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Freak S: A rocket on the wrist
The new high-tech watchmaking masterpiece developed by Ulysse Nardin is taking off, driven by a powerful solar wind. Ulysse Nardin looked to the brightest stars of the cosmos for inspiration for this new interpretation of the Freak. At first glance, the brand’s pioneering new watch resembles a space vessel with twin reactors, which will find its finest expression on the wrists of those who never doubt. This creation combining all the superlatives came into being thanks to the expertise of an integrated Manufacture; it represents the expression of contemporary luxury masterfully manifested in an avant garde watchmaking design.
Blast Moonstruck: Fly me to the moon!
The Blast Moonstruck reproduces the moon’s rotation, the apparent movement of the sun around the globe as we observe it from Earth and a tidal chart Designed to make this dance between the sun and the moon intelligible and intensely poetic, the geocentric display of the Blast Moonstruck is easy to understand, even for a beginner with no knowledge of astronomy.
Freak X Aventurine
More ingenious than usual, it has been a true pioneer. It has broken down barriers and inspired dozens of watchmakers who understood nothing was set in stone. Since then, watches have become a huge playground. Who am I?
We are in 2001. Watchmaking still relies on the bases established 180 years previously, when Mr Lepine invented the structure of the movement that bears his name: a plate at the bottom, wheels and a barrel in the middle, bridges on top. Around 1845, Adrien Phillipe had invented the brown to replace the bulky keys. And then, Ulysse Nardin threw everything in the air and imagined the Freak…!
Eighteen years later, in 2019, Ulysse Nardin created the Freak X, with a very sleek carousel that had the advantage of retaining the spirit of exploration of the very first Freak. Freak X thus became the first Freak to be equipped with a winding crown on its right-hand side. In 2022 at Watches and Wonders, Ulysse Nardin is continuing its Vertical Odyssey, from the abysses to the cosmos, proposing a sparkling version of this Freak X with a blue aventurine decor: the Freak X Aventurine.
Diver X Skeleton
The stars align. Fine watchmaking takes a plunge into the world of diving watches bringing them together in one unique collection.
Ulysse Nardin has merged the DIVER X and SKELETON X to create a new horological hybrid: welcome to the spectacular DIVER X SKELETON!
“The sun has a force that creates and destroys life. The moon influences the tides but also our nocturnal music and dreams.”Ludwig Oechslin, Master Watchmaker
Ulysse Nardin Heritage
Ulysse Nardin is the Manufacture inspired by the Ocean, producing freaky timepieces for explorers in pursuit of freedom.
Founded by Mr. Ulysse Nardin in 1846 the company owes its reputation to its links with the sea: its onboard marine chronometers are among the most award winning and reliable ever designed.
A pioneer in innovative technologies and the use of high tech materials such as silicium Ulysse Nardin is one of the few independent and integrated manufactures with the in-house expertise to produce its own high precision components and movements.
To underscore its commitment to its favourite environment, Ulysse Nardin is active in supporting the preservation of the Ocean, focusing on two major areas encouraging upcycling to reduce marine plastic pollution and developing scientific knowledge concerning the preservation of the sharks, its emblem.
Today, in the Swiss towns of Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Ulysse Nardin remains devoted to its quest for watchmaking perfection in four collections: Marine, Diver, Blast and Freak. In 2022 the brand continues to pursue its Vertical Odyssey, voyaging from the abyss to the cosmos with its high-flying watches.