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Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE

Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin presents Freak ONE, the latest addition to the revolutionary Freak family of mechanical timepieces.

Ulysse Nardin introduced the Freak in 2001 under the management of Rolf Schnyder and genius watchmaker Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. This mechanical timepiece was an unconventional creation as it had no dial, no hands and no crown.

The time was set by a system built into the bezel, and to wind it you had to use a device built into the case back. And it had no hands, instead using the rotating one-hour carrousel tourbillon to show the time. Since 2001, Ulysse Nardin has filed more than 20 patents for the Freak.

Ulysse Nardin Freak and its evolutions

Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE

The Freak ONE is a new watch inspired by the first Freak featuring its three signature characteristics: no dial, no hands and no crown.

It’s regulated by a silicon hairspring introduced in 2008 and an escapement treated with DIAMonSIL, a trailblazing synthetic diamond and silicon plasma surfacing treatment first applied to the Freak in 2007 that makes the movement abrasion and shock-resistant.

The Freak ONE also synthesizes the visual dynamics of previous generations of the Freak, from the notched bezel of the original 2001 Freak, to the open gear train of the Freak Cruiser of 2013, to the legibility codes of the 2018 Freak Vision. The black DLC-coated titanium and rose gold detailing echoes recent Freak iterations, such as last year’s Freak S.

The time-setting system is operated via the bezel. It is activated when the locker at 6 o’clock is lifted, releasing the setting system. Turning the bezel rotates the entire movement, which doubles as the watch’s hands. Pushing the locker back down fixes the bezel in place so the time-setting system cannot be disturbed.

The Freak ONE’s automatic movement has a 72-hour power reserve. Its patented Grinder® winding system has been designed to capture energy with even the smallest of wrist movements. Its rotor is connected to a frame carrying four blades, which gives the system twice the angular stroke. This makes it twice as efficient as typical winding systems.

The black rubber strap of Freak ONE is made of 30 per cent recycled production waste by Ulysse Nardin’s Swiss partner BIWI. This new flexible and water-resistant strap further enhances the Freak ONE’s ergonomics and wearability.

The black sunray-engraved barrel cover sits underneath the movement and doubles as the rotating hour disc. It makes a full rotation once every 12 hours, indicating the hour via a V-shaped pointer that is filled with Super-LumiNova® to aid low-light legibility.

The Freak’s distinctive minute bridge hovers under the sapphire crystal and carries the entire gear train, an oversized silicon oscillator and an orbital 60-minute flying carrousel tourbillon. The escapement is treated with Ulysse Nardin’s patented DIAMonSIL coating.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE
Reference 2405-500-2A/3D

Caliber UN-240 Manufacture
Automatic movement, 72-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes
Flying carrousel movement rotating around its own axis
Silicon oversized oscillator and balance spring
DIAMonSIL treatment to escapement
Grinder® automatic winding system, blades technology
Rose-gold bridges 5N with Super-LumiNova®
Black engraved sunray pattern on the barrel cover
229 components, 15 jewels
Frequency 3 Hz, oscillations 21’600 V/H

Black DLC-coated titanium case with satin finish
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 12 mm
Rose gold 5N bezel
Black titanium case back with sapphire insert
Water-resistant to 30 m

Black rubber ‘ballistic’ textured strap (2405-500-2A/3D) Black matt alligator leather strap (2405-500-2A/3C)
Two-tone rubber strap (2405-500-2A/3A)
Black DLC-coated titanium deployant buckle
Rubber straps made of 30% recycled rubber from production waste by BIWI, Switzerland

Suggested retail price
65’000 CHF (tax incl.)/ 60’330 GBP (tax incl.)/ 69’600 EUR (21% tax incl.)/ 68’600 USD (tax excl.)

Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin presents The Ocean Race Diver Chronograph, a limited edition watch created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Ocean Race.

Originally known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, and then The Volvo Ocean Race, this competitive sailing event was started in 1973. Now being renamed The Ocean Race for the 2022-2023 edition, this legendary race marks 50th anniversary this year.

The 14th edition of The Ocean Race started from Alicante, Spain on 15 January 2023, and will finish in Genova, Italy early in the summer of 2023. As the Official Timekeeper of the race, Ulysse Nardin is responsible for the official timings of the various legs and the start countdowns, but it is also a partner of the 24-Hour Speed Challenge, in which the crew that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours wins.

The Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race, which first set off in 1973 from the coastal town of Portsmouth in England.

Water-resistant to 300 meters, its 44mm sandblasted black DLC titanium case houses the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture chronograph calibre UN-150 and its 318 components. This movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back and bears the number ‘50’ in tribute to this anniversary.

The Ocean Race logo is affixed to the ceramic part adorning the rubber strap and its pin buckle.

The unidirectional bezel has a Carbonium® finish, which contains fibers upcycled from aeroplane fuselage offcuts, offering a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon composites. Ulysse Nardin became the first watchmaker to use this innovative material on a timepiece in 2019.

The Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph is a limited edition of just 100 timepieces.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph
Reference 1503-170LE-2A-TOR/3A

Calibre UN-150 self-winding Manufacture movement
Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance-spring
318 components / 25 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillating at 28,800 vph

Sandblasted black dial
30-minutes counter at 3 o’clock
12-hours counter and date at 6 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Rhodium-plated indexes and hands with Super-LumiNova

Sandblasted and satin-finished black DLC titanium case
Case diameter: 44 mm
Carbonium® concave unidirectional rotating bezel with domed sapphire crystal
Black DLC titanium open sapphire case back, ‘50’ logo in tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race
Water resistance: 300 metres

Black rubber strap with black ceramic element at 6 o’clock, engraved with The Ocean Race logo
Black ceramic pin buckle

Suggested retail price
CHF 14,900 (7.7% VAT) / €16,000 (21% VAT) / $15,700

Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Limited Edition

The new Classico Manara Limited Edition by Ulysse Nardin celebrates the 40th anniversary of Milo Manara’s famous masterpiece, “Click!”.

Milo Manara is an Italian artist and writer of erotic comic books. Born in northern Italy, Manara has been a graphic illustrator and scriptwriter for over 50 years.

A classically trained painter, he studied the works of Rubens, Caravaggio and De Chirico, before establishing his own style and becoming the master of realistic comic books of an erotic nature. “Click!”, one of Manara’s most famous works launched in 1983, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and its iconography has inspired Ulysse Nardin in his tribute to the artist.

Following the first Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara watch collection released in 2019 in collaboration with Milo Manara, this second series of three timepieces marks the continuation of this special relationship, revealing three reproductions of iconic and historic illustrations from the erotic comic book “Click!”.

This new 40-mm Classico Manara collection, presented in a limited edition of 40 pieces for each illustration, features an UN-320 self-winding Manufacture movement and incorporates the silicon technology, which guarantees operational efficiency and durability.

The crown of this new limited edition is adorned with red lacquer, paying tribute to the button on the famous erotic remote control illustrated in Manara’s “Click!”.

The hands are discreet, to give pride of place to the illustrations and artistic expression.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Limited Edition


  • 3203-136LE-9A-MANARAD/1A
  • 3203-136LE-9B-MANARAD/1A
  • 3203-136LE-9C-MANARAD/1A

UN-320 Manufacture calibre
Automatic movement
Balance spring, escapement wheel and pallet fork in silicon
227 Components / 39 jewels
Frequency 4 Hz / Oscillations 28,800 V/H

Polished stainless-steel case
Stainless-steel open sapphire case back
Red-lacquered crown
Diameter 40 mm, water-resistance 30 m

Artistic crafts: micro-painting technique
Rhodium-plated hands with Superluminova

Black alligator leather strap
Stainless steel pin buckle

Limited to 40 pieces for each illustration

Suggested retail price
CHF 39,000 incl. tax
EUR 41,455 incl. 20% tax

Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold

The Ulysse Nardin Blast Collection welcomes Tourbillon Blue & Gold, an explosive and innovative haute horlogerie creation that marks the first ever fusion of rose gold and blue that embodies the independent Manufacture’s DNA.

The Blast Tourbillon is driven by a flying tourbillon skeletonized movement with silicium escapement in a modern two-tone case. Fusing unexpected colours and materials, this avant-garde mechanical timekeeper takes inspiration from the lines of a stealth aircraft.

The UN-172 Manufacture calibre houses an automatic silicium flying tourbillon oscillating at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. It also offers a power reserve of three days while it’s nestled in a unique cage that is X-shaped.

The emblematic design features of the Blast collection are all present in this new timepiece: the rectangular frame, the signature «three lugs» that fit perfectly into the strap, the colored bezel, the verticality of the movement with the barrel, as well as the micro-rotor in platinum at 12 o’clock and the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

Structured with alternating components in rose gold and blue PVD titanium, and featuring both polished and satin-finished surfaces, the powerful 45 mm case is water-resistant to 50 meters.

This new Blast Tourbillon watch comes with a blue velvet rubber strap along with a rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Blast Tourbillon Blue & Gold
Reference 1725-400-3A/3A

Manufacture calibre UN-172
Skeletonised automatic movement
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes
Platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock
Balance spring, escapement wheel and pallet fork in silicium
137 components / 25 jewels
Frequency: 2.5 Hz / oscillations 18,000 alt/h
Power reserve: 72 hours

Central case in sand-blasted blue PVD titanium
Upper case in satin-finished and polished 5N rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Bezel: Blue PVD titanium
Blue PVD titanium sapphire open case-back
Water resistance: 50 metres

Skeleton dial
Rectangle and double X in blue
Gold index and hands with SuperLuminova®

Blue rubber strap with velvet effect
5N rose gold and blue PVD titanium folding clasp

Suggested retail price
CHF 63’500 / GBP 57’790 / EUR 67’438 (tax 20%) / USD 67’000 (excl. tax)

Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton White

The Diver X Skeleton by Ulysse Nardin combines the technical reliability of a sports watch capable of withstanding extreme conditions with a powerful, precise and sophisticated mechanical calibre. Confidently sporting a striking ‘X’, its architecture highlights its singularity.

This timepiece is now available in a “White” version featuring a 44mm titanium case and grey dial with three centrally placed hands, powered by the Manufacture calibre UN-372.

Its ultra-contemporary skeletonised automatic movement incorporates an oversized silicium oscillator. The escapement wheel, pallet and balance-spring are also made of silicium .The calibre UN-372 displays the hours, minutes and seconds functions.

Featuring a unidirectional rotating bezel topped with white rubber, the polished and satin-finished titanium case is water-resistant to 200 metres.

The Diver X Skeleton White is available with a white rubber strap complete with ‘Ulysse Nardin’ element and titanium folding clasp, or with a white woven strap.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton White
Reference 3723-170-1A/3A

Caliber UN-372 Manufacture
Skeleton Automatic movement
Oversized oscillator in Silicium
Escapement wheel, anchor & balance spring in Silicium
171 Components / 23 Jewels
Frequency: 3 Hz / Oscillations 21’600 V/H

Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Titanium polished & satin-finish case
Diameter: 44 mm
Concave rubberized unidirectional rotating bezel
Titanium open sapphire case back
Water resistance: 200 metres

Skeleton X Shape polished and satin-finished grey dial
Grey indexes and hands with Superluminova

White rubber strap with UN titanium element with Titanium deployant buckle
White fabric strap with Scratch closing
Compatible with R-STRAP

Suggested retail price
23’210 GBP

Ulysse Nardin DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night Limited Edition

In collaboration with Norwegian outdoor sports wear brand Norrønato, Ulysse Nardin presents the new DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night. Through their alliance, Norrøna and Ulysse Nardin achieve their shared environmental commitments through the use of alternative and sustainable materials.

The DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night is a limited edition of 29 pieces and is sold with a Norrøna arktis Gore-Tex® Pro Jacket Ulysse Nardin Edition.

The DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night watch bears both brands’ iconic logo, DNA and sustainability commitments. Only six months after the launch of THE OCEAN RACE DIVER in association with THE OCEAN RACE, the DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night is a new black iteration of the most sustainable watch in Ulysse Nardin’s portfolio to this day.

Inspired by the reflection of Norwegian nature that conjures up images of the Fjords and volcanic rocks, the black, gray and white color palette of this watch invokes the deep, dark, ancestral geologic formations that are the Earth’s oldest, most well-preserved sedimentary rocks.

The side-case and the case-back of the new DIVER NORRØNA are made of 40% Carbonium® and of 60% recycled fishing nets Nylo® (suppliers: Lavoisier Composite and FIL&FAB, France).

The stainless steel watch case is made up of 80% recycled automotive materials (supplier: Voestalpine Boehler, Austria).The bezel decoration is made of 100% Carbonium®. The wrist strap with scratch closing is made from 100% recycled fishing nets (supplier: JTTI, France).

Finally, all components of the UN-118 automatic manufacture movement are sourced in Switzerland, almost all within a 30 km radius.

The DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night is a limited edition of only 29 pieces (a nod to 1929, the year NORRØNA was founded), all numbered from 1 to 29, and therefore unique.

The watch will be sold with a Norrøna arktis Gore-Tex® Pro Jacket Ulysse Nardin Edition. The retail price is 11’900CHF/11’300EUR/12’600USD.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night
Reference 1183-170LE-2A-ARC/0A

UN-118 Automatic Manufacture movement
Silicium & DiamonSil escapement technology
260 Components
50 Jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28’800 V/H
Hours, minutes, date
Small second hand
Power reserve indicator
Power reserve 60 hours

Diameter: 44 mm
Side case and case-back: 40% Carbonium® and 60% recycled fishing nets Nylo®
Watch container: Stainless Steel recycled up to 80%
Bezel: Unidirectional concave rotating, 100% Carbonium®
Case back: Smoked sapphire crystal, Norrøna Viking logo
Water resistance: 300m

Black sandblasted dial
Embossed and satinated double X
White Super-LumiNova® markers and hands

Wrist strap
100% Recycled from fishing nets
Gray stitches
Scratch closing

Watch & jacket combo: 11’900 CHF / 11’300 € / 12’600 $

From November 2, 2022
On http://www.ulysse-nardin.com and http://www.norrona.com websites
In Norrøna’s flagship stores in New York, Munich, Oslo and Stockholm

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Rose Gold

In 2021, Ulysse Nardin launched the first Marine Torpilleur Moonphase models with a stainless steel case and a blue or white dial, as a limited edition of 300 pieces per model.

Given its success, this year Ulysse Nardin is introducing the Marine Torpilleur Moonphase into its permanent collection, with a 42mm rose gold case powered by the UN-119 self-winding calibre with a silicium balance-spring and a DiamonSil escapement wheel and anchor.

The dual counters display the power reserve at 12o’clock and the small seconds and moon disc at 6o’ clock. The moon is transferred on to the counter, which adds elegance and sparkle when it shows itself against the starry blue PVD sky.

Water-resistant to 50 meters, the new Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase watch is fitted with a dark blue alligator-skin strap with rose gold folding clasp.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase Rose Gold
Reference: 1192-310-0A/1A

UN-119 manufacture calibre, self-winding COSC movement

Hours, minutes, small seconds, moonphase
Silicium balance-spring
DiamonSil escapement wheel and anchor
260 components
Frequency: 4Hz / oscillating at 28,800 vib/h
5N rose gold oscillating weight

Polished and satin-finished rose gold
Diameter: 42mm
Fluted rose gold bezel
Case back: Open rose gold case back with sapphire crystal
Power reserve: 60 hours
Water-resistance: 50 meters

Varnished white dial
Golden hands
Dual counter with power reserve display at 12 o’clock, small seconds and moon disc at 6 o’clock
The moon is transferred onto the counter, which adds elegance and sparkle when it shows itself against the starry blue PVD sky

Blue alligator-skin strap
Rose gold folding clasp

CHF 21,400 / EUR 20,300 / USD 22,600 / GBP 18,770

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon with White Grand Feu Enamel Dial

Ulysse Nardin presents a new tourbillon watch from its Marine Torpilleur collection. While last year the brand launched the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon in black Grand Feu enamel as a limited edition of 175 pieces, it is now unveiling the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon in white Grand Feu enamel as part of the permanent collection.

With an open sapphire crystal case-back, this polished and satin-finished steel model is completed by a fluted bezel. The white “Grand Feu” enamel dial designed by Donzé Cadrans proudly displays the power reserve at 12o’clock.

The UN-128 self-winding manufacture calibre powers the flying tourbillon with constant escapement, which is fitted with a flying silicium anchor, a system patented by Ulysse Nardin that won the Tourbillon Watch Prize at the 2015 annual GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) ceremony.

This 42mm diameter tourbillon wristwatch is water-resistant to 50 meters. It is finished off with a blue alligator-skin strap with a folding clasp, and is also compatible with a rubber strap or metal bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon with White Grand Feu Enamel Dial
Reference: 1283-310-0AE/1A

UN-128 Constant manufacture calibre, self-winding movement
Silicium escapement wheel, balance-spring & anchor
208 components
Frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000
Power reserve: 60 hours

Hours, minutes
Flying tourbillon with Ulysse Anchor Constant Escapement
Power reserve display

Polished & satin-finished stainless steel case / fluted bezel
Case back: Open stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42mm
Water-resistance: 50meters

White Grand Feu enamel dial made by Donzé Cadrans
Power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Rhodium-plated hands

Blue alligator-skin strap
Steel folding clasp
Compatible with rubber strap or metal bracelet

CHF 37,500 / EUR 35,600 / USD 39,600 / GBP 32,900

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Dual Time 44mm

Ulysse Nardin has expanded its Marine Torpilleur series by introducing a new dual-time watch. This timepiece is equipped with the in-house UN-334 movement.

In 1994, Ludwig Oechslin invented the GMT± functions for Ulysse Nardin, offering two push-pieces,“+”and“-”, used to instantly change the time-zone of the hour hand, while the “reference time” aperture at 9 o’clock continually displays the home time. Then, in 2014, Ulysse Nardin introduced the UN-334, the first manufacture calibre fitted with the GMT ± function, in the Dual Time Manufacture timepiece.

The new Marine Torpilleur Dual Time offers the technical advantages of the UN-334 manufacture calibre and the vintage DNA of the Marine Chronometer (fluted bezel, counter and Roman numeral hour-markers).

The movement offers hour, minute and small seconds functions at 6 o’clock, and a large date in a double aperture at 2 o’clock, which can be adjusted in both directions.

While the “home time” display operates continually over a 24-hour period in an aperture at 9o ’clock, the small hand can be moved forward or backward very easily to the local time using the “+”and“-” push-pieces at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. To top off the refined mechanics, the calendar function syncs automatically no matter the direction of the adjustment.

Like all of Ulysse Nardin’s manufacture calibres, the UN-334 incorporates silicium technology, with the escapement wheel, anchor and balance-spring all made from this metalloid, which offers non-magnetic, elastic and durable properties to guarantee the utmost accuracy. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.

The Marine Torpilleur Dual Time 44mm watch in a polished and satin-finished stainless steel case offers a water resistance to 50 meters. This model has a sunray satin-finished blue dial.

The timepiece is fitted with a blue alligator-skin strap with a steel folding clasp and is also compatible with a fabric strap with a velcro fastening.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Dual Time
Reference 3343-320-3A/1A

UN-334 self-winding manufacture movement
Silicium escapement wheel, anchor and balance-spring
321 components
Frequency: 4Hz/ 28,800 vib/h
Power reserve: 48hours

Hours, minutes, small seconds, Dual Time, large date

Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Fluted bezel
Case back: Open stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 44mm

Blue sunray satin-finished
Small seconds at 6o’clock
Dual Time at 9o’clock
Large date at 2o’clock

Blue alligator-skin strap
Stainless steel folding clasp
Compatible with fabric strap with Velcro fastening

CHF10,900/ EUR10,400/ USD11,500/ GBP9,540