New explosion! Ulysse Nardin actually made a spaceship?
Have you ever seen a starship like this?
In the dazzling night sky, a dual-core powered spacecraft appeared. Two sets of non-stop rotating turboprop engines smashed the starlight and propelled the spacecraft to sail in the vast universe. Can you imagine that such a scene is actually the new product of Ulysse Nardin in 2022 - the Freak S watch? ! Ulysse Nardin uses the watch as the starry sky background, and the Carrousel movement as the spaceship, bringing the universe into a small square inch.
Freak S watch Ulysse Nardin's spaceship!
Ulysse Nardin Freak fantasy series, carrying the soul of Ulysse Nardin - Ludwig Oaklin (in addition to the Freak fantasy series, Ulysse Nardin's "Astronomy Trilogy", Moonstruck Lunar Rhapsody also showed his talent in watchmaking and The whimsical idea of Freak, the whimsy itself is a model that subverts tradition and imaginative, and creates a new idea of watchmaking in the 21st century. The New York Times once commented that the Freak whimsy watch is the top ten watches that have changed the watchmaking industry in the past two decades. one of the tables. This new Freak S watch is even more shocking, as if it came from the future. Ulysse Nardin unleashes its imagination into the universe and draws inspiration from the stars of the universe. This new masterpiece of Ulysse Nardin is sufficient in both shape and technology. Unique, "fried" and shocking enough.
Next, please fasten your seat belts and go into space with the Freak S watch together.
Starship from the future
The Freak S watch is the same as the original watchmaking idea of the Ulysse Nardin Freak fantasy series, which are "no crown", "no dial", "no hands", and use Carrousel movement. But why does this year's Freak S watch bring more visual impact than the previous generation of the Freak fantasy series?
The case of the Freak S watch is completely different from the previous Freak whimsy series, and three different materials are applied at the same time, the bezel and the sides of the case are 5N rose gold, the middle case is plated titanium, the lugs and the case are The connection is black ceramic. The design of the bezel is also innovative. The concave part adopts two different plane triangular structures, and also uses a different grinding method from other parts of the bezel. From the design of the case alone, the Freak S watch has a The temperament is obviously more individual, and it presents a rigorous and three-dimensional architecture like a building.
The Freak X watch launched in 2019 added a crown, and this year's Freak S watch has returned to the purest form of whimsy again, with no crown design, and a locking device at 6 o'clock, which can be opened and rotated. Time to adjust.
The highlight of the Freak S watch is the Carrousel movement in the shape of a spaceship on the front of the watch. This is the first time that the Freak fantasy series uses the shape of a spaceship to replace the original bridge. The Freak S watch looks like a spaceship at first glance, the left and right balance wheels resemble two sets of powerful turboprop engines, and the rose gold bridge plate adopts the shape of a rocket tail.
What's more, the Freak S watch also replaced the dial under the Carrousel movement with aventurine material, which is never seen in the Freak fantasy series. The golden particles shining on it are like the stars in the night sky, and The shape of the ship is perfect. As a result, the visual effect is obviously greatly enhanced.
Time Magic "Double" Time
The Freak S watch, the interstellar spaceship, as we mentioned above, uses double balance wheels and double hairsprings, which not only looks symmetrical but also adds a three-dimensional sense, but don’t underestimate this design, it’s not just for looks. Dual oscillators are real bullshit.
First, the Freak S watch is the first double balance Carrousel watch; Second, other famous watch brands have actually done this kind of structure with multiple balance wheels and multiple hairsprings, but they all use manual winding movements, while the Freak S watch of Ulysse Nardin is equipped with dual oscillators, but uses The self-winding movement is unprecedented; Third, the dual oscillators of the Freak S watch have a certain practical role. Two oversized silicon balance wheels vibrate at a frequency of 2.5 Hz, coordinated by a differential in the middle, to more precisely adjust the movement speed. To give a simple example, the balance wheel on the left goes one second faster and the balance wheel on the right goes one second slower. After the average travel time through the differential, the error of the output is zero seconds. Of course, the dual oscillators of the Freak S watch do not rule out the suspicion of dazzling skills, and the visual effects are really nothing to say, especially the large-sized balance wheel looks more cool;
Fourth, the two balance wheels are inclined at an angle of 20 degrees to the horizontal plane.
When the Freak S watch is running, the Carrousel movement moves at a frequency of one revolution per hour, and the spaceship on the watch rotates accordingly, thereby indicating the minutes (the arrow mark coated with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating indicates the hours), so the two balance wheels will also revolve around the dial in addition to their rotation, which makes people think of the rotation of planets, both rotating and revolving around the stars.
The escapement is also made of diamond silicon crystal material (previously used in the UN-118 movement). Silicon technology is the strength of Ulysse Nardin. The first whimsical watch in 2001 used silicon material for the first time. The wear resistance of diamond silicon crystal The damage and corrosion resistance ability is higher than that of silicon material, so we will not go into details here.
There is another important point about the Freak S watch, which is mentioned here. This watch is self-winding, which further improves the "grinder" type automatic winding system in the Freak Vision watch, and its energy transmission efficiency is classic. Twice the automatic winding system, so it can also achieve twice the winding efficiency.
Ulysse Nardin's Freak S watch brings together the watchmaking essence of Ulysse Nardin's Freak fantasy series, especially the double oscillator, which is the biggest surprise that the Freak S watch gave us this time. Ulysse Nardin Freak was born in 2001. After nearly 21 years of iterative updates, the first Freak watch in 2001 shocked the watch world, the Freak DIAMonSIL watch, the Freak InnoVision watch, and the tourbillon on the Carrousel. Freak Diavolo The Dark Lord, followed by Freak Cruiser and Freak Lab created the Caruso aesthetic. The InnoVison 2 in 2017 is of great significance to the later Freak Out and Freak Vision, and then to the minimalist Freak X watch, which integrates the strengths of the Freak fantasy series and puts the price into more than a dozen. In the market of 10,000, the value of whimsy is not only in a watch, it has a very important inspiration for the entire watchmaking industry, and also represents an attitude that dares to subvert the tradition, let us see the charm of watchmaking from a new angle.