Ulysse Nardin Freak S Nomad: No Hands, No Dial, No Crown

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Nomad: No Hands, No Dial, No Crown

Published: May 11, 2024 | By: American Luxury Staff

This year at Watches and Wonders Geneva, Ulysse Nardin continues its tradition of horological innovation with the unveiling of the Freak S Nomad, the latest iteration of its iconoclastic Freak watch collection.

Defying conventions, the $148,300 Freak S Nomad features an exposed flying carousel movement in lieu of a traditional dial and hands. Two inclined oscillators, linked by a vertical differential system and powered by an efficient Grinder winding mechanism, comprise the watch’s beating heart. Anthracite bridges and a sand-hued hour disc frame the mechanical artwork.

Yet despite its futuristic form, the Freak S Nomad also pays homage to time-honored craftsmanship. Its hour disc, painstakingly engine-turned by hand in a three-hour process, exhibits a mesmerizing diamond guilloché pattern. This juxtaposition of cutting-edge and classic epitomizes the Nardin philosophy.

Since shocking the watch world in 2001, the Freak has pioneered the use of silicon components and championed creative freedom. Its daring, nonconformist attitude has sparked innovation across the industry.

With the 99-piece limited-edition Freak S Nomad, Ulysse Nardin continues to push boundaries and embrace its independent spirit. More than two decades on, the Freak still has the power to surprise.

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