Swiss luxury watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin unveils a new boutique edition of its revolutionary timepiece FreakLab, a horology marvel that was originally launched at Baselworld 2015.
Since 2001, the Freak collection has reset the world of watchmaking, raising the bar with every new engineering and design feat. It was the first watch to incorporate a silicium escapement, a diamond escapement in 2005 and the Dual Ulysse escapement the same year. Remarkable and monumental achievements, the evolutions of the Freak, with every release, amaze; and to this day, it remains an unrivaled timekeeping phenomenon.
For the first time, a version of the Freak collection showcases a re-centered balance wheel, a date function, and the breakthrough UlyChoc safety system – a new generation of shock absorbers designed, developed and produced entirely in-house.
The new limited-edition FreakLab is more unique thanks to the special materials, including blackened titanium and carbon fiber. The middle case and horns are crafted of blackened titanium; the case bezel is constructed of carbon fiber, an extremely strong material. Combined, they not only reveal a watch that is supremely durable, but also one that elicits fascination and vigor. Its allure further expounds upon the avant-garde design and milestone setting mechanism of the original FreakLab.
The user-friendly rotating bezel is freed via a safety clip at 6 o’clock. This is used to set the hours and minutes when rotated clockwise, and the date when rotated counter-clockwise. The other bezel winds the mainspring barrel, which is designed for a power reserve of more than seven days.
Proudly black and decorated with a modern and simplistic wave graphic, as well as a carbon fiber pattern – continued throughout the leather strap, this original version of the FreakLab tells a style story all its own and demonstrates a durability unlike any other.
Limited to 99 pieces, FreakLab is exclusively available at Ulysse Nardin boutiques.
Model: FreakLab Boutique Edition
Limited Edition to 99 pieces
Movement indicates the time and the date
1 Hour Tourbillon
UlyChoc security system on regulating organ
Power Reserve: 7 days
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 v/h)
Moment of Inertia: 8 mgcm2, adjusting over 4 screws
Hairspring: Silicium, exclusive Ulysse Nardin design
Escapement: Exclusive Dual Ulysse escapement in silicium, non-lubricated
Orbite: 1 revolution in one hour
Winding: Manual winding over the back of the case; 1 full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve
H/M displayed by the rotation of the movement
Time Setting: Unlock device and turn bezel forward
Date Setting: Counter clockwise rotation of the time setting bezel
Blackened titanium, bezel in carbon fiber
Black leather with carbon fiber motif