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A Legacy of Innovation

Since the debut of the original Freak over two decades ago, Ulysse Nardin has continued to be at the forefront of horological innovation, influencing the realm of fine watchmaking. The NEW Freak S Nomad just released at Watches & Wonders, with its groundbreaking design and technical prowess, continues this legacy, proving once again that Ulysse Nardin is the prophet of change in the watch industry.

A Harmonious Blend of Art and Innovation

NEW Ulysse Nardin Freak S Nomad pic from Ulysses Nardin website


The NEW Freak S Nomad stands as a magnificent exemplar of Ulysse Nardin’s devotion to the pinnacle of haute horlogerie, marrying métiers d’art with the intricate handcrafts and finishing techniques that hallmark the most luxurious timepieces. Limited to just 99 pieces, this model is not just a watch; it’s a piece of art that encapsulates the brand’s passion for excellence in every detail.

The Heart of the Freak S Nomad

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At the core of the Freak S Nomad’s allure is its hour disc, elegantly positioned behind the carousel ‘spaceship’ movement. Adorned with a sand-coloured CVD finish, the diamond guilloché pattern on the disc mirrors the undulating dunes of a desert, crafted by the hands of a master artisan. This meticulous technique, requiring years of dedication to master, underscores the unparalleled skill and artistry that go into each timepiece.

No Dial, No Hands, No Crown: Defying Conventions

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The Freak S Nomad redefines traditional watchmaking boundaries with its bold design: no dial, no hands, no crown. It embodies the essence of innovation and unrestricted creativity, showcasing Ulysse Nardin’s commitment to pushing the limits of what’s possible in watch design.

Technical Mastery: The Caliber UN-251 Manufacture Movement

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The Freak S Nomad is powered by the Caliber UN-251 Manufacture Movement, a marvel of micro-mechanical engineering. Featuring a double oscillator with silicon balance wheels and escapements coated in DIAMonSIL, it offers unmatched precision and durability. The patented Grinder® automatic winding system efficiently charges the 72-hour power reserve, highlighting Ulysse Nardin’s innovative approach to energy efficiency and mechanical ingenuity.

Titanium and Carbon Fibre: A Material Advantage

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Crafted with a lightweight titanium case and locker, alongside an anthracite PVD-coated titanium bezel, the Freak S Nomad is designed for both elegance and endurance. Its carbon fibre flanks, seamlessly integrating into the watch’s lugs, further enhance the model’s strength and aesthetic appeal, making it a standout piece in any collection. It’s technical refined but looks like something batman would wear when suited up to fight crime.

At the end of the day…

The Freak S Nomad encapsulates Ulysse Nardin’s dedication to transcending watchmaking conventions, showcasing a blend of artistic mastery and technical innovation. Limited to just 99 pieces, this timepiece is a bold statement of the brand’s pioneering spirit and its role as a trendsetter in the luxury watch industry.

At the end of the day, it proves that the fusion of tradition with innovation can lead to extraordinary creations. It stands as a beacon of excellence and a testament to the limitless possibilities in haute horlogerie, ensuring Ulysse Nardin remains at the forefront of watchmaking innovation.

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