Introduced to the watch world at Baselworld 2015, the FreakLab embodies the inventive force that is Ulysse Nardin. Now, exclusively for Ulysse Nardin boutiques, the manufacture has released a limited-edition once again surprising enthusiasts with its ingenuity and technology.
Launched 14 years ago, the Freak collection raises the bar with every new model. It was the first watch to incorporate a silicium escapement in 2001, a diamond escapement in 2005 and the Dual Ulysse escapement the same year.
The new FreakLab is no different. 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. What makes the limited-edition FreakLab special is its implementation of materials, including blackened titanium and carbon fiber. The middle case and horns are crafted from blackened titanium; and the case bezel is constructed of carbon fiber.
Combined, they make the watch supremely durable and incorporate the avant-garde design and milestone setting mechanism of the original FreakLab.
Extremely simple to manipulate, the 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. Modeled entirely in black and decorated with a modern and simplistic wave graphic, as well as a carbon fiber pattern – echoed in the leather strap, like its predecessors, it is the perfect choice for the collector who seeks a timekeeper that goes, in the words of the manufacturer ‘beyond incomparable’.
Limited to 99 pieces, FreakLab is exclusively available at Ulysse Nardin boutiques.