Ulysse Nardin x The Hour Glass (Commemorative Edition)

New Watch! • 29 Aug 2019

Ulysse Nardin x The Hour Glass (Commemorative Edition)


We’re proud to unveil out next commemorative watch, the Ulysse Nardin Freak X The Hour Glass. Manufactured in Le Locle, Switzerland with a matte-finish champagne colour movement and a carbonium gold “brancard” framework, the Limited Edition of just 30 pieces, is a celebration of our 40th. View the watch here.

“We feel honored at Ulysse Nardin to be part of the most prestigious and trusted jewelers in South East Asia and Australia, carrying the world’s finest watch brands in its portfolio and offering Ulysse Nardin a unique retail podium and – for watch lovers – a exceptional, luxury environment in which to discover our creations”said Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.

In 2013, Ulysse Nardin had already developed a Limited-Edition Freak watch with The Hour Glass. Paying tribute to both partners’ strong ties, this new iteration is a fresh take on the brand’s novelty Freak X, launched at SIHH 2019.

At  43mm instead of 45mm, the Freak X is easier to read and operate compared to the other watches in the collection. It has a crown for time correction, which breaks with one of the most iconic aspects of the crown-less Freak Vision or Freak Out models, which correct time by the bezel. The “baguette” movement is still a carrousel, turning once on itself every hour to indicate the time. It is simpler, bolder, and has fewer wheels. It has no dial and no hands – the central bridge acts as a minute hand and one of the wheels indicates the hours.

Inside and clearly visible beats one of the Freak Vision’s most outstanding innovations: a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilising micro-blades. The movement itself, the new UN-230, is a fusion of the manufacture calibers UN-118 and Freak Vision UN-250. Available in Carbonium Gold, with a matte-finish champagne colour movement, a black central bridge and wheels and Superluminova indexes, a dark brown alligator strap with champagne colour “point-de-bride” stitches.

The aeronautic-grade Carbonium ® is a new, super-light and sustainable material used in the production of the latest-generation airplane fuselage and wings. In short, the most vital and essential components in today’s modern airplanes. The production of Carbonium ® has 40% less environmental impact than other carbon composites as it uses offcuts from aeronautical pieces. With complex process requiring high pressures and temperatures, Carbonium ® is a high-performance material that brings out the core beauty of the organic pattern created by the 7µm diameter carbon fibers. Carbonium® Gold is a “fusion” of carbon and gold, giving to the Freak X watch case shimmery and flowing black and gold waves.

View the Freak X The Hour Glass here

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