Ulysse Nardin promotes coral ecosystem in unique Freak Vision timepieces

Ulysse Nardin has combined its love of marine life with unique complications in two one-of-a-kind Freak Vision timepieces.

The Freak Vision Coral Bay creations, named after the famous snorkeling reef of Coral Bay in Western Australia, the two Freak Vision Coral Bay, use a new decorative bonding technique and meticulous micropainting to add a coral pattern in blue and yellow gold to each dial.

Freak Vision was first seen at January’s SIHH, and has a unique architecture including a super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements and stabilising micro-blades in a thin case with a box-domed crystal.

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The watch’s entire flying carousel movement circles inside the watch displaying minutes at one end and a balance wheel at the other.

There is no winding crown because the automatic movement is wound by a pepper grinder mechanism on the underside of the watch where the mainspring is tightened by an oscillating ring weight.

 

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