A REDESIGNED FREAK WITH SOME FEATURES OF THE « INNOVISION 2 »
The Freak Vision is interesting for many reasons.
First, it marks the arrival and vision of the new Ulysse Nardin CEO, Mr. Pruniaux. Second, The timepiece integrates some innovations of the concept watch « InnoVision 2 » introduced at the SIHH 2017 such as the Grinder winding system. Here we can clearly make a parallel with the Car industry (concept creations vs « saleable » version) which is not so common in the Watchmaking industry. I love the fact that Ulysse Nardin has a lot of developments and was confident enough in 2017 to show some of them in a concept watch! The SIHH 2018 (one year later) was the perfect opportunity to re-introduce some of them in a « regular » line and bring a little twist to the Freak icon! Now i’m talking about its design.
The new design is simply Stunning! I love the new carved upper bridges. Its new case (bezel, lugs…) offers Freshness & Lightness. You clearly are in front of a modern interpretation of a true mechanical beauty.
The different materials present in the piece are very well mixed together. Quite a difficult exercice! Platinum, Titanium and Rubber, all in one place.
Its « dial » or front face shows the hour with a white triangle (at eleven, almost twelve on the pictures) and the minutes with a small white triangle on the tip of the central bridges. Open the lever (between the two lugs at 6 o’clock) and turn the bezel to set the time.
The Freak Vision is a self winding creation with the innovative and very efficient Grinder system. To explain it in a simple way, The « Grinder » is more sensitive to your wrist movements and less affected by frictions. You can also wind the movement manually with the back bezel.
Well done! Ulysse Nardin.