Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo
The Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo reveals another development in the Freak family – a flying tourbillon that indicates the seconds
by Jim Davis | 17 October 2011
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Due to the ultramodern, minimalist and unconventional design of the Freak’s tourbillon carrousel – one that possessed no true dial, crown or hands – and being the first timepiece to successfully present escapement wheels constructed of silicium, a revolutionary material at the time, the Freak forever changed the course of haute horology.
Acclaimed for its thousands of “firsts” in watchmaking, Ulysse Nardin takes the lead in ingenuity, once again with the new Freak Diavolo, a progression of the groundbreaking 2001 Freak.
Named after its devilish-in-appearance power-reserve backing, with its red “horns” and black cloak-like backdrop, the Freak Diavolo is the cleverest of timepiece creations. Case in point, silicium is used in its hairspring [Si 1.1.1. patent pending] and throughout the majority of its escapement – the heart and most delicate part of the watch. Through the introduction of silicium in the original Freak, Ulysse Nardin transformed haute horology manufacturing and continues to perfect the use of this technologically advanced material with the Freak Diavolo. Performance is further amplified through its application of cutting-edge technology, such as photolithography. And, the Freak Diavolo reveals another development in the Freak family – a flying tourbillon that indicates the seconds, as well as two new ball-bearing systems and a balance-wheel concept and design.
Freak Diavolo – 2080-115
- 8-day Carrousel-Tourbillon.
- Exclusive Dual Ulysse escapement in silicium.
- Small second on flying tourbillon.
- Manual winding.
- Caliber UN-208.
- 18 ct white gold case.
- Sapphire crystals.
- Leather strap with folding buckle
You can learn more about the Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo at the official Ulysse Nardin website.