Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom
by Kyle Stults on August 16, 2013
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Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom

The now iconic Freak marked a milestone in haute horology when it debuted in 2001.  The brainchild of Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, the Freak intorduced groundbreaking advancements in technology, design and materials – the implementation of silicium was one of the Freak’s hallmarks.  The limited-edition Freak Phantom continues the evolution of this notorious family of watches.  A limited edition of 99, it uses silicium in its patented hairspring (Si 1.1.1.) and throughout the majority of its escapement. The entire movement of the Freak Phantom, including the oscillator, is produced in house and offers a lengthy power reserve of more than eight days.  The watch is wound manually by turning the back of the case(1 full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve).

45mm rose gold case, manual wind UN caliber 208 (movement indicates time, 8-day carrousel-tourbillon, small seconds on the flying tourbillon, silicium hairspring, silicium escapement)

Limited Edition 99 pieces

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The Freak  has no traditional dial, crown or hands — the rotation of the movement is synchronized to indicate time!  The whole movement rotates once per hour, the drive wheel meshing with teeth around the whole circumference of the dial.

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Price will be somewhere north of $100,000.