert the convention, replacing the traditional pointer with this special movement design.
The most prominent design highlight of the FreakVision watch we got is the red tone applied to the upper gear bridge plate that replaces the pointer in the middle, which adds a sense of dynamism to the watch.
The case is made of titanium material, which has high strength, low density, high hardness, and strong corrosion resistance. Compared with common stainless steel materials, titanium metal is much lighter and more comfortable to use. .
The FreakVision watch does not have a crown, we can see that there is a paddle at the 6 o’clock position, release it and rotate the bezel to adjust the time.
The watch is paired with a black alligator leather strap and titanium pin buckle. Let me mention the movement of the FreakVision watch – the UN-250 movement. This movement continues to use the advanced silicon technology of the Athens watch, and the “grinder” type automatic winding system we mentioned above, The winding efficiency of the movement is greatly improved, and the full chain can provide 50 hours of power reserve.
Summary: Although the current watch market “explosive models” emerge in an endless stream, Ulysse Nardin allows the world to be noisy, and I am free to do it myself. With this maverick and loneliness, the Ulysse Nardin Freak series has attracted copy luxury watch lovers who like technology. After all, some people will sink their hearts to appreciate this uniqueness. The Ulysse Nardin Freak series is a milestone in watchmaking in the new century, with a unique technical flow.