Ulysses Nardin Frick S.
From JustLuxe Content Partner iW Magazine
Ulysse Nardin updates her already legendary hands-free, dial-free, and crown-free freak with a double oscillator, a technological advancement that strengthens its functionality and accuracy while deepening its three-dimensional effect.
As Ulysse Nardin’s highlight debut at Watches & Wonders 2022, the new Freak S marks the premiere of the new UN-251 manufacturing movement. The new caliber dramatically hosts a new Blood “DiamonCL” (diamond-coated silicone) double oscillator with each balance wheel tilted at a 20-degree angle and connected by a differential.
Ulysses Nardin explains that the multi-gear differential, clearly visible between the balance wheels, distributes the power of the barrel evenly to the two regulatory organs, so that the Frick’s width is stable.
The visual effect, centered with a pair of rose gold bridges holding two blue oscillators, is reminiscent of the wings of a rocket.
Remember, the whole movement of the freak as a carousel makes a complete rotation in one hour. A wide arrow on the clock’s Aventurine movement plate shows the clock when the rocket’s balance wheel and the long nose cone of the rocket with the run indicate the minute. During Frick S, the bezel is set to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.
The new Frick S. Ulysses marks an update to the efficiency of the already highly efficient Grinder automatic winding system of Nardin. Using slight movement of the wrist, the grinder operates using four blades that attach to a swaying weight, which doubles the self-winding system’s angular stroke and limits friction. (See additional technical features below.) And with Grinder, the movement (as far as we are aware) is the first automatically wound double-oscillator caliber available.
Ulysses Nardin will make Frick SK a limited edition of seventy-five pieces, of which forty will be made this year. Each watch is fitted with an alligator strap decorated with a sport cutout in rose gold color. The titanium is fitted with a black DLC and a timepiece with a self-folding hug system.
Specification: Ulysses Nardin Frick S.
(75-piece limited edition)
Movement: UN-251 caliber with hours and minutes indicated by rotation of movement. Flying carousel baguette movement: one rotation per hour. Automatic winding grinder with blades, flexible guide, and shock absorber. Extra-large curved double balance wheel in silicone with inertia block, vertical differential. Power reserve 72 hours? (2 x 2.5 Hz) (2x 18,000 vph).
Case: 45mm black ceramic, titanium and rose gold with black DLC. Set the time with the front bezel and lever lock. Manual winding is possible with the rear bezel.
Decorative movement plate in black aventurine. ? 30 meters water resistance, a sapphire dome box with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Back: Titanium with black DLC, 6 screws, visible “grinder” with an open sapphire case back.
Strap: bi-material black alligator and gold calf strap or black alligator strap.
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